Re: Replacing Section F of the Charter

From: Kent Crispin (
Date: Sun Aug 13 2000 - 16:06:56 PDT

On Fri, Aug 11, 2000 at 06:27:16PM -0400, Milton Mueller wrote:
> Here is a reasonable solution to the so-called "alternate" problem.

It does not deal with the succession problem when the candidate does
not have an alternate, and it does not deal with the problem when the
NC rep and the alternate are both indisposed.

> Hopefully, now that the issue of me filling in for Kathy is entirely moot,
> we can deal with the substance and forget about personal animosities. The
> point of this amendment is to secure continuous and effective representation
> for the NCC in the event of a resignation. This proposal actually works in
> *favor* of regional representation. I will explain more about that, later.
> Kent, please post this on the site along with your own proposal.
> -----------------------------
> Replace section F in its entirety with the following:
> F. Provision for Replacement of NC members
> Name Council representatives may need to resign. In order to provide for a
> quick, effective, and representative method of replacing the constituency's
> NC members, the following section defines a replacement method. Each person
> running for Names Council representative may choose a replacement candidate
> with whom to run. The replacement candidate must be affiliated with an
> organization that is a member of the NCC, and have the approval of that
> organization to run. The replacement must be a citizen of the same
> geographic region as the Names Council candidate. The names of the two
> individuals shall be listed together on the voting ballot. A Names Council
> candidate need not run with a replacement candidate.
> The replacement candidate shall not be a member of the Names Council until
> and unless the elected member formally resigns. If or when a resignation
> takes place, the replacement candidate immediately succeeds the elected
> candidate as the NC member for the rest of the original member's term.
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Kent Crispin                               "Do good, and you'll be                           lonesome." -- Mark Twain

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