[LINK] was anyone else unable to vote in the ICANN election?
Fri, 20 Oct 2000 23:50:35 +1100 (EST)
I'm not sure if anyone else had problems trying to vote in the ICANN
elections, but I was unable to.
ICANN, or the election organisation that ran the vote, claimed that
at some stage my email address did not work and one of their scripts
that determines eligibility changed the flag on my record. Now there
are varying reasons why an email address can bounce back, so it seems
strange that this was changed so easily, and I was none the wiser.
There was no follow up email to ascertain why there was a problem,
either by a human or computer generated.
And I emailed them to find out what the problem was, albeit on the
last day, so yes, a little late. But when you go to a polling booth
to vote in person, the electoral officers don't shut up shop so they
can go to lunch when they feel like it. I had not received a reply
for 1 to 2 hours, so I went home. When I arrived at work in the
morning I was too late to vote.
Now, my issue is this. If ICANN or anybody else want to run an
election through the Internet, they should ensure there are staff
able to deal with enquiries if they have problems 24 hours a day for
the duration of the election. Obviously either ICANN did not or their
service was quite slow.
My vote would not have made any difference, and ICANN see
uninterested in complaints and dealing with the problems that arose
as I sent them an email about the problem (see below) 9 days ago and
I have received no response.
It is too late now to do anything obviously, but I guess one hopes
that the new people elected will improve things. And I am curious if
anybody else had any problems.
--- David Goldstein <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Dear
Alisa et al
> Unfortunately explanations regarding why I could not vote arrived
> late so I could not vote. Yes, I did leave voting till late, but
> should not have hindered my eligibility to vote.
> I find it totally unacceptable that because of an error at your end
> was unable to vote.
> How do you intend to rectify this situation?
> David Goldstein
> --- At Large Membership <email@example.com> wrote: > Dear David,
> > We changed your record so you can vote. Evidently, your email
> > was not working continuously, and one of our scripts that
> > determines eligibility changed the flag on your record. I have
> > changed it back and forwarded your info to election.com--
> > PLEASE VOTE!
> > Thanks for your interest.
> > At Large Membership
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: David Goldstein [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > > Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2000 7:54 AM
> > > To: email@example.com
> > > Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > > Subject: unable to vote
> > >
> > >
> > > Hello
> > >
> > > I have tried to access the ICANN web site to vote in the ICANN
> > > election today and have found my password, membership number
> > and/or
> > > PIN will not work.
> > >
> > > My membership number is 316922.
> > >
> > > Could you please explain to me why I cannot vote.
> > >
> > > Yours sincerely
> > > David Goldstein
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