IEEE 802.11TM  TG ”k” Letter Ballot 103 Instructions



These instructions apply only for IEEE 802.11TM  Letter Ballot 103 (LB103) which is a technical vote on Draft 7.0 of the Task Group “k” amendment to the current IEEE 802.11TM standard.



This is a New Process we will be using to vote on letter ballots. It is a web based process similar to the process used for sponsor ballots. 


DO NOT send an email to vote or your vote will be invalid.


Failure to follow these instructions will result in your vote being discarded as an invalid vote.


This is a recirculation letter ballot and the voter’s pool for this ballot is the same voter pool that was used for the original letter ballot that passed the 75% threshold for IEEE 802.11TM k, i.e., Letter Ballot 78.  If you have voted on LB 78 and / or LB 83 and / or LB86 and / or LB90, and / or LB96, you are not required to vote on this ballot.  Your most recent ballot will be carried forward.  If you wish to change your vote, you must respond to this ballot.


The ballot opens April 18, 2007 at 23:59 Eastern Time USA and closes 15 days later on May 3, 2007 at 23:59 Eastern Time USA.



Motion: Move to approve and submit to Sponsor Ballot IEEE 802.11TM  "k" Draft P802.11k_D7.0.pdf


Type of Motion: Technical


To Obtain the draft and the supporting documentation: 





  Draft P802.11k_D7.0.pdf

Redline version

  Supporting Documents

Comment Resolution Document

  Supporting Documents

Voters Pool


Comment Form



The draft is password protected per IEEE 802 Policies and Procedures.  To obtain the draft, use the username and the password supplied to voting members for the 802.11 WG private area.



Cast Your Vote Here  and follow the instructions below:


You will see the following web page.


Note:  All fields, except for the FAX field, are required  in order for your vote to be valid.


Please fill out the balloter information that is requested.





  Balloter ID

  Can be found on the Voters Pool



  Fill in your complete name



  Enter the email address you would like the ballot response sent to



  Enter where you can be contacted (if needed)



  Not required



  Click on the drop down box and select from of the following:
Approve (no comments)
Approve (with comments)
Do Not Approve (with comments)
Abstain due to lack of technical expertise



  Enter your company or organization



  Once the information above is completed, Click the “Submit Button” to   enter your vote






You will also receive a confirmation web page for your vote.


If you are submitting comments, click on the “Submit Comments” button.






This will take you to a page that looks similar to this:

Select ONLY #2 - “File Upload”


Once selected, Click the “Continue to the Submit Comments Area”.

This takes you to the page below:



File Upload Instructions


  Select “Browse…

  Select your completed comment file.


  File Description

  Enter the file type in the “File Description” field.


  Comment Information

  Complete the “Commenter Information” as before in these instructions.


  Comment Type

  Select either “Technical” if any technical comments are included or editorial for all else.


  Upload file now

  Once the information above is correct the "Upload file now" button



Email Confirmation:

You will automatically receive an email confirmation of your vote.


(Message sent via IEEE Standards webmail)


Here is a courtesy copy of a ballot for IEEE 802.11 k Letter Ballot 86 just submitted:


# Ballot/Comment Data for 0000001 (IEEE 802.11 k Letter Ballot 86) # Submitted

Tue Aug  8 21:47:29 EDT 2006 # Type: ballot # Record Number: 112


ballot_code = 0000001

form_type = ballot

balloter_id = 112

name = John Doe

email =

phone = 555-555-5555

fax =

org = XYZ

vote = Approve, no comments (Y)


(End of IEEE Standards webmail message)



Completing the Comment Form:


Should you wish to submit comments, please use the following instructions:


0)       Form:  The official comment form for Letter Ballot 86 must be used.  This comment form is available at


1)       Names: In the header of comment response form, please fill in your name in the <First Name>, <Last Name> fields.  Do not use your initials or anything else.


2)       Clause Column: This is the section number of the draft that your comment applies to - e.g. 2.1 or 4.2.3.  If you have a comment that applies to the entire document put "General" in the section field. Don’t put “all”, “many”, “various” or any other word you may personally fancy. If the field contains anything other that a clause number or “General”, the comment will be discarded and your vote possibly invalidated.  If your comment relates to a table, place the clause in which the table resides in this column and not the table number.  Put only the clause number and not the words, e.g. “clause”.


3)       E/T Column: Please use an E or T only to indicate a technical or an editorial comment. Please use upper case only so things sort right when we get all done.  Incorrectly categorized comments will be re-categorized by the Task Group chairperson.


4)       "Part of No vote” Column: If you say "no" in this column, we will feel free to skip that comment in terms of formally satisfying a "NO" vote. For any comment that is not part of your “NO” vote, mark it as "not part of a no vote" by entering “no” in the column. Any voter that votes “NO” should have at least one comment marked “yes” as part support for their “NO” vote.  Any voter that votes “YES” should not have any comments marked “yes” in this column.


5)       "comment/explanation" and "recommended change" columns: These are pretty self explanatory. If you do not recommend a change the comment may be skipped as you have not asked the group to do anything. Please keep the explanation of the comment separate from what you want done as a result of your reasoning. The voting group is too large for the task group to be interpreting what you are requesting.   Please remember that the operating rules state that all “No” votes MUST be accompanied by comments which include specific reasons and enough information for the group to understand what you desire in order to change your “no” to a “yes”. Simply saying “not good enough” is insufficient as the task group cannot reasonably be expected to understand what would satisfy the commenter and so invalidation of the vote is justifiable.


6)       Draft line numbers: If you choose to include a page / line number reference in your comments, please do so by putting is as text at the start of your comment. Do NOT put this info in the section number field. The rational is that the page/line numbers are valid only for the balloted draft version.  The section numbers are more likely to still be correct in later versions.




Stuart J. Kerry

IEEE 802.11TM WG Chair





Harry R. Worstell

IEEE 802.11TM Vice Chair / Balloting Coordinator





Richard Paine

IEEE 802.11TM TGk Chair





April 18, 2007