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Re: [802SEC] +++ SEC Rules Change Letter Ballot +++ Ballot on WG electronic voting


a question from one of my people. What consitutes a quorum for an 
electronic vote (either motion or ballot).

For example, this SEC rules change ballot marks a failure to vote
as a vote against. Hence, one could argue there is no quorum requirement
as all voters end up with either a no or whatever they actually responded
with and 100% of the voters are counted.

Another interpretation is similar to those of a meeting. Specifically
the number of people who respond to the ballot as a yes or no or abstain
must be greater than 50% of the voting members.



Paul Nikolich wrote:
> Dear SEC members,
> Attached you will find the text for the SEC rules change letter ballot on WG
> Electronic Voting.
> Scope:  To permit voting by electronic means at the working group level.
> Purpose: To facilitate the WG consensus process.
> The ballot opens March 18, 2002 and closes June 8, 2002 12 midnight EDT
> (remember if you do not vote or abstain it is equivalent to a DISAPPROVE
> vote).  Buzz, please ensure this gets sent to the 802-wide email list as
> well.  WG chairs, please invite your WG members to comment through you.
> Regards,
> --Paul Nikolich
> Chair, IEEE802 LAN/MAN Standards Project
> email:
> cell:    857.205.0050
> mail:   18 Bishops Lane, Lynnfield, MA 01940
>   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                                                           Name: MAR2002 rules change on wg electronic balloting.pdf
>    MAR2002 rules change on wg electronic balloting.pdf    Type: Acrobat (application/pdf)
>                                                       Encoding: base64

Michael Takefman    
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