2021 Election Notice

Dear PICISOC Members,

The Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society would like to announce the 2021 PICISOC Board elections. On this election, three positions are up for grabs. The Election committee members are: Aisyah Shakirah Suhaidi (Community Engagement Manager, Asia Pacific, ISOC) Letitia Masaea (Board member, PICISOC and Andrew Molivurae (Board member, PICISOC). As such the election committee is looking for individuals that have some of the following qualities: 

  • Is a member of ISOC, the Pacific Islands Chapter
  • Has had active engagement within chapter’s activities during the last two years (on email list or in other community activities).
  • Familiar with Internet Society mission, vision, programs and goals.
  • Involvement with Internet-related activities in the Pacific Islands region.
  • Demonstrated skills, ability and passion in volunteer-led organizations are highly valued.

 The PICISOC Board role may require 5-10 hours of work per week on an average alongside with International travel opportunities (where applicable). Access to a reliable Internet connection for audio online meetings is necessary to fulfill the tasks expected of board members. Please note that these leadership roles are purely on voluntary basis and are NOT compensated. 

The new PICISOC Board will take up their roles at the first 2022 Board meeting. You can nominate someone or you can self nominate. Submissions are to be made to the election committee by November 30, 2021 23.00 hours UTC at: picisocboard@gmail.com  

Nominations will need to be seconded by another member as well as the nominee agreeing to stand for the election. Further details of the election process and EoI are below. 

I. Board Positions

There are three positions to be filled for a term of two years. The 3 positions up for election have been held by the following Board members: Cherie Lagakali, Gina Naigulevu and Kanaan Ngutu. 

This election is for Board positions only and the Board officer positions, will be elected by the Board at the first meeting. Officer positions entail additional commitment of time and responsibilities. 

II. Timetable 

The process begins November 15, 2021. The timetable will be as follows: 

15 November – 30 November 2021:  Candidate nomination submission 
06 December – 20 December 2021:  Election period / Voting 
05 January 2022 – Results announced 

All confirmed candidate names and bios will be sent to the PICISOC mailing list by the election committee before the voting. Once the nomination period lapsed, ballots will be notified by ISOC via Survey Monkey to all eligible PICISOC chapter members and voting will occur over a 10-day period. ISOC staff will then run the tally and confirm the vote.

III. Candidate Statement (EoI) 

Once confirmed by the Election Committee, the Nominees are asked to submit a statement for the PICISOC membership as candidates for the PICISOC Board. This statement should include answers to the following questions: 

1. Why do you want to serve on the PICISOC Board and what you can bring to the board to enhance PICISOC activities? 

2. Provide a brief biography about yourself. 

The statement should be relatively concise and to the point. 

Looking forward to receiving your nominations.
On behalf of the Board.

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