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Ballot Forum-2 – Chair and Vice-Chair Term Extensions

The voting period for Ballot Forum-2 has ended and the ballot has passed. Here are the results.

Voting by CAs – 26 votes total, including abstentions

26 Yes votes: Actalis, Amazon, Buypass, Camerfirma, Chunghwa Telecom, Comodo CA, Comsign, D-TRUST, DigiCert, Disig, Entrust Datacard, E-TUGRA, Firmaprofesional, GDCA, GlobalSign, HARICA, Kamu Sertifikasyon Merkezi, OATI, SHECA, SSL.com, SSC, TWCA, TrustCor, Trustwave, TurkTrust, Visa
0 No votes:
0 Abstain:
100% of voting CAs voted in favor

Voting by browsers – 6 votes total, including abstentions

6 Yes votes: Cisco, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, Opera, 360
0 No votes:
0 Abstain:
100% of voting browsers voted in favor

Quorum requirements
Currently active members: 11
Quorum: 12
Votes cast (including abstentions): 32
Quorum met: Yes

Under Bylaw 2.2(g), a ballot result will be considered valid only when more than half of the number of currently active Members has participated. Votes to abstain are counted in determining a quorum.

Bylaw 2.2(f) requires a yes vote by two-thirds of CA votes and 50%-plus-one browser votes for approval. Votes to abstain are not counted for this purpose. This requirement was met for both CAs and browsers.

At least one CA Member and one browser Member must vote in favor of a ballot for the ballot to be adopted. This requirement was met

Ballot Forum-2 passes.

Ballot Forum-2 – Chair and Vice-Chair Term Extensions

Ben Wilson of DigiCert calls the following proposed ballot to be published for discussion and comment by the CABF membership.

Dimitris Zacharopoulos of HARICA and Jos Purvis of Cisco have endorsed the proposed ballot.

Explanation of Ballot:

Kirk Hall was elected to a two-year term as Chair of the Forum by Ballot 177, and Ben Wilson was elected to a two-year term as Vice Chair of the Forum by Ballot 178. Their terms run from October 22, 2016 through October 21, 2018. The Forum wishes to extend these terms by 10 days, to run through October 31, 2018, in order that their successors can be elected to new two-year terms starting on November 1, 2018, by separate ballots and so that there will be no gap in leadership.

—Ballot Begins —

Kirk Hall’s term as Chair of the CA/Browser Forum is hereby extended from October 21, 2018 through October 31, 2018, and Ben Wilson’s term as Vice Chair of the CA/Browser Forum is hereby extended from October 21, 2018 through October 31, 2018.

—Ballot Ends —

The procedure for approval of this ballot is as follows:

Discussion Period (7 days) Start Time: 6-Sept-2018 16:00:00 UTC End Time: 13-Sept-2018 16:00:00 UTC

Voting Period (7 days) Start Time: 13-Sept-2018 16:00:00 UTC End Time: 20-Sept-2018 16:00:00 UTC