Ballot FORUM-15: Election of CA/Browser Forum Chair

Ballot Results

The voting period for Special Ballot Forum-15 has ended and the Ballot has Passed. Congratulations Dean!

Here are the results:
Voting by Certificate Issuers – 24 votes total including abstentions

– 24 Yes votes: Actalis, Buypass, Camerfirma, Certigna (DHIMYOTIS), Certum (Asseco), Chunghwa Telecom, D-TRUST, DigiCert, Disig, eMudhra, Entrust Datacard, Firmaprofesional, GDCA, GlobalSign, HARICA, iTrusChina, Kamu SM, OATI, OISTE, SECOM, SHECA, SwissSign, TrustCor, SecureTrust. 
– 0 No votes
– 0 Abstain

100% of voting Certificate Issuers voted in favor.

Voting by Certificate Consumers – 5 votes total including abstentions

– 5 Yes votes: Cisco, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, 360 
– 0 No votes:
– 0 Abstain

100% of voting Certificate Consumers voted in favor.

Relevant Bylaw references

Bylaw 2.3(f) requires:

– a “yes” vote by two-thirds of Certificate Issuer votes and 50%-plus-one Certificate Consumer votes for approval. Votes to abstain are not counted for this purpose. This requirement was met for both Certificate Issuers and Certificate Consumers.
– at least one Certificate Issuer and one Certificate Consumer Member must vote in favor of a ballot for the ballot to be adopted. This requirement was also met.

Under Bylaw 2.3(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. Half of currently active Members as of the start of voting was 11, so quorum was 12 votes – quorum was met.”

Ballot Content

The following motion has been proposed by the CA/Browser Forum Chair Dimitris Zacharopoulos of HARICA.

Purpose of Ballot

This special ballot is to confirm the new Chair of the CA/Browser Forum. 

In accordance with Bylaw 4.1(c), Dean Coclin representing Digicert is hereby elected Chair of the CA/Browser Forum for a term commencing on November 1, 2020 and continuing through October 31, 2022. 


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