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FW: Balloting Feedback Request

Please note the following. I suggest individuals comment as warranted and
that we (possibly Geoff would do this) formulate a position at the 802SEC
meeting in Tampa.

Jim Carlo( Cellular:1-214-693-1776 Voice&Fax:1-214-853-5274
TI Fellow, Networking Standards at Texas Instruments
Chair, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC6 Telecom and Info Exchange Between Systems
Chair, IEEE802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2000 8:16 AM
Subject: Balloting Feedback Request

Dear Standards Developer:

A motion was unanimously approved at the 21 September IEEE-SA Standards
Board meeting to address two important issues regarding balloting.   The
motion that was approved would:
1)  encourage all IEEE balloting groups to utilize the IEEE balloting
center, and
2)  move toward the exclusive use of electronic balloting

To date, there have been more than 30 successful electronic ballots
conducted by the IEEE balloting center.  The service provided is
convenient, reliable and valid, and saves both time and money.
Invitations to ballot are still done by mail, and this step will be the
next piece of the process to be "electronicized".

Today, approximately 99% of all ballots conducted are administered by the
IEEE balloting center.   Based upon the IEEE Balloting Center's excellent
service and their commitment to expediency, the IEEE balloting staff would
like ALL balloting groups to come under the IEEE balloting center umbrella.

A "chat area" has been set up on the web for the purpose of stating your
views and opinions on the two issues stated above.

Please go to:
Click on the topic "Feedback Related to Balloting Center Usage and
Electronic Balloting"
To post a new message, click "New" (button on left-hand side)
To view a message, click on the message
To reply to a message, click "Reply" at the bottom of the page

 We look forward to receiving your comments by 31 October.


Don Heirman
Chair, IEEE-SA Standards Board