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The ONF bylaws provide for an elected seat to be filled by a representative from an ONF Member company.



Current Member Holding This Position

ONF at-large board memberOne Year, with elections in Q4George Tchaparian , Edge-Core Networks (term ends Dec '20)

The vote to fill this position is held annually.  The election process has these main steps:

Defining the Voting Community - and Cleanup of Primary Representative List

The voting community is composed of the primary contacts from all ONF members classified as Partners or Members.  The list of Primary Representativesfrom each Member Company is maintained by the ONF.  Member companies should review their representative periodically, and should notify the ONF if they wish to update their primary representative(s) before voting begins.

Background - Each member company has a designated Primary Representative.  This role is used for administrative tasks like reviewing IPR protected documents, bylaw changes, annual renewals, and voting for the board at-large seat.  In cases where multiple representatives are listed for a member company, one of the representatives is identified as the primary.  All member companies are encouraged to review this list and adjust their representatives as they see fit.


Nominations can be made by any individual from any member company.   Nominees must be employed by a member company not already represented on the board.   Additional details, the process to submit nominations and current nominees can be found here.    

In the event that there is only a single nomination for the position, there will not be a vote.


Each company has a single vote.  The voting URL will be sent to the primary representative from each company.  The voting URL may only be used once.

Every company should review their list of primary representatives and notify the ONF if they wish to provide updates before voting begins.

Runoff Vote

A majority is required to win the election (someone must receive > 50% of cast ballots).  If no nominee has a majority of the vote, a runoff election will be held between the top two candidates.


2020 Timeline
October 13, 2020ONF builds preliminary Voting Community list based on identified Primary Representatives from each Member company.
October 16Open nominations
Notify membership of upcoming vote so companies have an opportunity to confirm and adjust their registered Primary Representative
October 22- 30Periodic reminders to update Primary representative
October 30Close Nominations
Close opportunity for companies up update their Primary Representative
November 3Get out the vote - ballot sent to Primary Representative from each member company
November 13First Round of voting Ends. If no nominee has a majority of the vote, a runoff election will be held with the top two candidates
November 16Runoff Election opened For voting
November 24, 2020Board Member Announced for 2021 term, and invited to Dec'20 board meeting to observe and to all 2021 meetings

Board member elected for 2020 George Tchaparian , Edge-Core Networks (term ends Dec '20)

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