6. The GNSO Council shall make selections to fill Seats 13 and 14 on the ICANN Board by written ballot or by action at a meeting; any such selection must have affirmative votes comprising a majority of the votes of all the members of the GNSO Council. Notification of the GNSO Council's selections shall be given by the GNSO Chair in writing to the ICANN Secretary, consistent with Article VI, Sections 8(4) and 12(1).
Consistent with the second-quoted sentence above, I received the following message on 17 April 2003 (Marina del Rey time) from Bruce Tonkin, the GNSO Chair:
Subject: Election of Michael Palage for ICANN Board seat #14 by the GNSO
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2003 00:07:27 +1000
From: Bruce Tonkin
To: Louis Touton
CC: Michael Palage, Alejandro Pisanty, Philip Sheppard, Barbara Simons
To: ICANN Secretary
From: GNSO Chair
The GNSO Council in its meeting on Thursday 17 April, formally ratified the email vote for Board seat #14. The ratification was carried 18 votes for, 0 against, and 0 abstentions.
The results of the email vote were:
Michael Palage 14 votes
Alejandro Pisanty 6 votes
Philip Sheppard 4 votes
Barbara Simons 0 votes
Thus Michael Palage was declared elected to Board seat #14, under the ICANN Bylaws, Article X, Section 3, Clause 6.
It should be noted that Michael Palage is from the North American region.
Under Article XX, Section 2(5), and Article VI, Section 8(1)(f) and (2), of the ICANN Bylaws, the term of Mr. Palage in Seat 14 will begin at the "Effective Date and Time of the New Board" and will end on the day six months after the conclusion of ICANN's annual meeting in 2004.