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</o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--></head><body lang=EN-US link="#0563C1" vlink="#954F72"><div class=WordSection1><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;margin-bottom:12.0pt'>Dear Kantara Initiative Work Group Chairs,<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>You will recall the recent activity around the eGov WG undertaking a self-shutdown eballot requiring a supermajority of those participants voting. You were copied on the email from July 23<sup>rd</sup>.<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>The ballot to shut-down the eGovernment Working Group closed on Wednesday, July 22<sup>nd</sup> and passed with 5 members selecting Yes, 1 selecting No with no Abstentions.  The voter opting for No (we think is a recent new participant) added a comment that they wanted to contribute more.<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>This has clearly showed the feelings of those participants that voted. Therefore, the vote now goes to the Leadership Council for ratification.<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>This email initiates a Leadership Council eBallot to approve the self-shut down of the <a href="https://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/display/eGov/Home" target="_blank">eGovernment Working Group</a>.<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Please review the eBallot and cast your vote <a href="https://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/display/LC/LC+eBallot+to+approve+the+self+shut+down+of+the+eGovernment+Working+Group">HERE</a>.<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><b>Important Note:</b> In order to record your vote you need to log in into Confluence.<br><b>eBallot Closing Date:</b> Tuesday, August 4<sup>th</sup> 2020 at 5PM EST<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;margin-bottom:12.0pt'>Best,<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;margin-bottom:12.0pt'>The Kantara Staff<br>Kantara Initiative, Inc.<br>Membership Administrator<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt'><a href="https://kantarainitiative.org/"><span style='color:#0563C1;text-decoration:none'><img border=0 width=143 height=46 style='width:1.4916in;height:.4833in' id="Picture_x0020_2" src="cid:image001.png@01D664CD.A7301DB0" alt=Kantara-Logo></span></a><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#555555'><a href="https://signup.e2ma.net/signup/1889513/1769625/"><span style='color:#0563C1'>Receive Kantara News & Updates</span></a></span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><a href="https://kantarainitiative.org/about/10th-anniversary/" target="_blank"><span style='color:#0563C1'>Kantara Initiative</span></a>, <a href="https://edufoundation.kantarainitiative.org/" target="_blank"><span style='color:#0563C1'>Kantara Educational Foundation</span></a> & <a href="https://kantarainitiative.eu/" target="_blank"><span style='color:#0563C1'>Kantara Europe</span></a><o:p></o:p></p></div></body></html>