We are about halfway through the ICANN Board Seat 9 nomination phase, which ends on 16 January 2012. If you are considering nominating someone, do not wait until the end of the nomination phase. Nominees will need time to complete the necessary documents, and furthermore, the ASO AC Qualification Review Committee will need time to review those documents and select candidates. This must all be done by the close of the nomination phase.
For full details, the original announcement is available here.