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Voting Contacts

New this year: All Voting Contacts must have a confirmed Point of Contact (POC) record that is linked to their ARIN Online account to be eligible to vote in ARIN Elections. All election email correspondence will only be sent to the email address associated with the Voting Contact’s ARIN Online account.

Each ARIN Member organization is asked to designate one Voting Contact to vote in ARIN Elections, held each fall.  

Voting Contacts:

  • Must have a confirmed Point of Contact (POC) record
  • Must have an ARIN Online account linked to the Voting Contact's POC
  • Must be designated and up-to-date by the voter eligibility deadline (6 September 2016)
  • Are not identified in Whois
  • May be designated/modified by either the Admin or Tech POC for a given member organization. However, ARIN will recognize the Admin as the final authority when needed.

If you have any questions regarding Voting Contacts, contact us at

Viewing Your Voting Contact Information

To view your organization's Voting Contact:

  1. Log into your ARIN Online account
  2. Select Your Account > Organization Identifiers on the left
  3. Select an Organization Identifier (Org ID)
  4. Select Membership on the right

Creating an ARIN Online Account

  1. Go to
  2. Select "new user?" above the ARIN Online login box on the left
  3. Complete the ARIN Online account creation form using your Voting Contact's email address
  4. Open the email sent to you (link is valid for 24 hours)
  5. Select the confirmation link
  6. Log into your newly created ARIN Online account
  7. Agree to the Terms of Service
  8. Complete your web profile

Creating a Voting Contact

  1. Log into ARIN Online
  2. Select Your Account > Point of Contact Records
  3. Select Create on the right
    1. If your ARIN Online account is not linked to any Points of Contact, select Create a POC Record in the body of the page. If your account is already linked to a POC, select the Create button on the right.
  4. While completing the POC creation form, select Voting Contact as a function for the POC to serve and:
    1. Utilize the same email address as that of your ARIN Online account to automatically link the POC to your account, or
    2. Select Link to this POC if using a different email address. Note you will need to check your email and select the authorization link to validate (link is valid for 30 days).

Updating Your Voting Contact Information

Via Email

  1. Send an email to including the following web user account information. Please note the account must be linked to a Member organization.
    1. First Name
    2. Last Name
    3. Email Address
    4. Phone Number (please indicate if number is office or cell)
    5. POC Information (optional)
    6. Address

Via ARIN Online

  1. Log into ARIN Online
  2. Select Your Account
  3. Select Point of Contact Records
  4. Select Handle
  5. Select Modify button on the right
  6. Update your information
  7. Submit

To Change an Organization's Voting Contact

  1. Log into ARIN Online
  2. Select Your Account
  3. Select the Org ID you wish to designate a Voting Contact for
  4. Select Manage Voting Contact link
  5. Select the red arrow to remove your former Voting Contact
  6. Select the POC you wish to designate using the Select, Enter, or Search feature and the blue arrow key to add
  7. Select Continue
  8. Submit

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