Get Ready for ARIN Elections in 4 Easy Steps

Get Ready for ARIN Elections in 4 Easy Steps

As we approach the culmination of the 2021 ARIN Elections, we ask you to take some time to create a voting plan to help you learn about this year’s candidates running for the Board of Trustees, Advisory Council, and NRO Number Council. Voting is an essential part of membership, directing the future of ARIN governance and the evolution of Internet number resource policy.

To make things as easy as possible, here are four simple steps you can take to prepare yourself as we lead up to the voting period in early November.

1. Get to Know the Candidates

First and foremost, get to know your candidates! This year, we will be filling two of the six member-elected seats on our Board of Trustees. There are seven seats up for election from our 15-member ARIN Advisory Council — the five Advisory Council candidates receiving the most votes will begin three-year terms on 1 January 2022, and the candidates ranked sixth and seventh will be elected to one-year terms that run from 1 January - 31 December 2022.

Finally, this year is also one of the years the ARIN community votes to select someone to represent the entire ARIN membership within the NRO Number Council. We created a handy Voter Guide, which provides you with all the details you need to know about the candidates who are running. In the voter guide, each candidate shares information about their job experience, education, related experience, views on the future of ARIN and much more.

2. Read or Make Statements of Support

Once you’ve familiarized yourself with the candidates, you can move on to reading and/or making statements of support. This is a great way to support your candidate(s) of choice and learn about what others in the community are saying.

3. Attend the ARIN 48 Election Forum

The ARIN 48 Election Forum will be held virtually on Thursday, 28 October from 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT and is dedicated to the candidates running for the Board of Trustees, Advisory Council, and NRO NC. It will include candidate speeches and the Board and AC Candidate Forums, with questions sourced and voted on by the community. Registration — and additional information — is available on the ARIN 48 website.

4. Cast That Ballot!

Great! You’ve learned about the candidates, viewed or written statements of support, and participated in the Election Forum. Now it’s time to make a plan for when, where, and how you’ll be casting your vote!

NRO NC Voting for NANOG and ARIN meeting attendees

As the NRO NC representative is selected by the entire community within an RIR’s region, rather than just the ARIN membership, voting in this election is open to all NANOG 83 and ARIN 48 meeting attendees (excluding existing voting contacts) who registered by 1:00 PM EDT on Thursday, 28 October 2021. These voters will receive an email with a link to vote starting on Mon, 01 November 2021 and have until Fri, 12 Nov 2021 at 5:00 PM EST to vote.

ARIN Elections for Members

In 2021, Voting Contacts for eligible member organizations may cast ballots for the Board of Trustees, Advisory Council, and NRO Number Council. Voting opens at 1:00 PM EDT on Thursday, 04 November and closes at 5:00 PM EST on Friday, 12 November.

Please note that to vote in ARIN Elections, an individual must have been the designated Voting Contact for a General Member in Good Standing and have a valid ARIN Online account as of 20 September 2021.

Voting is simple and requires just a few minutes of your time. Your ballot can be cast online from the comfort of your office, home, or mobile device anytime during the voting period. To access and cast your ballot, log in to your ARIN Online account and click on the “Vote Now” link located on your dashboard.

And that’s it! In just four simple steps you’ll be ready to vote in ARIN elections and fulfill a vital community responsibility. So set a calendar reminder for yourself to ensure you have the time set aside to make your voice heard. We thank you in advance for your participation in this year’s elections. If you have any questions throughout this process, please email

Post written by:

Jason Byrne
Senior Customer Success Analyst

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