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Election System Instructions

How to:

Submit Nominations

ARIN Trustees and General Members in good standing may nominate up to three individuals for each open Board of Trustees position and up to three individuals for each open Advisory Council (AC) position. ARIN Trustees and General Members in good standing may nominate themselves, ARIN Members, or non-members.

Any individual, regardless of ARIN membership status, may self-nominate or nominate one or more candidates for any open Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC) position.

All candidates for ARIN elections are advised of nomination and appointment conflict of interest information.

Candidates should be aware of the following requirements and responsibilities positions on the:

To Submit a Nomination

  1. Go to Election Headquarters.
  2. Click on "Nominate candidates for the Board of Trustees, Advisory Council, and NRO Number Council"
  3. Fill out and submit the nomination form.
  4. ARIN's Communications and Member Services Department will email a nominee questionnaire link to the nominees and nominators. Questionnaires are due from all nominees within three business days of the close of the nomination period, or they will be dropped from consideration (ARIN staff makes multiple attempts to contact nominees before they are dropped).

Sign Petitions

Individuals may bypass the NomCom's Board and AC candidate review via the petition process. Petition requests must be received within seven calendar days of the call for petitions. Signatures are due within 21 calendar days of the call for petitions. To sign a petition you must be an eligible Designated Member Representative (DMR). Please see the Election Procedures page for details on this process.

Procedures for DMRs With ARIN Online Accounts

  1. Go to Election Headquarters
  2. Login with your ARIN Online Username and Password.
  3. Click the "Vote Now" Button.
  4. Check either the Yes or No response regarding if you support their petition to become a candidate.
  5. Review your choices and click "submit vote." You will receive an email containing your receipt.

Procedures for DMRs Without ARIN Online Accounts

  1. Click on the petition URL in the message ARIN sent directly to your DMR email address.
  2. Provide your information and create an account.
  3. Proceed to the ballot.
  4. Check either the Yes or No response regarding if you support their petition to become a candidate.
  5. Review your choices and click "submit vote." You will receive an email containing your receipt.

View Candidate Information

For each candidate, ARIN publishes the responses to the Candidate Questionnaire, a video archive of their speech at the ARIN Public Policy and Members Meeting, and Statements of Support from individuals.

The candidate questionnaire responses are published and the ability to read or make Statements of Support is enabled after the Initial candidate slate announcement. Candidate speeches become available the day following the ARIN Public Policy and Members Meeting.

  1. Go to Election Headquarters and click on the "Candidate Questionnaires & Statements of Support" link.
  2. Click on a candidate name for either the Board, AC, or NRO NC elections.
  3. Read the nominee questionnaire responses and statements of support.
  4. Each candidate's speech will be posted here.

Make Statements of Support

Note that Statements of Support are held for moderation and will be posted, upon approval, within one business day.

To make a Statement of Support:

  1. Go to Election Headquarters and click on the "Candidate Questionnaires & Statements of Support" link.
  2. Click on a candidate name for either the Board, AC, or NRO NC elections.
  3. Submit your statement of support as a comment on the page.

Vote

Voting Procedures for DMRs With ARIN Online Accounts

  1. On the left side of the page, login to ARIN Online
  2. Go to Election Headquarters
  3. Click the "Vote Now" Button at the top of the Election Headquarters page.
  4. Select up to two candidates for the Board of Trustees then click "submit vote".
  5. Select up to five candidates for the Advisory Council then click "submit vote".
  6. Select up to one candidate for the NRO NC then click "submit vote".
  7. A thank you screen appears including a link to view your vote receipt. You will also be emailed a copy of your vote receipt.

Voting Procedures for DMRs Without ARIN Online Accounts

  1. Open the "Voting Now Open" email received from info@arin.net on 10 October at 5pm EDT.
  2. Click on your personalized voting URL at the bottom of the email.
  3. Select up to two candidates for the Board of Trustees then click "submit vote".
  4. Select up to five candidates for the Advisory Council then click "submit vote".
  5. Select up to one candidate for the NRO NC then click "submit vote".
  6. A thank you screen appears including a link to view your vote receipt. You will also be emailed a copy of your vote receipt.

Instructions to Split Votes for Multiple Organizations

If you are eligible to vote on behalf of more than one organization, you may change your vote weight per ballot. If you want to cast all of your ballots for the same group of candidates, then leave the "set the weight to" field as is (by default, this field will match your total vote weight).

If you want to cast multiple ballots and vote for different candidates per ballot, set the vote weight to a smaller number, select your candidates, and select "Submit Vote." The Ballot screen will reappear, allowing you to repeat this process until you have cast a ballot for each organization you are eligible to vote on behalf of.

Example: If you have a total vote weight of 3 and set the weight to a value of 1, then click "submit vote"; you will be presented another ballot with your "unused vote weight" weight reduced to 2.

Please note:

Voters may cast a vote for each open seat. Voters may not select more than the number of open seats, but they may choose to select fewer candidates than the number of open seats, or to cast a blank ballot. Designated Member Representatives (DMRs) who represent multiple ARIN Members may split their votes among multiple candidates.

Voter registration records are retained for future elections. Voting will be deactivated after the deadline for voting passes. All votes must be cast and confirmed before the voting booth closes to be counted. Voters may not cast more than one ballot per Org ID per election. All results are archived electronically and may only be printed at the request of the President, Chief Operating Officer or Director of Communications and Member Services.

RECOVER ARIN ONLINE USERNAME AND PASSWORD

ARIN's election system has been integrated with ARIN Online. Please see the Login Assistance page to recover your username and password. DMRs without ARIN Online accounts as of 12 August 2013 will receive an email containing instructions for voting in the 2013 elections.