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Election System Instructions

ARIN's election system has been integrated with ARIN Online. Beginning in 2016, the voter for each ARIN Member organization must have a confirmed "Voting Contact" Point of Contact (POC) record linked to their ARIN Online account in order to be eligible to vote in ARIN Elections.

How to:

Submit Nominations

ARIN Trustees and representatives from General Members in Good Standing may nominate up to three individuals for each open ARIN Board of Trustees position and up to three individuals for each open Advisory Council (AC) position. ARIN Trustees and and representatives from 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 candidate(s) for any open Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC) position.

All candidates for ARIN Elections are advised of the Nomination and Appointment Conflict of Interest List.

Candidates should be aware of the specific requirements and responsibilities for the position they have been nominated for:

To Submit a Nomination

During the open nomination period, nomination(s) for the ARIN Board of Trustees, Advisory Council, and NRO NC are accepted via a SurveyMonkey form. ARIN’s Member Services staff sends eligible nominees an email congratulating them on their nomination and copies the nominator. An email to nominees is then auto-generated with a link and instructions to the appropriate nominee questionnaire.

Note: Multiple attempts are made by ARIN staff to contact the nominee before a nominee is dropped from consideration.

Sign Petitions

Individuals may bypass the Nomination Committee's (NomCom) ARIN Board of Trustees 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 Voting Contact. Please see the Election Procedures page for details on this process.

Procedures for Voting Contacts with ARIN Online Accounts

The voter for each ARIN Member organization must have a confirmed “Voting Contact” Point of Contact (POC) record linked to an ARIN Online account to be eligible to vote in ARIN Elections.

  1. Go to Election Headquarters
  2. Log into your ARIN Online account
  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 choice(s) 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 ARIN Board of Trustees, AC, or NRO NC elections
  3. Read the nominee questionnaire responses and Statements of Support
  4. Click on the link to view each candidate's speech

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 the green "REGISTER" link at the top of the page
  3. Provide your name and email, click "proceed", and then "confirm"
  4. Click "Submit a Statement" to the right of a candidate's name
  5. Input your Statement of Support, check the "I understand…" box, then click "submit comment"
  6. Note that your statement will be published pending ARIN staff review.

Vote

Voting Procedures for Voting Contacts

The voter for each ARIN Member organization must have a confirmed “Voting Contact” Point of Contact (POC) record linked to an ARIN Online account to be eligible to vote in ARIN Elections.

  1. On the left side of an ARIN webpage, log into 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 ARIN Board of Trustees, then click "submit vote"
  5. Select up to five candidates for the ARIN Advisory Council, then click "submit vote"
  6. Select 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.

Instructions to Split Votes for Multiple Organizations

If you are eligible to vote on behalf of more than one ARIN Member 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 ARIN Member 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:

Voting Contacts may cast a vote for each open seat. Voting Contacts 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. Voting Contacts who represent multiple ARIN Member organizations or organizations with more than one Org ID 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. Voting Contacts 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. Beginning in 2016, the voter for each ARIN Member organization must have a confirmed "Voting Contact" Point of Contact (POC) record linked to their ARIN Online account in order to be eligible to vote in ARIN Elections. Please see the Login Assistance page to recover your username and password so you can access your ARIN Online account in time to vote.

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