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Voting Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who is eligible to vote in ARIN elections?

Each ARIN Member organization may have one Voting Contact to vote in Board of Trustees and Advisory Council elections on their behalf, and that Voting Contact must have an ARIN Online account linked to the organization to participate in elections. Your organization must also be a General Member in Good Standing (GMIGS).

What do I do if I forget my ARIN Online username or password?

Please see the Login Assistance page to recover your web account username and password.

How do I check my Voting Contact status?

To check your organization's current voter status, send an email containing your organization name to Administrative Points of Contact (POCs) may update Voting Contact information by linking a Voting Contact to their ARIN Online account. For information on how to make updates, see the Voting Contact page.

When do I need to establish my voter eligibility?

Voter eligibility must be established no later than 45 days before the Fall ARIN Public Policy and Members Meeting. Tuesday, 6 September 2016 is the deadline to establish eligibility to vote in the 2016 elections.

Is my organization required to designate a representative as a Voting Contact in order to vote in ARIN elections?

Yes, every ARIN Member organization is required to designate a representative, who has an ARIN Online account linked to the organization, as their Voting Contact in order to vote in ARIN Elections. If you’re unsure whether your organization has a designated Voting Contact on file, you may inquire by emailing

Will my organization be notified when ARIN elections open?

Yes, all ARIN Member organizations’ designated Voting Contacts will be notified by email prior to and when ARIN Elections open. A detailed Voter Guide will also be mailed directly to Voting Contacts prior to the election opening.

For an ARIN Member organization that doesn’t have a designated Voting Contact on file, the organization’s Admin Point of Contact (POC) will be contacted by email and phone prior to the voter eligibility deadline in an attempt to identify the organization’s Voting Contact. A detailed election process calendar with key dates is also available on ARIN’s Election Headquarters page.


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