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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. A Voting Contact must have a confirmed Point of Contact (POC) record that is linked to their ARIN Online account to be eligible to vote in elections. Your organization must also be a General Member in Good Standing (GMIGS).

Will a Voting Contact without an ARIN Online account be eligible to vote in ARIN Elections?

No. To be eligible to vote, a member organization must designate a Voting Contact with a confirmed POC that is linked to an ARIN Online account and be a General Member in Good Standing (GMIGS) by the voter eligibility deadline.

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 does an organization check its Voting Contact status?

The Administrative, Tech, and Voting Contact Points of Contact (POCs) may view and/or update the Voting Contact information by first logging into ARIN Online and confirming the Voting Contact is linked to their ARIN Online account. While logged into ARIN Online, the respective POC can then update the Voting Contact on record by following the steps outlined on the Voting Contacts page. An organization’s Admin, Tech, and Voting Contact POC may also send an inquiry that includes the organization name and Org ID to members@arin.net.

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.

What happens if a designated Voting Contact sets up an ARIN Online account after the voter eligibility deadline? Can they still vote?

No. To be eligible to vote in ARIN Elections, a Voting Contact must have a confirmed POC record linked to an ARIN Online account no later than the eligibility deadline.

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 members@arin.net.

What happens if an ARIN Member organization doesn't designate a Voting Contact?

ARIN’s Communications and Member Services team will attempt to automatically designate a confirmed Admin or Tech POC linked to the organization if one is available. Otherwise, an email will be sent to Admin and Tech POCs associated with the organization requesting a Voting Contact be designated as soon as possible. Organizations without a designated Voting Contact on file by the voter eligibility deadline will be ineligible to vote in ARIN Elections.

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.

This year I didn't receive any email correspondence, including reminders, from ARIN regarding annual elections. Why?

Starting in 2016, ARIN is sending all election correspondence to the email address associated with a Voting Contact’s ARIN Online account. In some cases, the name and or email address of the Voting Contact POC may not match the name and or email of the ARIN Online account linked to it. ARIN will use the ARIN Online account information in all election-related correspondence about voting.

 

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