Elections

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Each October, representatives from ARIN’s General Members in Good Standing elect candidates to the ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council (AC) to serve staggered three-year terms. Visit the Board of Trustees page or Advisory Council page for more information on either body and the ARIN Election Processes page for specifics about each step of the election process.

2020 ARIN Elections Results

The results from the 2020 ARIN Elections have been announced. The 2020 ARIN Elections concluded at 5 PM ET on Friday, 30 October, and ARIN wishes to congratulate those elected by the ARIN community to serve on the ARIN Board of Trustees and ARIN Advisory Council (AC).

Election Information

A Nomination Committee (NomCom) is established each year for the purposes of identifying, recruiting, and assessing a slate of Trustee candidates and AC candidates for the election, in accordance with ARIN Bylaws and procedures. For more information about the NomCom, view the NomCom Charter or the NomCom FAQ.

Two out of three years, eligible ARIN Member organizations’ Voting Contacts and October NANOG/ARIN Meeting attendees elect one ARIN representative to the Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC) to serve a staggered three-year term. Every third year, ARIN’s Board of Trustees appoints an ARIN representative from a community-developed pool of nominees. To learn more about the NRO NC, visit the NRO NC website. For more information on this election process specifically, visit the NRO NC election details page.

Each ARIN Member organization is entitled to designate one Voting Contact (per Org ID) who may vote in the ARIN Board of Trustees and AC online elections on their behalf. A Voting Contact must have a valid ARIN Online account for that member organization to be eligible to vote in online elections. An ARIN Member organization must also be a General Member in Good Standing 45 days before a ballot or election to be eligible to participate.

Election Archive

For a record of past elections, including Final Slates of Candidates, Statements of Support, and election results, please see the ARIN Election Archive page. Information about elections for the ARIN Board of Trustees, ARIN AC, and NRO NC/ASO AC elections is provided.

Election Process Calendar

This calendar has been revised since first publication. More information is available in this announcement.

2020 Complete Election Process Calendar
Action Date
ARIN Board Election Officer Appointment As soon as practical after the start of the year
ARIN Nomination Committee Volunteers Solicited
(Bylaws, Article VIII, Sect. 2a.)
As soon as practical after the start of the year
ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council Call for Nominations
(Bylaws, Article VIII, Sect. 2)
Thursday, 21 May 2020
ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council Nominations Close and Nomination Acceptance Due Saturday, 13 June 2020
Nominee Questionnaires Due Tuesday, 16 June 2020
2nd Call for Nominations Opens (if required) Monday, 20 July 2020
2nd Call for Nominations Close Monday, 27 July 2020
2nd Call Nominee Questionnaires Due Thursday, 30 July 2020
Deadline to Establish Voter Eligibility for Voting Contacts
(Bylaws, Article VIII, Sect. 4a.)
Tuesday, 8 September 2020
ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council Initial Slate of Candidates Announced / Call for Petitions / Statements of Support Open Wednesday, 9 September 2020
ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council Expressions of Intent to Petition Due
(Bylaws, Article VIII, Sect. 2b)
Wednesday, 16 September 2020
Petitioners Questionnaires Due Thursday, 17 September 2020
Petition Signatures Collection Start
(Bylaws, Article VIII, Sect. 2b)
Friday, 18 September 2020
Petition Signatures Due
(Bylaws, Article VIII, Sect. 2b)
Friday, 2 October 2020
ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council Final Slate of Candidates Announced
(Bylaws, Article VIII, Sect. 3)
Sunday, 4 October 2020
ARIN Members Meeting / Elections Open for Voting Contacts in Elections for ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council Friday, 23 October 2020
Elections Close for ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council Friday, 30 October 2020
Results of Elections for ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council Announced Friday, 6 November 2020
Terms Begin for Newly-Elected Representatives on the ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council Friday, 1 January 2021