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.

Election Participation Calendar

Visit the Election System Instructions page for complete instructions on how to participate. For additional voting questions, visit the Voting FAQ or email members@arin.net.

How You Can Participate in 2019
Action Date
View candidate questionnaires and make or view Statements of Support 23 Sep 2019 through 8 Nov 2019
Vote in the Elections for the ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council, and the NRO Number Council (eligible Voting Contacts only) 31 Oct 2019 through 8 Nov 2019

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

2019 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, and NRO Number Council Call for Nominations
(Bylaws, Article VIII, Sect. 2)
Mon., 15 Jul 2019
ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council, and NRO Number Council Nominations Close Thu., 22 Aug 2019
Nominee Questionnaires Due Sun., 25 Aug. 2019
Call for ARIN Board of Trustees Nominations Reopens Fri., 30 Aug 2019
Call for ARIN Board of Trustees Nominations Close and Nomination Acceptance Due Wed., 4 Sep 2019
ARIN Board of Trustees Questionnaires from Reopened Nomination Period Due Sat., 7 Sep 2019
Deadline to Establish Voter Eligibility for Voting Contacts
(Bylaws, Article VIII, Sect. 4a.)
Mon., 16 Sep. 2019
ARIN Board of Trustees, Advisory Council, and NRO Number Council Initial Slate of Candidates Announced / Call for Petitions / Statements of Support Open Mon., 23 Sep. 2019
ARIN Board and ARIN AC Expressions of Intent to Petition Due
(Bylaws, Article VIII, Sect. 2b)
Mon., 30 Sep. 2019
Petitioners Questionnaires Due Thu., 03 Oct. 2019
Petition Signatures Collection Start
(Bylaws, Article VIII, Sect. 2b)
Fri., 4 Oct. 2019
Petition Signatures Due
(Bylaws, Article VIII, Sect. 2b)
At least 14 calendar days from the Board/AC petition collection start
Thu., 17 Oct. 2019
ARIN Board of Trustees, Advisory Council, and NRO Number Council Final Slate of Candidates Announced
(Bylaws, Article VIII, Sect. 3)
Mon., 21 Oct. 2019
NRO Number Council Election Opens for Non-Voting Contacts for NANOG/ARIN Meeting Attendees (Meeting registration must be completed seven or more days prior to start of the ARIN Meeting.) Mon., 28 Oct. 2019
ARIN Public Policy Meeting Day 1 / Elections Open for Voting Contacts in Elections for ARIN Board of Trustees, Advisory Council, and NRO Number Council
(Bylaws, Article VIII, Sect. 4a)
Thu., 31 Oct. 2019
Elections Close for ARIN Board of Trustees, Advisory Council, and NRO Number Council
(Bylaws, Article VIII, Sect. 4b)
Fri., 8 Nov. 2019
Results of Elections for ARIN Board of Trustees, Advisory Council, and NRO Number Council Announced
(Bylaws, Article VIII, Sect. 4c)
Fri., 15 Nov. 2019
Terms Begin for Newly Election Representatives on the ARIN Board of Trustees, Advisory Council, and NRO Number Council Wed., 1 Jan. 2020