ARIN Elections (Logo)

Each Fall, 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.

For two out of every three years, eligible ARIN General Members elect one ARIN representative to the Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC) to serve a three-year term. Every third year, ARIN’s Board of Trustees appoints an ARIN representative from a community-developed pool of nominees. In 2024, General Members will vote to fill the open seat on the NRO NC for a three-year term starting 1 January 2025. To learn more about the NRO NC, visit the NRO NC website.

Want to learn more about the roles of the Board and AC and how you can get involved? Watch our Leadership Development Series of two, short on-demand videos.

Election Information

The Nomination Committee (NomCom) is a standing committee established by the Board for the purposes of recruiting nominees for election to open seats on the Board of Trustees and Advisory Council. For more information about the NomCom, view the NomCom Charter.

Each ARIN Member organization is entitled to designate one Voting Contact (per Org ID) who may vote online in the Board of Trustees, Advisory Council, and NRO Number Council 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. Voting Contact designations must be finalized before 3:00 PM ET on Thursday, 17 October 2024.

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

2024 Complete Election Process Calendar
Action Date
(all times listed are ET)
Board of Trustees Appoints Election Officer; Board of Trustees Appoints Two Board Members to Nomination Committee January Board Meeting
Nomination Committee Volunteers Solicited Monday, 22 April 2024
Deadline for Volunteers to Apply for ARIN Nomination Committee Monday, 06 May 2024
7:00 PM
NomCom Board Members Appoint General Member NomCom Seats Wednesday, 08 May 2024
NomCom Finalizes Review of Board Questionnaire and Revises Advisory Council Questionnaire Monday, 20 May 2024
Board Guidance Letter Finalized and Provided to Third-Party Vendor Monday, 27 May 2024
Third-Party Vendor and General Counsel Review and Finalize Questionnaires Monday, 03 June 2024
Eligibility Deadline for Petition Voting (if necessary) Monday, 10 June 2024
Opening of Call for Nominations for Board of Trustees, Advisory Council, and NRO NC Monday, 10 June 2024
Closing of Call for Nominations for Advisory Council and NRO NC Monday, 24 June 2024
7:00 PM
Closing of Call for Nominations for Board of Trustees Monday, 1 July 2024
7:00 PM
Third-Party Vendor Provides Assessments of Nominees Tuesday, 27 August 2024
NomCom Certifies Initial Candidate Slate Tuesday, 03 September 2024
Deadline to Establish Voter Eligibility for General Members Monday, 09 September 2024
5:00 PM
Initial Slate of Candidates Announced / Call for Petitions / Statements of Support Open Tuesday, 10 September 2024
Deadline for Intent to Petition and Petitioner Questionnaires (If necessary) Tuesday, 17 September 2024
3:00 PM
Petition Signatures Collection Start Thursday, 19 September 2024
Petition Signatures Due Thursday, 03 October 2024
ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council Final Slate of Candidates Announced Wednesday, 09 October 2024
Earliest date for the Virtual Candidate Forum Thursday, 10 October 2024
Deadline for Changes to Voting Contacts for Eligible General Members Thursday, 17 October 2024
3:00 PM
First day of ARIN 54 / Candidate Speeches Thursday, 24 October 2024
Voting Period Opens Thursday, 24 October 2024
3:00 PM
Voting Period Closes Friday, 01 November 2024
7:00 PM
Board of Trustees Confirm Election Results Thursday, 07 November 2024
7:00 PM
Results of Elections Announced Friday, 08 November 2024
Terms Begin for Newly Elected Representatives on the ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council Wednesday, 01 January 2025