Elections

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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.

Two out of three years, eligible ARIN Member organizations' Voting Contacts and Fall 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.

2021 ARIN Elections Results

The results from the 2021 ARIN Elections have been announced. The 2021 ARIN Elections concluded at 5 PM ET on Friday, 12 November, and ARIN wishes to congratulate those elected by the ARIN community to serve on the Board of Trustees, Advisory Council, and NRO Number Council.

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.

The Board Guidance to the 2021 Nomination Committee is available here.

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

2021 Complete Election Process Calendar
Action Date
(all times listed are ET)
ARIN Board Appoints Election Officer January Board Meeting
ARIN Nomination Committee Volunteers Solicited
(Bylaws, Article VIII, Sect. 2a.)
Tue, 04 May 2021
1:00 PM
Solicitation for Community Input on Nominee Questionnaires Thu, 06 May 2021
1:00 PM
Deadline for Volunteers to Apply for ARIN Nomination Committee Tue, 11 May 2021
5:00 PM
Deadline for Community Input on Nominee Questionnaires Fri, 14 May 2021
5:00 PM
Opening of Call for Nominations for Board of Trustees, Advisory Council, and NRO NC
(Bylaws, Article VIII, Sect. 2)
Fri, 18 Jun 2021
1:00 PM
Closing of Call for Nominations for Board of Trustees, Advisory Council, and NRO NC Fri, 09 Jul 2021
5:00 PM
Deadline for Closing Extension of Call for Nominations for Board of Trustees, Advisory Council, and NRO NC (if applicable) Fri, 30 Jul 2021
1:00 PM
Deadline to Establish Voter Eligibility for Voting Contacts
(Bylaws, Article VIII, Sect. 4a.)
Mon, 20 Sep 2021
3:00 PM
2021 ARIN Election Initial Slate of Candidates Announced / Call for Petitions / Statements of Support Open Tue, 21 Sep 2021
1:00 PM
ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council Expressions of Intent to Petition Due
(Bylaws, Article VIII, Sect. 2b)
Tue, 28 Sep 2021
1:00 PM
Petitioners Questionnaires Due Tue, 28 Sep 2021
1:00 PM
Petition Signatures Collection Start
(Bylaws, Article VIII, Sect. 2b)
Mon, 04 Oct 2021
12:00 PM
Petition Signatures Due
(Bylaws, Article VIII, Sect. 2b)
Mon, 18 Oct 2021
12:00 PM
ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council Final Slate of Candidates Announced
(Bylaws, Article VIII, Sect. 3)
Tue, 19 Oct 2021
1:00 PM
Deadline for Registrants for ARIN 48 & NANOG 83 Attendees to qualify vote in NRO NC Election Thu, 28 Oct 2021
1:00 PM
ARIN Election Forum - Candidate Speeches and Panels Thu, 28 Oct 2021
1:00 PM
NRO NC Elections Open for Meeting Attendees Only Mon, 01 Nov 2021
1:00 PM
Election Period Opens for 2021 ARIN Elections Thu, 04 Nov 2021
1:00 PM
Elections Close for ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council, and the NRO NC Fri, 12 Nov 2021
5:00 PM
Results of Elections for ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council Announced Fri, 19 Nov 2021
5:00 PM
Terms Begin for Newly-Elected Representatives on the ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council Sat, 01 Jan 2022