Election System Instructions

The Voting Contact for each ARIN Member organization must have a valid ARIN Online account to be eligible to vote in ARIN Elections. Learn more on our Voting Contacts page.

Submitting Votes in an ARIN Election

Signing into ARIN’s election system is integrated with ARIN Online. The Voting Contact for each ARIN General Member must have a valid ARIN Online account in order to be eligible to vote in ARIN Elections. Please see the Login page to recover your username and password so you can access your ARIN Online account in time to vote.

After your ballot is completed, a vote confirmation page will appear requiring you to review and confirm your ballot selections. If you need to correct your ballot, you must select the “edit selection” link. Once you’ve verified that your ballot is accurate, you must select the “Submit” button to cast your ballot. Please note that once a ballot has been cast, under no circumstances can a ballot be altered. Once your ballot has been cast, you will be emailed a vote receipt for your records.

Step-by-Step Voting Instructions

1. On any ARIN web page, log in to ARIN Online and click the “Vote Now” link located on your dashboard.

Screen shot of ARIN Online Dashboard showing Vote Now link
To navigate back to the 'Vote Now' link while already logged in, please click 'Dashboard' at the top of the left-hand navigation menu.

2. Select up to three candidates for the ARIN Board of Trustees, five candidates for the Advisory Council, and one candidate for the NRO NC, then click “Next”

Screen shot of Example Ballot
When viewing your ballot, under the Instructions tab, you will see your name, vote weight, and the organizations you are casting your ballot on behalf of. Also listed is the email address that will receive the confirmation email.
Screen shot of Complete Ballot
The full ballot for all three offices will be presented at one time on the same screen. Candidate Speeches and Bios are available by clicking on the details link to the right of the candidate’s name.

3. Review Choices and Consent Agreement

Screen shot of Ballot Choice Confirmation
Review your selections – once a ballot is submitted it can’t be changed. Also be sure to select the consent check box and click the 'Submit' button.

4. View Confirmation

Screen shot of Ballot Receipt
You will receive confirmation that your vote was received and may print a receipt. You will also receive a confirmation email at the address indicated.

Voting Contacts with a Weight Greater than One

If you are eligible to vote on behalf of more than one ARIN Member organization, your ballot with have a weight greater than one. Your ballot will vote your complete vote weight for your selected candidates. For voting integrity and auditing, your vote weight cannot be split across multiple ballots. Your vote weight is noted in the “Instructions” tab to the right of the candidate listing, along with a listing of General Member OrgIDs you are the voting contact for.

The vote weight represents how many eligible member organizations you represent as a Voting Contact.

Important Reminders

Voting Contacts may not select more than the number of open seats, but they may choose to select fewer candidates than the number of open seats, or to cast a blank ballot. Voting Contacts may not cast more than one ballot per election.

Voter registration records are retained for future elections. Voting will be deactivated after the deadline for voting passes. All votes must be cast online through ARIN Online and confirmed before the voting period closes to be counted. All results are archived electronically and may only be printed at the request of the President, Chief Operating Officer, or Chief Customer Officer.

Submitting Votes as a Meeting Attendee for NRO Number Council elections

Attendees of NANOG 86 and/or ARIN 50 who registered for the meetings by 13 October are eligible to vote in the 2022 Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC) Election to seat one representative from the ARIN region. To cast your online ballot, please follow the instructions below.

Individuals who are also voting contacts for eligible member organizations will only be able to vote as a Voting Contact, not as a meeting attendee.

  1. At approximately 3:00 PM EDT on Monday, 17 October 2022, you will receive an email at the address you registered for the meeting with. Click the link provided.
  2. Select one candidate for the NRO Number Council and select “Next”
  3. Review your selection and Accept the Participant Consent
  4. Select “Submit”
  5. View Confirmation
Screenshot of Statement of Support interface
List of Candidates to Select From

Statements of Support

Statements of Support are held for moderation and will be posted unedited, upon approval, within one business day. All submissions are subject to the Statements of Support Acceptable Use Policy. Anyone may submit a statement of support for a candidate, but we do ask that statements are kept relevant to the role for which the candidate is running.

Submit a Statement of Support

  1. Read the Statements of Support Acceptable Use Policy to understand how your post may be moderated.
  2. Go to the Statement of Support site and select the candidate you wish to submit a statement in support of.
  3. Select the “View or Make Statement of Support” button to jump to the bottom of the page.
  4. Enter your statement and then provide at minimum your name and email. Select click “Post Comment” to proceed. You may only post one statement in support of a candidate.
  5. Your statement has now been received and will be reviewed within one business day and made public upon approval. ARIN staff may reach out to you via the elections@arin.net account if there are any questions about your submission.
Screenshot of interface for submitting a Statement of Support
Submitting a Statement of Support