Author: Owen DeLong
Submitted On: 13 November 2015
Description: Switch ARIN elections to Single Transferable Vote instead of First past the post (current system)
Value to Community: Single Transferable Vote is a proven system for improving the quality of election results and making it possible for people to more granularly express their preferences among candidates in an election process.
Rather than rehash the details of STV here, I will merely reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_transferable_vote
Timeframe: Not specified
Updated: 21 December 2016
19 November 2015
Thank you for your suggestions, numbered 2015-17 upon confirmed receipt, regarding ARIN elections.
Your suggestion to move ARIN elections away from our current "first past the post" system to a Single Transferable Vote system will be sent to ARIN¹s President and CEO for evaluation and possible referral to the ARIN Board of Trustee¹s Governance Committee for review and consideration.
This suggestion will remain open pending executive review.
21 December 2016
The current ARIN majority-based voting system provides for both simplicity and compliance with Virginia law, and it is unclear if transferrable vote model would provide either of these benefits. As such, the President has not recommended any changes at this time.
Thank you for participating in the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process. Having been reviewed and considered by the ARIN Board of Trustees, please consider this suggestion closed.