[arin-announce] ARIN Board Adopts Election Related Bylaws Changes

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Mon Jun 14 12:07:30 EDT 2010

Based on ARIN community input collected during the last election cycle, 
the ARIN Board of Trustees reviewed the election process and is working 
to put improvements in place and announce them to the community prior to 
the Call for Nominations on 12 July.

To address some of the community input with regard to the nominations 
process, the Board created a Nomination Committee (NomCom) Charter that 
provides more guidelines and greater transparency with regard to the 
committee’s composition and scope of responsibility. The new NomCom 
charter is available at:


Two revisions to the ARIN Bylaws were made to implement the desired 
election process improvements. At its meeting on 27 May 2010 the Board 
of Trustees adopted the following changes:

    * Lowered the percentage of required signatures for nomination by
      petition from five to two percent of General Members in good
      standing as of the established opening date of the nomination period
    * Added reference to a Nomination Committee charter containing the
      Committee selection procedure and scope of responsibilities, which
      is approved by the Board and publicly available on the ARIN website.

View these changes in the Bylaws change log at:


We look forward to announcing further election process related 
improvements in early July.


Paul Vixie
Chairman, Board of Trustees
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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