[arin-announce] ARIN Consultation: Changing the Voter Eligibility for ARIN Member Organizations

ARIN info at arin.net
Tue Jan 15 11:07:54 EST 2013

ARIN is seeking feedback from its membership about changing voting
eligibility so that any ARIN web account linked to an Admin and/or Tech
POC of a Member organization may cast the ballot for the organization's
one vote in ARIN elections. This change would replace the Designated
Member Representative (DMR) role in the ARIN elections and allow
organizations to have more that one eligible voter.  There is no change
to the one vote per Organization ID rule.
We are suggesting this change in order to increase participation in ARIN
elections. This change would:

     * Allow organizations to have more than one eligible voter, thereby
increasing the chances that someone would be available to cast a ballot

     *  Eliminate the need for Members to create and update the DMR POC
with its specialized email requirements

      Note: The benefit of allowing more than one individual the ability
to cast the organization's one vote may in some cases require internal
coordination to determine who will cast the vote. If a second individual
attempts to vote, they will receive notification that their organization
has already voted and they will not be able to cast a ballot.

ARIN is seeking input from the community regarding this potential
change, including whether it would be beneficial and if made, whether
voting eligibility should be provided to Admin POCs or Admin and Tech POCs.
You can read background on ARIN's existing processes of DMRs at:


You can read about ARIN's current Board and Advisory Council Election
voting process at:


Relevant Statistics:

      89% of ARIN Members currently have a web account linked to either
their Admin or Tech POC handle.

      85%  of ARIN Members currently have a web account linked to their
Admin POC handle.

      In the 2012 elections 87% of Member organizations had a DMR that
was eligible to vote.

Please provide comments to arin-discuss at arin.net.
Representatives from member organizations may subscribe to this list at:


Discussion will close on 12 February 2013. ARIN seeks clear direction
from its members, so your feedback is important. If you have any
questions, please contact us at info at arin.net.


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