[arin-announce] Important Change to ARIN Elections Voting Procedures

Wendy Leedy info at arin.net
Wed Mar 9 15:09:09 EST 2016

This year, ARIN Elections will be accessible exclusively through ARIN 
Online to provide Voting Contacts a consistent and seamless voting 
experience. Implementing this change now requires a member 
organization’s Voting Contact to have an ARIN Online web user account 
linked to the organization.

ARIN Communications and Member Services are committed to working 
directly with all member organizations to make sure they have an 
eligible Voting Contact on record.

Over the next few weeks, member organizations’ Administrative Points of 
Contact (POC) and all existing Voting Contacts will receive an email 
directly from members at arin.net requesting that they take one of the 
following actions:

•    Confirm the Voting Contact on record is correct and has a web user 
account linked to the organization
•    If there is no Voting Contact on record, designate a representative 
who has a web user account linked to the organization, OR ask the 
representative to create a new web user account and link it to the 
•    If the Voting Contact on record is correct but does not have a web 
user account and/or is not linked to the organization, create a web user 
account and/or link it to the organization

ARIN staff is available to assist member organizations with these steps 
and will answer questions submitted to members at arin.net or through Ask 
ARIN in ARIN Online.

We need your cooperation to assist us in making this year’s ARIN 
Elections and voter participation a memorable year! Your organization’s 
participation in elections is also a vote of confidence in the 
bottom-up, self-regulating Regional Internet Registry system as well as 
ARIN’s policy implementation and services provided on your behalf.

For more information on ARIN Elections or for steps on how to designate 
a representative as a Voting Contact, set up an ARIN Online account, or 
link an existing web user to an organization, please click on the 
appropriate link below:

Election Headquarters:

Designating a Voting Contact/Setting Up an ARIN Online Account/Linking 
an Existing Web User:

For additional questions or to request one-on-one assistance, please 
email members at arin.net, or call 703.227.9840, ext. 834.


Susan Hamlin
Director, Communications and Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

Your voice, your vote! Voting Fun Fact #1: Each member organization 
receives an equal vote regardless of an organization’s size.

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