[ARIN-consult] Community Consultation on Election-related Bylaws Changes

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Tue Apr 21 17:14:45 EDT 2015

I agree that the current language ALLOWS ARIN to deliver the notice prior to cutoff. I would prefer that the bylaws REQUIRE ARIN to deliver the notice prior to the eligibility cutoff. 

So while there is no conflict per se, I do believe there is room for improvement. 


> On Apr 21, 2015, at 12:34, Nate Davis <ndavis at arin.net> wrote:
>> On 4/20/15, 4:28 PM, "Owen DeLong" <owen at delong.com> wrote:
>> Some thoughtsŠ
>> So long as we are changing the timing for Voting Representative
>> Eligibility, wouldn¹t it make sense to bring that timeframe in line with
>> the election notice period? Shouldn¹t we, perhaps, extend the election
>> notice requirement so that members have time to make sure their voting
>> contact is in order prior to the cutoff? Perhaps 60 days notice and 45
>> days (as proposed) eligibility cutoff?
> Owen, for clarity -
> Regarding the election notice requirement, we¹re assuming
> you are referencing ARIN Bylaws Article VII Section 4B which states:
> ³The membership shall receive electronic notice at least 30 days in
> advance of the election and will
> have ten (10) calendar days after the Election Period opens to
> electronically cast their votesŠ²
> ARIN has always sent this notice in advance of the voter slate cutoff,
> reminding voters of the upcoming elections as well as soliciting
> any possible updates to their designated voter.  In 2014, ARIN sent these
> notifications in July for the elections that opened in October.
> As the language above reads ³at least 30 days in advance², there appears
> to be no conflict, as ARIN will always send such notification in
> advance of the voter eligibility cutoff date.
> Nate
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