[ARIN-consult] Reminder - Consultation on ARIN’s Membership Structure

Paul Andersen - ARIN paul at arin.net
Sat Nov 6 11:32:25 EDT 2021


I think the organization benefits when the member counts we reference reflect those who wish to be active in ARIN governance since we need to look at things like quorum and the  total member count impacts various thresholds throughout our Governance. 

The concept was to try and keep a very simple action to indicate a desire to stay a member. As pointed out at Open Mic in MSP a minor amendment under consideration is to allow a member to go to the voting ballot and indicate they do not wish to pick any candidates - the mechanics and terminology not yet worked out - but still be counted as active. 

Having said that — open to better mousetraps. The current solution was just seen as a clean implementation within ARIN systems.


> On Nov 6, 2021, at 12:48 AM, Scott Leibrand <scottleibrand at gmail.com> wrote:
> This proposal under consultation would prune inactive members (who haven't voted 3 years in a row) from the voter rolls, and require them to re-register to be able to vote again. In doing so, it would reduce the count of eligible-to-vote organizations (General Members in Good Standing) considerably, most likely well below 6200, thereby reducing the petition threshold (while selectively decreasing the organizations eligible to sign petitions by removing those least likely to be paying attention and interested in doing so) below the current level, and likely down to the minimum of 100. That would have the net effect of making petitions slightly easier than they are now.

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