[ARIN-consult] Consultation on Implementing Single Transferrable Voting for ARIN Elections

Peter Harrison peter at colovore.com
Fri Jan 7 12:53:11 EST 2022

Dear Community,

With STV there are many ways to re-allocate votes, and new ones may be
invented. The videos presented previously illustrated one method.

This link explains some of the options:

We will need to balance the range of options with those provided by current
and future vendors of ARIN’s voting systems. Investigations are being made
by staff and they will make recommendations to the board based on their
research into our needs, best practices, practicability, relative merit,
legal implications and systems availability.

The purpose of the consultation is to get a sense of whether this is a good
idea overall. The board will work hard to ensure that we are working in the
best interest of the members and the region they serve when evaluating the
choices presented.

As John explained, the bylaw modification was made to accommodate multiple
forms of voting that may be required in future. The concern that this could
lead to opportunistic changes to systems each election cycle is sound. We
will investigate ways to ensure this does not happen with possible bylaw
wording to meet these and other goals.

The Governance Working Group has worked very closely with both the
executive team and staff on this consultation. Their support for a workable
solution and concern for the membership has been evident every step of the
way. These consultations are the result of over two years of research and
were not taken lightly. We will continue to work to maintain this excellent

Thank you for your feedback.

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