[ARIN-Suggestions] Receipt and Closure of ACSP 2019.8: Election Conduct Standards

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Mon Apr 22 08:18:21 EDT 2019

On 17 April, we received a new suggestion, numbered 2019.8 upon 
confirmed receipt, that recommended creating a new standards of behavior 
document for elections. This matter was referred to the Board of 
Trustees for their consideration and closed.  The full text of the 
suggestion and our response to the author are available below, or at:



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Description: Election Conduct Standards

In sufficient time for implementation before the 2019 Board and AC
elections, the Board should promulgate standards for election conduct.

At a minimum, these standards ought to be aligned with our diversity
goals and establish guidelines for use of email in campaigning. The
current regimen puts those who honor the Community's traditional
aversion to spamming at a disadvantage to those who do not.

Value to Community: Sets expectations for conduct, avoids appearance of 
wrongdoing by candidates and other potential distractions from more 
important issues.

Timeframe: Not specified

ARIN Comment

Thank you for your suggestion, numbered 2019.8 upon confirmed receipt.

As we understand it, this suggestion recommends the creating Standard of 
Conduct for elections to establish alignment with diversity goals, as 
well as to set expectations around the use of email by candidates as 
part of their campaign efforts.

Given that election-related matters are under the authority of the ARIN 
Board of Trustees, this suggestion will be provided to the ARIN Board 
for their consideration at a forthcoming monthly meeting.

Thank you for your participation in the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion 
Process.  This suggestion is now closed.

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