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Electronic Voting at the NRO NC Election - October 2022

The voting for this election will be conducted electronically. No paper ballots will be issued. Each RIPE 85 attendee will have one vote. The nominee with the most votes will be elected.

All votes cast during the NRO NC election are completely anonymous.

Voting Timeline

Tuesday, 25 October, 14:00 (UTC+2):

Registration to vote in the NRO NC election closes

Tuesday, 25 October, 14:00 (UTC+2):

Deadline to check-in to be eligible to vote in the NRO NC election

Tuesday, 25 October, 17:00 (UTC+2):

Voting opens

Friday, 28 October, 09:00 (UTC+2):

Voting closes

Friday, 28 October 2022:

Announce successful candidate at closing plenary of RIPE 85

Register to Vote in the NRO NC Election

All RIPE Meeting attendees (except RIR staff) are eligible to register to vote in the NRO NC election. You can select the option to vote in the NRO NC election while registering for RIPE 85. If you have already registered for the meeting, use your unique link to your meeting registration options, and select the option to vote. You can use the same link to check-in for RIPE 85 once the meeting opens.

The deadline to register to vote in the NRO NC election and to check-in to be eligible to vote is Tuesday, 25 October at 14:00 (UTC+2). You must be checked-in by the time voting registration closes in order to be eligible to vote.

Voting Instructions

The NRO NC election will use Assembly Voting, a third-party online voting platform. Voting takes place electronically and requires two-factor authentication. Voters will receive two emails - one from the RIPE NCC and one from Assembly Voting. Once voting is open, all eligible voters with a link can access the voting pages and cast their vote.

Voting opens: Tuesday, 25 October at 17:00 (UTC+2)
Voting closes: Friday, 28 October at 09:00 (UTC+2).

  • All registered eligible voters will receive their voting registration number from the RIPE NCC by email after the registration deadline has passed.
  • Assembly Voting will send a separate email containing a unique link to the online voting platform. This is a personal auto-sign-in link that enables the user to cast one vote.
  • Voters need to use their unique link to access the voting platform and must enter their voting registration number in order to cast their vote.
  • Once you have cast your vote, you can download your vote receipt in JSON format and check that your vote has been registered in the system.
  • You can also verify your vote, read more about voter verification in the Assembly Voting guide

The online system provides end-to-end verifiability, two-factor authentication, a digital bulletin board, encrypted votes, and opening and closing key ceremonies where an election can only be opened with all key holders present. Some additional features that are available include:

  • Two factor authentication for voters using the unique voting link and voting registration number
  • Encrypted votes and the a
  • A digital bulletin board for end-to-end verifiability
  • A voting receipt and vote verification

For more information, please take a look at this step-by-step guide.

Watch this video to understand how the voting platform works

Results of the Voting

Once voting has closed, the trusted third-party software will notify the RIPE NCC of the results of the voting.

The RIPE Chair will announce the results of the voting during the closing plenary session of RIPE 85. The announcement will also be webcast for remote participants.