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How to Vote

The RIPE NCC is a membership organisation. Members vote on important decisions such as what the Charging Scheme will be for the coming year. They also vote to elect representatives to the Executive Board. The Executive Board has oversight of the activities of the RIPE NCC on behalf of the membership.

The RIPE NCC uses instant run-off voting to fill multiple seats in Executive Board elections, on the basis of a single list of candidates, ranked in order of preference.

We've posted a video about how to voteon YouTube.

Watch this video to understand how instant run-off voting works

Register to vote

The process for registering to vote is quick and easy. 

To register, go to Once there, you can choose the organisations you will represent. Members who have registered to vote will receive an email from the BigPulse voting system before the GM.

One person from each member organisation is entitled to vote at the GM. The organisation must have been a RIPE NCC member for longer than six months.

The deadline to register for voting is 18 May 2022 at 14:30 (UTC+2).

Casting your Vote

This GM will take place onsite and online with electronic voting available to those eligible to vote.

The Chair of the RIPE NCC Executive Board will open voting during the GM on Wednesday, 18 May. You can access the BigPulse voting platform pages using the link you will get by email on the day of the GM.

Members can cast their votes until 09:00 (UTC+2) on Friday, 20 May 2022.

Resolutions require a majority vote to be approved. 

NOTE: All votes cast at the GM are completely anonymous.

Proxy Voting

You can also nominate a proxy to attend the GM and vote on your behalf. The deadline for submitting proxy forms is on Wednesday, 4 May 2022. Visit the Proxy Voting page for the form and more information.

Voting Results

The Chair of the RIPE NCC Executive Board will announce the results of the voting on the resolutions via a live stream at 10:30 (UTC+2) on 20 May 2022.