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Electronic Voting at the NRO NC Election 2019

The election to fill one NRO NC seat will take place at the RIPE 79 Meeting in Rotterdam from 14-18 October 2019. All members of the RIPE community who are checked in to attend the RIPE 79 Meeting may vote in the election. The election will be conducted electronically and each attendee will have one vote. The nominee with the most votes will be elected.

The voting for this election will be conducted electronically. The RIPE NCC has engaged BigPulse, an external company that specialises in web-based voting solutions, to conduct the poll. No paper ballots will be issued. Each RIPE 79 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.

Casting a Vote at the NRO NC Election

Before voting opens, all those who are checked in to attend RIPE 79 – with the exception of Regional Internet Registry (RIR) staff – will receive an invitation to register to vote in the NRO NC election. Registration to vote closes at 18:00 local time (UTC+2) on Thursday, 17 October 2019. After this time, registered voters will receive a voting link. This is a personal auto-sign-in link that enables the user to cast one vote.

Voting opens at 19:00 local time (UTC+2) on Thursday, 17 October. From this time, all people with a link can access the voting pages and cast their vote.

Votes can be cast until 10:30 UTC+2 on Friday, 18 October.

Results of the Voting

At 10:30 UTC+2 on 18 October, the trusted third-party software will notify the RIPE NCC of the results of the voting.

At 12:00 UTC+2 on 18 October, the RIPE Chair will announce the results of the voting to the RIPE 79 audience. The announcement will also be webcast for remote participants.