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Executive Board Election

Members can vote to elect representatives to the Executive Board at the May GM.

The Executive Board has oversight of all the activities of the RIPE NCC on behalf of the membership. Executive Board members serve for three-year terms.

When a board member's three year term is up, there will be an election to fill the vacant seat. The RIPE NCC then receives nominations from people, you do not have to be a RIPE NCC member to be nominated. 

Nominations

You can nominate yourself or be nominated by a member of the RIPE NCC.  All nominees must accept the nomination and confirm that they agree to follow by the Code of Conduct for Executive Board candidates. They are then listed as nominees on the Nominations Support page.

A nomination for the appointment of a member of the Executive Board requires the written support of at least five members. You must be a RIPE NCC member and a registered LIR contact to support a nomination.

Confirmed Candidates

Executive Board nominees become eligible for candidacy after:

  • Receiving five nominations of support from RIPE NCC members. 
  • Submitting a certified copy of an official identification document.
  • Submitting a signed copy of the Candidate Statement declaring their adherence to the Code of Conduct and that they never committed fraud or other financial misconduct in any jurisdiction.

We then publish a list of confirmed candidates and their biographies. 

Election 

At the election, votes are cast electronically and the results are announced on the following Friday.  

A candidate needs more than 50% of votes to be elected to the board. If no candidate received more than 50%, the candidate with the fewest first preference votes was eliminated from the count and their next preference votes transferred to the other candidates. This process was repeated until one of the candidates had more than 50% of the votes. The same system applied for both seats, with the candidate who won the first seat excluded from the count for the second seat.