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Call for Nominations

Dear colleagues,

The RIPE NCC is calling for nominations to the RIPE NCC Executive Board.

There will be an election for three vacant seats at the RIPE NCC General Meeting (GM) on 10-12 May 2017, each of which is for a three-year term.

The seats are to fill the places currently held by Maria Häll, Christian Kaufmann and Salam Yamout, whose terms expire in May 2017.

The document outlining the RIPE NCC Executive Board functions and expectations is available at:
https://www.ripe.net/about-us/executive-board/ripe-ncc-executive-board-functions-and-expectations

All those considering standing for election to the board are advised to read this information.

Nominations

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

Nominations and support submissions should include the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Your email address
  • Your organisation
  • Your LIR RegID
  • Name of the candidate you wish to nominate/support
  • Email address of the candidate
  • Reason for nominating/supporting the candidate

Nominations and support submissions must be submitted by Wednesday, 19 April 2017 following the guidelines outlined in article 9 of the RIPE NCC Articles of Association.

To make a nomination or support a candidate, you can fill out the nomination form available at:
https://www.ripe.net/participate/meetings/gm/meetings/may-2017/agm-nomination-form/

Excerpts from the Articles of Association are available at the end of this email.

Voting

RIPE NCC members will vote to fill three seats on the Executive Board at the upcoming GM.

If you would like to vote but cannot attend the GM, there are two options that enable you to vote in the Executive Board elections:

  1. Electronic Voting

Registration to vote electronically at the GM will open on 8 March 2017. All RIPE NCC members who are registered contacts will be sent invitations by email to register to vote electronically. If you wish to vote electronically, you must register to do so by 10 May 2017 at 16:00 (local time UTC+2).

Please ensure you are listed as a user for your organisation in the LIR Portal to ensure you receive the invitation to register.

  1. Proxy Voting

You can be represented by a third party who is not an authorised employee or director of your organisation. If you wish to do this, please fill out the proxy form and send it to us using the details on the form by 26 April 2017. Any proxy sent to us after this date will not be valid. The proxy voting form is online:
https://www.ripe.net/participate/meetings/gm/meetings/may-2017/ripe-ncc-general-meeting-proxy-voting-form.pdf

Information on the GM is available at:
https://www.ripe.net/participate/meetings/gm/meetings/may-2017

Register for the GM via the LIR Portal:
https://www.ripe.net/s/gm-registration-may-2017

If you have any questions about the GM, please email us at <agm _at_ ripe _dot_ net>.

Best regards,
Axel Pawlik
Managing Director
RIPE NCC

Important Dates

8 March - Call for nominations to RIPE NCC Executive Board
8 March - Open registration for GM
8 March - Open voting registration
29 March - Publish all GM documents, including RIPE NCC Annual Report and Financial Report 2016
19 April - Close nominations for Executive Board elections
26 April - Deadline for proxy vote nominations
26 April - Deadline for members to propose resolutions
26 April - Deadline to publish final GM agenda
10 May - Close registration for electronic voting
10 May - GM begins with main meeting
12 May - GM closes with announcement of voting results

Excerpts from the Articles of Association

8.2 The Executive Board of the Association shall consist of at least three and at most seven natural persons. They shall be members of the Board in a personal capacity and do not have to be Members of the Association. Employees of the Association cannot be appointed members of the Executive Board.

9.1 The members of the Executive Board shall be appointed by the General Meeting from a list of nominees to be drawn up by the Members.

A nomination for the appointment of a member of the Executive Board shall need the written support of at least five Members and shall be submitted no later than three weeks before the General Meeting. If the number of nominees exceeds the number of vacancies, the General Meeting shall elect Executive Board members in accordance with Article 18.4.

  • 8 March - Call for nominations to RIPE NCC Executive Board
  • 8 March - Open registration for GM
  • 8 March - Open voting registration
  • 29 March - Publish all GM documents, including RIPE NCC Annual Report and Financial Report 2016
  • 19 April - Close nominations for Executive Board elections
  • 26 April - Deadline for proxy vote nominations
  • 26 April - Deadline for members to propose resolutions
  • 26 April - Deadline to publish final GM agenda
  • 10 May - Close registration for electronic voting
  • 10 May - GM begins with main meeting
  • 12 May - GM closes with announcement of voting results