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Call for Nominations

Dear colleagues,

This is a call for nominations to the RIPE NCC Executive Board.

There will be an election for two vacant seats at the RIPE NCC General Meeting (GM) on 16-18 May 2018, each of which is for a three-year term.

The seats are to fill the places currently held by Dmitry Burkov and János Zsakó, whose terms expire in May 2018.

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 RIPE NCC 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, 25 April 2018 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-2018/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 two 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 is now open:

https://www.ripe.net/s/gm-registration-may-2018

All RIPE NCC members who are registered contacts will also be sent invitations by email to register to vote electronically. If you wish to vote electronically, you must register to do so by 16 May 2018 at 16:00 (local time UTC+2).

Please ensure you are listed as a user for your organisation in https://my.ripe.net 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 2 May 2018. Any proxy form 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-2018/ripe-ncc-general-meeting-proxy-voting-form.pdf

Information on the GM is available at:

https://www.ripe.net/participate/meetings/gm/meetings/may-2018

Register for the GM at:

https://www.ripe.net/s/gm-registration-may-2018

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

7 March – Invitation to register for GM and voting

7 March - Call for nominations to RIPE NCC Executive Board

4 April - Publish all GM documents, including RIPE NCC Annual Report and Financial Report 2016

25 April - Close nominations for Executive Board elections

2 May - Deadline for proxy vote nominations

2 May - Deadline for members to propose resolutions

2 May - Deadline to publish final GM agenda

16 May - Close registration for electronic voting (16:00 UTC+2)

16 May - GM begins with main meeting (18:00 UTC+2)

18 May - GM closes with vote results announcement (10:45 UTC+2)

 

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.

  • 7 March - Call for nominations to RIPE NCC Executive Board
  • 11 April - Publish all GM documents, including RIPE NCC Annual Report and Financial Report 2017
  • 25 April - Close nominations for Executive Board elections
  • 2 May - Deadline for proxy vote nominations
  • 2 May - Deadline for members to propose resolutions
  • 2 May - Deadline to publish final GM agenda
  • 16 May - Close registration for electronic voting
  • 16 May - GM begins with main meeting
  • 23 May - GM closes with announcement of voting results