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Voting at the GM

One person from each organisation that has been a RIPE NCC member for longer than six months is entitled to vote at the GM. As always, remote participation for voting and joining in discussion during the GM will be available.

The process for registering to vote is quick and easy.

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

Registering to vote electronically

To register, you need to access your General Meetings page. Once there, you can choose the organisation(s) you will represent. Members who have registered to vote will receive an email from the BigPulse voting system prior to the GM.

The deadline to register for electronic voting is 13 May 2020 at 16:00 Amsterdam local time (UTC+2).

Casting your vote at the GM

The Chairman of the RIPE NCC Executive Board will open voting during the GM on Wednesday, 13 May.

Resolutions require a majority vote to be approved. If you are voting by paper ballot, you simply mark one box beside YES, NO or ABSTAIN for the resolution and hand your ballot to the assigned vote collector.

Instant run-off voting is used for the Executive Board election. For the election, you number your candidates in order of preference.

If you are voting electronically, you use the link on the email you received to access the BigPulse voting pages.

Members can cast their votes electronically until 09:00 Amsterdam local time (UTC+2) on Friday, 15 May.

Results of the Voting

At 10:45 Amsterdam local time (UTC+2) on 15 May, the Chairman of the RIPE NCC Executive Board will announce the results of the voting on the resolutions and election. This announcement will be webcast for remote participants in the GM.

26 Feb - Call for nominations to RIPE NCC Executive Board
26 Feb - Open registration for General Meeting
15 Apr - Publish RIPE NCC Annual Report and Financial Report 2019
22 Apr - Close nominations for Executive Board elections
29 Apr - Deadline for proxy vote nominations
29 Apr - Deadline for members to propose resolutions
29 Apr - Deadline to publish final GM agenda
13 May - Close registration for electronic voting
13 May - GM begins with main meeting
15 May - GM closes with announcement of voting results