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RIPE NCC Executive Board Elections: Call for Nominations

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In compliance with the RIPE NCC Articles of Association (AoA), the RIPE NCC is calling for nominations to the RIPE NCC Executive Board.

The vacant seats are for two three-year terms and are to fill the places currently held by Fahad AlShirawi and Andreas Wittkemper, whose terms expire in May 2011.

Voting for the appointment of the RIPE NCC Executive Board members will take place at the upcoming RIPE NCC General Meeting (GM). The GM will be held on Wednesday, 4 May 2011 from 16:00-20:00, at the NH Krasnapolsky Hotel, Amsterdam, adjacent to the RIPE 62 Meeting, which takes place from 2-6 May 2011.

You must be registered for the GM if you wish to attend and vote in the Executive Board election. Registration for the GM opens 23 March 2011.

Information on the GM is available at:

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

All RIPE NCC members who are registered contacts will be sent invitations by email to register to vote electronically at the GM. If you wish to vote electronically, you must register to do so by 20 April 2011. Electronic voting is available only for the Executive Board elections. Electronic voting will not be available for resolutions to be voted upon at the GM.

2. 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 by 20 April 2011. Any proxy sent to us after this date will not be valid. The proxy form will be available to download from 23 March 2011.

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.

Nomination submissions should include the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Your organisation
  • Your LIR RegID
  • Name of the candidate you wish to support

Nominations must be submitted by email to <agm-nominations _at_ ripe _dot_ net> by Wednesday, 13 April 2011, following the guidelines outlined in article 9 of the RIPE NCC Articles of Association. Excerpts from the Articles of Association are available at the end of this email.

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

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