Why you should get involved in EC Elections

By on 13 Feb 2017

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APNIC Members play an active role in shaping the future of APNIC, and the Internet in the Asia Pacific region each year, by electing new appointees to the APNIC Executive Council (EC).

Voting for EC representatives is a privilege of membership and one which only APNIC Members can exercise.

If you are a Member, be sure to take this opportunity and make sure your views are accounted for in the coming year.

The APNIC EC plays an important role in guiding the APNIC Secretariat and representing the views of the Members. This includes setting the strategic direction of APNIC, managing its finances, reviewing membership fees and overseeing the policy development process.

APNIC operates in one of the most diverse regions in the world, comprising of 56 economies, each of which have multiple cultures, languages and values. The election process allows the Members of APNIC to nominate and vote for people who they believe will represent this wide range of views, while also making decisions that ultimately benefit the whole community.

Voting is opening soon

Four positions on the APNIC Executive Council (EC) will be open for election at APNIC 43.

You can view the list of nominees and read their candidate statements on the APRICOT 2017 election pages.

APNIC Members will be able to vote – or appoint proxies to vote on their behalf – online from Thursday, 16 February through to Tuesday, 28 February 9:00 (UTC +7), or vote on-site during the APNIC AGM on Thursday, 2 March 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.

EC candidate nominations are still open

There is still time to nominate candidates for the EC election, but you will need to hurry.  Nominees do not have to be APNIC Members, but only APNIC Members may nominate and vote for candidates.

Nominations are due by 17:30 (UTC +10) on Tuesday, 14 February 2017.

For more details on how to nominate, please see the APRICOT 2017 website.


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