APNIC EC Election 2023: Value your vote

By on 16 Feb 2023

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APNIC is a member-driven organization and as an APNIC Member, you have the privilege and responsibility for voting for the board that oversees APNIC, the Executive Council (EC).

The role of the EC is to ensure the efficient management of the activities, functions and affairs of APNIC on behalf of the Members. This includes defining the strategic direction of APNIC and approving APNIC’s budget. The EC is required to act in good faith and in the best interests of APNIC and the membership.

Read more about the APNIC EC

Voting is an important right of all APNIC Members. Please be sure to vote.

Who can vote?

Only organizations with a current APNIC Member account are eligible to vote in EC elections.

Voting entitlements are only available to individuals who are Corporate Contacts or authorized contacts with voting rights given by the Corporate Contact.

If you’re not the Corporate Contact, talk to the person who is the Corporate Contact in your organization to make sure they are aware of the election and voting deadlines. If you don’t know who is the Corporate Contact in your organization (but you’re a listed Account Contact), you can find out in MyAPNIC under the Member Account Settings menu.

Who can I vote for?

Value your vote. Do some research to make an informed choice.

Check out the nominees for the election. Consider their background, nominee statement and their history in the APNIC community.

Talk to your colleagues in the community. They may have experience with any candidates that you may not already know yourself.

All candidates are bound to the nominee Code of Conduct. Should any nominee breach the Code of Conduct, information about this breach will be provided on the Election pages on the conference website.

How do I vote?

Voting for the 2023 EC election opens on Thursday, 16 February 2023 and closes on Thursday, 02 March 2023 at 14:30 (UTC +8).

You can vote in three simple steps:

  • Login to MyAPNIC using two-factor authentication and click the ‘Vote Now’ link on the dashboard, to access the BigPulse voting interface
  • Use the online ballot form to select the chosen candidates, and click the ‘Next’ button to complete the selection
  • On the confirmation page, click the ‘Submit’ button to confirm the ballot submission, or ‘Back’ to make any changes.

Voting is available 24 hours, 7 days a week during the voting period— now until Thursday, 02 March 2023 at 14:30 (UTC +8).

More information about voting processes

Voting is a serious business

APNIC takes the voting process seriously and is committed to supporting a fair and open election process.

  • Nominations and voting are governed by transparent and robust procedures in accordance with the APNIC By-laws
  • Voting is managed by the independent BigPulse voting system, not APNIC systems
  • The BigPulse system does not allow APNIC staff to see who you voted for and summary results are only made available to election officials once the election is closed
  • The elections are overseen by independent officials — including an Election Chair, a Nominee Code of Conduct Chair, and election scrutineers — who are all drawn from the community.

If you have any questions on voting or the EC elections, please contact the APNIC Helpdesk.

Exercise your right for the good of the membership and the community. Value your vote! Make sure to vote in the upcoming EC election.

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