Assigning a proxy

Assigning a proxy to vote on your behalf

It is possible to appoint a proxy to exercise some or all of your organization’s votes at an APNIC election.

A proxy holder may be any individual and need not be an employee of the Member organization, or APNIC Members in their own right.

The appointed proxy holder can only vote on site and must be registered as an attendee at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Appointment as a proxy differs from a being assigned voting rights. A proxy appointment is valid only for a single election. Assigned voting rights remain in place until they are changed or removed by the Member’s Corporate Contact.

Only a Corporate Contact may appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf at an APNIC election.

Proxy forms are made available online in the lead up to the election. Proxy forms are accepted as soon as the online voting is open, up until two days before the on-site election.

When is the proxy appointment valid?

APNIC will validate the information in the proxy form. The proxy appointment is valid only when confirmed by the APNIC Secretariat. Confirmation emails are sent to the appointed proxy and the Corporate Contact. The appointed proxy is required to present personal identification when collecting their ballot paper.