Who can vote in EC Elections?

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

The person recognized by APNIC as the Corporate Contact manages the voting for each APNIC Member organization. If you do not currently have a Corporate Contact appointed for your Member account, you will need to submit the Corporate Contact form.

Only the Corporate Contact has the right to vote on behalf of the organization, to assign voting rights to another authorized contact of the Member organization, or to appoint a proxy to vote on behalf of the organization.

Assigned voting rights are different from a proxy in two ways. Internal representatives are assigned voting rights, while external representatives are appointed as a proxy. Assigned voting rights remain in place until they are changed or removed and are
applicable to other types of APNIC elections, while a proxy appointment is valid for only one election.

Only the Corporate Contact has the right to appoint a proxy to vote on behalf of a Member organization. Authorized contacts with voting rights only are not permitted to do this and must ask their Corporate Contact to appoint a proxy if they are unable
to vote.

Proxies may only be appointed by completing the APNIC proxy form. Please refer to the section, Assigning a proxy, for more information.

A Corporate Contact may only assign voting rights using MyAPNIC. The contact to be given voting rights must be a registered MyAPNIC user andneeds to login to MyAPNIC using two-factor authentication to vote online.

Please refer to the table: Who can vote at an APNIC election?

Who can vote at the APNIC EC election?

If you are a: What you need to vote online What you need to vote on-site
Corporate Contact
  1. You must login to MyAPNIC using two-factor authentication.
  1. Please present a valid ID on request.
  2. You must be registered for the AGM.
Other authorized contacts
  1. The APNIC Corporate Contact for your organization must assign you voting rights.
  2. You must login to MyAPNIC using two-factor authentication.
  1. The APNIC Corporate Contact for your organization must assign you voting rights.
  2. Please present a valid ID on request.
  3. You must be registered for the AGM.
Proxy

Online voting is not available to proxy voters.

  1. The Corporate Contact of a current member organization must submit a completed proxy form to APNIC by the due date.
  2. A confirmation email from the APNIC Secretariat (up to 24-hour turnaround).
  3. Please present a valid ID on request.
  4. You must be registered for the AGM.

Do you have voting rights?

If you are the Corporate Contact for your organization, you have the voting rights by default. You can check if the voting rights are assigned to another person by logging into the MyAPNIC website. As the Corporate Contact, you can change or re-assign these voting rights. For those who have voting rights,  the "voting" tab appears in your MyAPNIC account when voting opens.

Who is your Corporate Contact?

You can check who the Corporate Contact for your organization is by viewing the contact details page in MyAPNIC.