EC voting – FAQs

  1. Who can vote?
  2. How many votes do I have?
  3. How can I vote?
  4. When can I vote?
  5. Where can I collect my paper ballots?
  6. What if I have more questions?
  7. How to vote using paper ballot at the onsite election?
  8. How to vote online?

Who can vote?

Corporate Contacts and contacts with voting rights of all APNIC Members can vote. A Corporate Contact of the Member organization may appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf during the onsite election.

How many votes do I have?

It depends on the tier of your membership.

Membership tierNumber of votes
Associate1
Very Small2
Small4
Medium8
Large16
Very Large32
Extra Large64

 

For example, an Associate Member will be given a ballot equivalent to one vote, a Very Small Member will be given a ballot equivalent to two votes, and so on.

How can I vote?

Voting takes place online and on site. If the Corporate Contact, contact with voting rights or the appointed proxy is attending the APNIC Annual General Meeting (AGM), they can vote on site. They will have to collect the paper ballots from the voting desk on the voting day.

If the Corporate Contact or contact with voting rights cannot attend the AGM in person, there are two options that enable them to vote in the EC elections:

  1. They can vote online via MyAPNIC. To cast votes online, they will need to set up TOTP for MyAPNIC or have a valid APNIC certificate installed in their browser.
  2. The Corporate Contact can appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf during the on site election. See how to appoint a proxy. Only a Corporate Contact of the Member organization may appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf at an APNIC election.

When can I vote?

Member organizations can only cast their votes while the voting is open.

Online voting commences at least ten working days prior to the AGM, and closes 48 hours prior to the opening of the AGM. An email to announce opening of the online voting will be sent to all APNIC Members.

Each year the APNIC Secretariat publishes a timetable for the election no less than nine weeks prior to the AGM.

For the next election during APNIC 47 in Daejeon, on site voting opens at around 09:30 local time when the Election Chair announces the on site voting open during the AGM day. The on site voting closes on the same day at 14:30 local time.

Please refer to the key dates and the voting webpages on the relevant APNIC conference website.

Information about EC elections at APRICOT 2019

Where can I collect my paper ballots?

Corporate Contacts, contacts with voting rights or the appointed proxy can collect the paper ballots from the Voting desk between 09:00-14:30 local time on the AGM day. The Voting desk is located outside the AGM room.

What if I have more questions?

Please contact the APNIC Helpdesk or speak to APNIC staff on site at the APNIC Lounge during the AGM.

How to vote using paper ballot at the onsite election?

Bulk ballot papers with 1, 2, 4, 8, and 16 votes are to be used in the election. If you have a ballot with “8” votes and you have marked 4 candidates in that ballot, all the 4 candidates will receive 8 votes.

Members who wish to split their ballot may exchange their ballot paper at the Voting Desk for a set of ballot papers equal to the Member’s total voting entitlement.

How to vote online?

Here is an example on how you will fill out an online ballot.

A medium Member will receive 8 votes. If you want to use all your 8 votes in one go, select up to 4 nominees in this election (as 4 positions are open for election); then enter “8” in the box provided below the nominee names you wish to allocate your vote to. All the selected candidates will receive 8 votes.

Alternatively, if you want to vote for a different mix of nominees, then you may want to vote one by one. You will select the nominees (up to 4 nominees) and then enter “1” in the box provided below the nominee names you wish to allocate your vote to. All the selected nominees will receive 1 vote. This way, you are exercising your “1” vote, and you will still have 7 votes to cast. Then you will repeat this process again by selecting a different mix of nominees until there are no more votes left.