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?

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 tier Number of votes
Associate 1
Very Small 2
Small 4
Medium 8
Large 16
Very Large 32
Extra Large 64

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 45 in Kathmandu, 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 2018

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.