NRO NC Elections

The Call for Nominations is Open

The call for nominations to fill two seats on the Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC) is currently open. A common nominee list will be used to fill both seats. One seat will be filled by appointment and the other by election.

Executive Board Appointment
The RIPE NCC Executive Board will select a candidate from the list of nominees to fill the first seat for a three year term, starting in January 2024 and ending on 31 December 2026. The selected candidate will then be removed from the list of nominees, and the remaining nominees will be eligible for election for the second seat.

The second seat will be filled by an election held during RIPE 87 from the remaining pool of eligible nominees. The election is to fill the seat for the remainder of the three-year term started by James Kennedy in January 2023 and ending on 31 December 2025. The candidate elected will therefore serve on the NRO NC for two years of the three year term.

View the official call for nominations

Voter Eligibility

All members of the RIPE community who are checked in to attend the RIPE 87 Meeting, except Regional Internet Registry (RIR) staff members, may vote in the election. You must be checked-in by the time voting registration closes in order to be eligible to vote. All checked-in attendees have a green tick mark next to their names on the attendee list.

Online attendees: You must register to vote and check in virtually for RIPE 87 via your registration page, using your unique link received in the RIPE Meeting registration confirmation email.

Onsite attendees: Please contact the Registration desk if you would like to vote in the NRO NC election and you did not select the option to vote when registering for RIPE 87.

The voting for this election will be conducted electronically. Each eligible voter will have one vote. The nominee with the most votes will be elected.

All votes cast during the NRO NC election are completely anonymous.

The RIPE community is currently discussing strengthening voter eligibility for the NRO NC elections. If the NRO NC Election Process is adopted ahead of RIPE 87, additional voter eligibility requirements will be implemented.

Once voting is open, all attendees with a link can access the voting pages and cast their vote.

Important Dates and Deadlines

4 September 2023: Call for nominations for the NRO NC election issued
30 October 2023: Deadline for NRO NC nominations
6 November 2023: Deadline for all confirmed nominees to be posted on the RIPE NCC website
27 November – 1 December 2023: Election takes place during RIPE 87
1 December 2023: Announce successful candidate at closing plenary of RIPE 87

Results of the Voting

The RIPE Chair will announce the results of the voting during the Closing Plenary session. The announcement will also be webcast for remote participants.