LACNIC Elections for Board of Directors 2017

LACNIC is managed and administrated by an honorary Board of Directors made up of seven members. This Board is in charge of the organization's political representation and is directly responsible for resource administration.

LACNIC's Board of Directors is representative of the organization's members, as Directors are elected directly by member vote.

The Board currently consists of the following members

* LACNIC's Executive Director participates in the Board of Directors meetings with rights equivalent to those of a director, but without the right to vote.

Today, 10 August, the Electoral Commission is opening the candidate nomination period for the election of two individuals to occupy the positions that will be vacated when Oscar Messano and Gabriel Adonaylo end their terms in December 2017.


The various positions on LACNIC's Board of Directors are assigned by the Directors themselves before the start of each year (during the last meeting of the previous year) and may change from year to year. This means candidates will not be running for any of the specific positions that will be left open, but for a position on the LACNIC Board of Directors.

Obligations, availability of time and other information

Candidate Requirements

Candidates must be nominated by a LACNIC member* (self-nominations are allowed).

Nominations will be accepted taking into consideration the incompatibilities referred to in article 20 of the LACNIC Bylaws applicable to members of the Board, as well as all legal provisions in force under said Bylaws.

*Nominations must be submitted by the person authorized to exercise their organization's membership rights, i.e., the person registered on LACNIC's database as its membership contact or point of contact responsible for the organization.

Organizations submitting a nomination must be current on their annual membership fees.

Member organizations may nominate up to one candidate for each seat to be filled.

To nominate a candidate

Please write to the following address and include the following information:

  1. Subject: LACNIC's Board of Directors Candidate - 2017
  2. Candidate's name:
  3. Organization:
  4. Country:
  5. Country of residence
  6. Candidate's email address:
  7. Brief biography of the candidate:
  8. Name of the person nominating the candidate:
  9. Organization of the person nominating the candidate:
  10. Reason for the nomination:

Applications will be posted on the LACNIC website at the end of the candidates presentation period.

About the electoral process

According to article 25 of the LACNIC Bylaws (see the article), the election will be conducted online according to the following timeline.

Important: according to Article 19 of the Statute: "The votes of Members that qualify for than one category shall not be cumulative; these members shall only be entitled to the number of votes corresponding to the category with the largest number of votes."

Who votes? How are votes cast?

Each member organization has a designated representative (their membership contact) who has the right to vote on behalf of the organization he or she represents.

This person will be duly contacted via email and provided with the details of the election and the corresponding voting instructions. The accuracy of this contact's information is solely the member's responsibility; LACNIC will in no way be responsible for updating such information.

For any question regarding your membership contact and/or the number of votes assigned to your organization:

If you wish to update your organization's contact details, the steps you must follow are available here (do not apply to members in Mexico and Brazil – they must write to Nic Mx and Nic Br).

Only those organizations that are current with their membership fees will be able to vote (see the calendar below).

If you have any questions regarding your organization's financial situation, please contact (do not apply to members in Mexico and Brazil – they must write to Nic Mx and Nic Br).



August 10

Candidate nomination period

August 10 – September 11

Voters registry* and candidate presentation closes

September 11

Reception of complaints about the voters registry

13 – 15 September

Deadline for decision on complaints regarding the voter's registry

September 21

Period for publishing candidates' statements, Q&A with the candidates

From September 12 until the date of the Election announcement

Voting opens

October 13

Online Voting period**

October 13 – October 20

Voting closes

October 20

Electoral Commission's audit

October 23 – October 25

Reception of complaints about the votes

October 26 – October 30

Last day for the Electoral Commission's decisions

November 1

Names of elected candidates are published

November 3

*Only organizations that are debt-free as at September 11 will be included in the voters registry.

**The voting period will open and close automatically based on UTC time (00:00 UTC to 23:59 UTC).