About LACNIC Board of Directors and its electoral process


According to the LACNIC Social Bylaws, the Board of Directors consists of seven members who make up the following honorary positions:

President, Vice-President, Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Treasurer, Deputy Treasurer and Regular Member.

Powers and responsibilities

Each position corresponds to a list of specific tasks that are found in the following chapters:

VI (President),
VII (Secretary),
VIII (Treasurer),
IX (Vice-President, Deputy Secretary, Deputy Treasurer and Regular Member).

Mandates and Conflicts of Interest (Article 20)

  • Directors shall serve a three-year term of office
  • Directors shall be eligible for re-election as long as they continue to meet the eligibility criteria
  • Each year directors’ terms of office shall be partially renewed in groups of two or three (as appropriate)
  • Not more than two directors may be citizens of the same country or territory in the region
  • Not more than one director may have employment, consultancy or advisory relationships with the same company or organization or one of its related companies, whether they are  registered in the same country or not
  • Each year the Board of Directors shall appoint the positions to be held by its members once their terms of service have been renewed
  • LACNIC's Executive Director / CEO shall participate in board meetings with rights equal to those of a director, with the exception of the right to vote

Board Meetings

The LACNIC Board of Directors meets periodically (approximately 10 times every year) via telephone conference or web conference with an approximate duration of 2 hours.
In addition, the board holds 3 face-to-face meetings every year, two of which take place during LACNIC's main events, and the third usually at the end of November or beginning of December at LACNIC's headquarters.

Article 23:

  • The Board of Directors shall meet at least once every three months, on the dates and times established during the first annual meeting
  • Meetings shall be validated by the presence of the absolute majority of designated members

LACNIC Code of Ethics

Along with the staff of LACNIC, the Board of Directors is governed by our LACNIC Code of Ethics.


Who can be nominated and how?

  • Citizens of the countries or territories in the LACNIC coverage region that comply with the stipulations of Article 20 are eligible to sit on the Board of Directors
  • Be nominated by a member organization's membership contact: Active A or Founding Member
    • The organization presenting the nomination must be current with their membership fees
    • Nominees may or may not belong to the organization submitting their nomination (self-nominations are allowed)
    • Members have the right to nominate one candidate for each seat to be filled

Who can vote and how?

  • Member organization's: either Active A or Founding Members
  • No outstanding balance on their account statement as of the date of voter registration
  • Voting is conducted electronically on LACNIC's elections system - Article 25
  • The scale of votes goes from the value 1 to 11 depending on the member category (according to address space assigned) - Article 19
  • 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 receive an email with their organization's voting link.
  • The membership contact's name and email address must be on file with LACNIC. Maintaining the accuracy of this information is the member's responsibility; LACNIC will in no way be responsible for updating this information.