Every year, Council elections are held by InternetNZ to replace those whose term has ended. These Council members play an important role in guiding the strategic direction and governing our organisation.
The 2021 Council election is for President, Vice President and TWO ordinary Council Members.
The President, Vice President and first ordinary Council Member positions are for a three-year term (ending at the AGM in 2024); the second Council Member position is for the balance of the term, for one year (ending at the AGM in 2022) as per the provisions of Schedule 2 of the InternetNZ Constitution.
All eligible members can nominate someone, or nominate themselves, to stand for council. All nominations should be made by email to the Returning Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org, and must be made no later than 4pm on Friday 9 July 2021.
Nominators are asked to use a subject line of "NOMINATION" and to provide the email address of the person they are nominating.
Nominees will be sent a form to provide an election statement, biography, and a profile photo. These will be published on the InternetNZ website as they are received.
For any member wishing to nominate themselves to stand for Council, the Returning Officer is happy to supply a neutral nomination. If such a nomination is required, please contact the Returning Officer via email - email@example.com.
Please note that all nominees (and their nominators) must have been a financial member of the Society for at least three months before the date of their nomination to be eligible to stand for Council.
If you have not yet 'renewed' your membership for 2021, this means you must do so on or before 29 June. Otherwise, your membership rights will lapse and you will not be eligible to be a candidate in the election.
Nominees must be familiar with InternetNZ's Constitution, particularly the eligibility criteria set out in sections 6 and 7, before their nomination is submitted.
Members up for election
To view members who are up for election, see the 2021 Council elections page.
Online voting will open on Thursday 15 July 2021 and will close on Wednesday 28 July 2021. If there are no sufficient nominations to require the election to be held, those nominated will be declared shortly after nominations close on Friday 9 July.
Eligible voters (who have been members for at least three months) will be sent voting instructions and credentials via email. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This process will run via Electionz. We are using the same methodology as used in the 2020 Council election.
InternetNZ uses a preferential and proportional electoral system as required by its constitution. More information about this voting process and electoral system, including more detail about the process for counting the votes and calculating those who are elected, is available on our website.
On Thursday 15 July you will receive your voting credentials via email from Electionz. You will need to log onto the members section of the InternetNZ website through https://members.internetnz.nz/user before using the supplied credentials. you will be forwarded to an electionz.com website specifically set up for this InternetNZ Council election. You will then be presented with a voting paper listing all of the candidates, presented in alphabetical order by last name.
In casting your vote, you will have the opportunity to indicate preference by ranking the candidates. Voters are not obliged to vote/rank all candidates. A voter could, if the candidate was not known, choose to not vote at all for that candidate.
Please keep an eye out for your voting credentials next Thursday 15 July from email@example.com.
InternetNZ's rules or constitution may only be changed by members.
In order for any proposed constitutional amendments to be considered at the AGM, please provide these to the Returning Officer by 4pm on Friday 9 July 2021. This will provide sufficient time to allow the wording to be checked and for incorporation in the voting process. Our constitution is available online.
The election results will be announced during the online AGM. It will be held on Thursday 29 July 2021 at 5.30pm via zoom. You need to be a member of InternetNZ to attend.
All information about the AGM, including the registration link and papers, can be found on our event page here: AGM 2021
Rules and guidelines
To read more on a specific year’s election, click on one of the links below:
- 2020 Council election
- 2019 Council election
- 2018 Council election
- 2017 Council election
- 2016 Council election
For all membership queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.