Every year, Council elections are held by InternetNZ | Ipurangi Aotearoa to replace those whose term has ended. These Council members play an important role in guiding the strategic direction and governing our organisation.
The 2022 Council election is for Vice President and THREE ordinary Council Members.
The Vice President position is for a two-year term (ending at the AGM in 2024); the three Council Member positions are for three-year terms (ending at the AGM in 2025) as per the provisions of Schedule 2 of the InternetNZ Constitution.
For 2022, we have prepared a Candidate Pack for nominators and nominees.
All eligible members can nominate someone, or nominate themselves, to stand for council. All nominations must be made no later than 4 pm on Friday 8 July 2022 using 2022 Council Nomination form.
Nominees will be contacted by the Returning Officer, and be sent an information form to provide an election statement/bio and a profile photo. These will be published on the InternetNZ website within three days of receipt.
For any member wishing to nominate themselves to stand for Council, the Returning Officer is able 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 2022, this means you must do so on or before 30 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
There are 4 vacancies to fill this year:
- Vice President, left vacant by Jay Daley. The term will be for two years, ending AGM 2024.
- Three Councillor roles. Terms will be three years, ending AGM 2025:
- Vacant by Sarah Lee (term is complete)
- Vacant by aimee whitcroft (recently resigned)
- Vacant by Jeff Montgomery (term is complete)
A self-assessment of skills and diversity of current sitting councillors is included in Appendix A of the Candidate Pack.
Online voting will open on Thursday 14 July 2022 and will close at 4:00 pm on Wednesday 27 July 2022. If there are no sufficient nominations to require the election to be held, those nominated will be declared shortly after nominations close on Friday 8 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 and 2021 Council elections.
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 the electoral system page.
On Thursday 14 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 14 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 4 pm on Friday 8 July 2022. This will provide sufficient time to allow the wording to be checked and for incorporation in the voting process. Our constitution is online here.
The election results will be announced during the online AGM. The AGM will be held on Thursday 28 July 2022 via zoom. You need to be a member of InternetNZ to attend.
All information about the AGM, including the registration link and papers, will be available online closer to the date.
Rules and guidelines
To read more on a specific year’s election, click on one of the links below:
- 2021 Council election
- 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.