Voting and Participation to the AGMM

1) Proxy

As Member you can appoint a proxy to represent you and vote on your behalf at the AGMM. A proxy can be any individual.  The proxy form MUST be signed, stamped and returned 48 hours prior to the election to  To appoint a proxy you must:   

  1. Log on to My.AFRINIC;
  2. Navigate to Elections and Access Election Centre;
  3. Select the election in which you wish to participate;
  4. Choose the option Appoint Proxy;
  5. Fill up the proxy form;
  6. Print the form, sign it and physically hand it over to the person.



  1. According to Articles 12.12.(viii) and  12.12.(ix) of the AFRINIC Bylaws, a person cannot hold more than 5 proxies.  To enforce that, you will need to provide while filling your proxy form an identification number (ID) of the person that you would like to assign as a proxy. 
  2. Once you have generated a proxy, you can no longer cast a vote through the online Voting system.


2) Online Voting

2.1) As a registered Administrative Contact of your organisation, you have been assigned by default the voting right which grants you the privilege to cast your vote electronically.  You could also assign that right to another registered contact of your organisation to vote on your behalf. 

To vote electronically you must:

a) Log on to My.AFRINIC;

b) Navigate to Elections and Access Election Centre;

c) Select the election in which you wish to participate;


2.2) Choose the option Vote Online.

To assign the online voting right to another registered contact of your organisation:

a) Log on to My.AFRINIC;

b) Navigate to MY Account and User Administration;

c) Check mark Voter Role to corresponding named contact.


Note 3

To vote electronically, you must have a digital Certificate (BPKI) issued by AFRINC. See section below on how to generate a BPKI.


3) BPKI Certificate

A Digital Certificate (BPKI) is provided to identify you while performing an online transaction.  It allows AFRINIC to confirm that you are indeed the representative of your organisation.  To obtain a BPKI Certificate, you must be an authorised contact of your organisation. 

a) If you are an Administrative Contact you should send an email to with proof of your identity (copy of government   issued identification document or company's ID card);

b)If you are a Technical, Billing, Abuse or a General Contact, the Administrative Contact of your organisation must approve your request. 


4) Remote Participation

Remote participation is made possible to members that cannot make it physically to the AGMM.  Given that the AGMM is a closed meeting reserved to Members only, remote access will be restricted.  You could designate up to two remote participants.  If you wish to attend the meeting remotely or wish to designate a participant:

a) Log on to My.AFRINIC;

b) Navigate to Meetings;

c) Select AGMM-201306;

d) Click on Remote Participation;

e) Fill up the form and submit.


5) Onsite AGMM Registration

An Onsite Registration Desk will be available and opened as from the 17 June 2013 for Members attending the AGMM in Lusaka, Zambia.  You are kindly requested to proceed through it after your registration and meet our team for any further information that you may require.

Note 4

Members or Proxies must be registered on site for the AGMM before 11:00 hrs on the AGMM Day – Friday, 21 June 2013 prior to accessing the meeting room.



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