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Yes, if they are a CIRA member.

To ensure your membership application is processed before this deadline, we recommend that you submit your application well in advance. If you are using a guarantor to confirm your identity, it’s important for them to be accessible during the processing period.

No. Once a nomination committee nominee is selected for the final nomination committee slate, they cannot submit their name to be a member candidate on the final member slate.

Yes. CIRA reserves the right to remove any questions or answers, including links to websites, which do not identify the person submitting the question or answer, contain abusive language, defame any person, contravene any applicable law, infringe upon CIRA’s trademarks or proprietary rights, contain material that may be considered offensive, and/or are otherwise objectionable to CIRA.

The Returning Officer will be the moderator.

A CIRA member can only vote once regardless of the number of .CA domain name registrations they hold.

In the this year’s election, members can vote for three candidates on the nomination committee slate, and one on the member slate.

A tie occurs when two or more candidates receive the same amount of votes. A tie is settled under supervision of the Returning Officer by a random draw of names of the candidates who tied. The candidate whose name is drawn first will be deemed to have received the highest number of votes.

Under section 23 of the Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act, upon receipt of the required Statutory Declaration and payment of a reasonable fee (see section 23(1)),  CIRA is required to provide its membership list to those members who submit these materials for the purposes of  contacting  other members  related to the affairs of the organization, including influencing votes in an election. CIRA has set the fee to be $500, which reflects the time and effort exercised by CIRA Staff in preparing and compiling the membership list, which will be donated to The United Way at the end of the year. The membership list is provided through secure channels in an electronic format that is a compilation of the list of members.

While CIRA is obligated by law to provide the list, we take the privacy of member information seriously. CIRA strongly encourages members who receive the list to only contact those members who are part of their professional and/or social circle and to refrain from sending unsolicited mass emails to respect members’ privacy. CIRA also requires that any email sent to members not include tracking links and that members’ information remain in Canada.

More questions? See our communications between members FAQ.