How to Register as a Nominee

Are you interested in becoming a Security Council member for the Arbitrum ecosystem?

Before continuing, please read:

  • Security Council Elections 101
  • Security Council Members Responsibilities.

Registrations open and the election begins on 15th September 2023 at 12:00 UTC:

Prerequisite Before Registering

You must have a hardware wallet that can generate a fresh address for the election.

This hardware wallet should only be used for actions related to the Security Council and for no other applications.

Before moving on:

  • Generate a fresh address on a dedicated hardware wallet
  • Fund the fresh address with ETH to pay for a transaction

Register as a Nominee via Tally

What makes the Security Council election on Arbitrum so exciting is that the entire election system is implemented as a suite of smart contracts.

Anyone can register as a nominee via the smart contracts on-chain. However, it is recommended that all interested nominees register for the election using Tally.

Tally provides an easy-to-use user interface and it will record additional information that can be considered by voters before they cast their vote.

Let’s walk through how to register step by step.

Connect Wallet

The first step is to visit the Security Council election website, click ‘Register as a candidate’ and connect your wallet.

You will be asked to connect your wallet.

Recommendation: The connected wallet MUST be the same address that will be used for the Security Council election member.

Please use an address that you are happy to link with your online identity.


The first step is to acknowledge a list of responsibilities to become a Security Council member alongside actions that you need to take before signing up. actions that are needed to act as a security council member.

It isa good opportunity to evaluate whether you want to take on the responsibility the role entails and join the election.

Profile Setup

If the connected wallet does not have a profile on Tally, then you will be asked to make a profile for the website.

If your connected wallet does not have a profile on Tally, then you will be asked to make a profile for the website. This profile is not exclusive to the Security Council elections and it can be reused for all activity on Tally. It is linked to your connected wallet.

Candidacy details

An opportunity to provide information to the voters and explain why you will make a great security council member. It covers your current role, technical experience, and geographical location.

All voters will have access to this information (except for the email address) and they may use it to decide how to cast their vote.

Conflict of interest: The Arbitrum Constitution states that a nominee cannot become a member of the Security Council if they have a conflict of interest. For example, affiliations with direct Arbitrum competitors, proven histories of exploiting projects and others.

Preview & Submit

After expressing your readiness to shoulder the responsibility, you have one final opportunity to review the candidacy details before officially registering for the election.

The final step is to click ‘Submit’.

You will need to authorise a transaction to submit registration details to the on-chain smart contract.

  • The Ethereum address that will join the Security Council will need ETH to pay for the transaction fee.

It must be sent by the same address as the smart contract relies on msg.sender for authentication.

Only the Ethereum address is stored on-chain and all candidacy details is kept off-chain.

Thank you for taking an interest in protecting the Arbitrum ecosystem and good luck in the elections :slight_smile:


There is currently a bug in the submission panel that states “You must be connected to the Arbitrum Görli network to register on this council”


I believe you need to change the network to Arbitrum Goerli, on coinbase wallet you just need to manually select the Arbitrum Goerli and it’ll work


Hey owl! There was a bug, i contacted Arb, they reached out to Tally and had it fixed it. The elections are now up and must be done on the Arbitrum One Network.

I’ve just submitted my proposal. Please vote for me here!


I see, thanks sir. I have also applied as a candidate, and appreciate the heads up since I had registered in goerli thinking that’s the way.

Wishing you luck as well! Hope we will get to collab later on


nice, this is good but how can I vote already registered nominees?

Hey there, we currently are in the nominee selection phase, and this is where the nominees with at least 4.72M votes will qualify for Round 2.

You can review and cast your votes via Tally - Round 1 | Arbitrum Security Council Election

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To vote you must go the tally website, connect your wallet and them vote with your tokens at the election link, here is a link to the page Tally | Arbitrum Security Council Election