A very good set of candidates and a good work done organizing the election.
Elaine, also a very strong candidate was, with a small margin, just
outside. Could she be made a official "reserve" candidate?
In the election 2015 Danny resigned very soon after election, and the
election committee then recommended Maria to take up the vacant seat,
she being with a very small margin just behind the ones elected.
Also in the election for affiliates seats after, Alice did not got
enough votes to stay on, but the Board then let her stay on a board
Den 2021-09-07 kl. 20:10, skrev Jackie Koerner:
/Translations can be found on Meta:
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 Board election. The
Elections Committee has reviewed the votes of the 2021 Wikimedia
Foundation Board of Trustees election, organized to select four new
trustees. A record 6,873 people from across 214 projects cast their
valid votes. The following four candidates received the most support:
Waiting for the Board’s appointment
While these candidates have been ranked through the community vote,
they are not yet appointed to the Board of Trustees. They still need
to pass a successful background check and meet the qualifications
outlined in the Bylaws. This process can be longer depending on the
country of residence of the candidates. The Board has set a tentative
date to appoint new trustees at the end of this month. The Board also
short extension to the terms of the exiting trustees to allow a smooth
Thanks to all the candidatesThanks to all candidates for their
participation. They achieved a record in the number of candidates and
regional diversity, with more than half of the 19 candidates from
regions outside North America and Western Europe. This election used
Single Transferable Voting
the first time. This system does not indicate a number of votes or
percentage of support. Rather, it shows in which round each candidate
was eliminated. You can review the full results on Meta-Wiki
which document the order in which the candidates were mathematically
Thanks to all the election volunteers
The Board of Trustees stressed
importance of increasing diversity on the Board. Dozens of volunteers
supported by a team of multilingual facilitators promoted the election
in up to 61 languages. They hosted many conversations about the Board
election in more than 50 languages and encouraged community members to
participate in all areas of the election.
The 2021 Board of Trustees election broke new ground in several areas.
The Movement Strategy and Governance team will publish a report with
the most remarkable metrics soon. In the meantime, some statistics
be found on Meta-Wiki. Here you have some highlights.
Participation increased by 1,753 voters over 2017. Overall turnout
was 10.13%, 1.1 percentage points more than in 2017.
The highest participation among wikis with at least 5 eligible
voters was seen on the Hausa and Igbo Wikipedias. Both wikis had a
participation of 75% (6 of 8 eligible voters). Other high
participation numbers were seen on the Telugu, Nepalese, and
The largest increase in participation among wikis with at least 50
eligible voters was the Catalan Wikipedia, on which 36.3% of
eligible voters voted (28 percentage points higher than in 2017).
There were 214 wikis represented in the election. This is
determined by the wiki on which the account was originally created.
A total of 74 wikis that did not participate in 2017 produced
voters in this election.
A total of 226 wikis had at least one eligible voter but produced
no voters. The largest electorate in this group was Cantonese
Wikipedia, with 25 eligible voters.
In the upcoming days, an anonymized list of votes will be released
that will allow deeper inspection and publication of more metrics.
The next Board of Trustees election is planned to take place in 2022.
Interested community members can watch the Wikimedia Foundation
elections page for updates
community seats will be selected at that time. It is not too early to
consider and prepare for candidacy. Community members may like to
check out Candidate Resources
learn more about what to expect and how to prepare for this role.
Facilitator, Movement Strategy and Governance
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