Hi fellow Wikimedians,
Wikimedia NYC is interested in opening up and diversifying the Wikimedia
Foundation board nominations process (beyond the typical chapter-affiliated
candidates), so interested parties are welcomed to submit their
self-nominations today on Meta-Wiki, and we will consider all reasonable
applications from around the world, and will endorse those non-traditional
candidates whose inclusion we would find to benefit the overall elections
You just have to start the page for your nomination on Meta-Wiki today,
details can be filled in over the coming week.
Nominations must be in by UTC end of day March 8 on Meta-Wiki (which is the
global deadline), and Wikimedia NYC will formally make the choice of
candidates to endorse for participation in the elections at its March 16
'WikiWednesday' public meeting, to be determined by an open vote of
attendees at that meeting.
We also commit to having a vote at our public meeting in April or May to
make our chapter's decision for the actual elections.
Feel free to write to us beforehand if you have questions.
On Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 3:40 PM, Lane Rasberry <lane(a)bluerasberry.com> wrote:
The board of trustees for the Wikimedia Foundation has 10 seats. The office
holders for 2 of these 10 seats will be selected in the "2016
affiliate-selected board seats" process described at
For a candidate to be considered in this election, they must be nominated
by 8 March and endorsed by a voting Wikimedia organizational affiliate by
If anyone has any nomination to make, we are now in the last day!
Nominations must be made by the end of 8 March! Make a nomination for
yourself or another person at
For those making a nomination, please follow up by soliciting for
endorsement of the nomination from one voting organization. That
endorsement must be posted by 23 March. Candidates in the election must be
nominated by the end of March 8 and must have their endorsement by 23
Beyond nomination, please participate in the election by encouraging all
organizations which are eligible to vote to cast their vote later during
the voting period.
Thanks - and forgive me if I misspoke in any part of this. I am anxious
about writing correctly and clearly. The official election documentation is
user:bluerasberry on Wikipedia
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