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We are reaching out to you today regarding the 2021 Wikimedia Foundation
Board of Trustees election
election was due to open on August 4th. Due to some technical issues with
SecurePoll, the election must be delayed by two weeks. This means we plan
to launch the election on August 18th, which is the day after Wikimania
For information on the technical issues, you can see the Phabricator ticket
We are truly sorry for this delay and hope that we will get back on
schedule on August 18th. We are in touch with the Elections Committee and
the candidates to coordinate next steps. We will update the Board election
and Telegram channel <https://t.me/wmboardgovernancechat> as we know more.
We are translating this announcement on Meta
and we are starting the mass distribution of the news as we speak.
Quim Gil (he/him)
Senior Manager of Community Relations @ Wikimedia Foundation