Hello, all.

(You can read this announcement in other languages on https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/2021/2021-08-02/Delay_of_the_2021_Board_of_Trustees_election )

We are reaching out to you today regarding the 2021 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election. This 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 concludes.

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 Talk page and Telegram channel 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