This is something I have been thinking about for some time. This June–July we will see a couple of elections/selections. I think wherever a voting is in process, an effective canvassing/promotion policy should be there. We may need to notify our friend Wikimedians about our candidacy, that is understandable, but there should be behavioral guidelines on what is appropriate and what is inappropriate promotion/canvassing.
This email thread is about the process, and I won't mention any specific example, however during every election/committee formation we see different votestacking attempts and efforts. In such a situation there is a possibility that if a candidate has many social media or contacts and friends (Wimimedian), they will end up getting more votes than someone who entirely relied on their nomination and performance.

There is a behavioral guideline on a Wikipedia project: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Canvassing
I don't think this is globally applicable, and I am note sure if we have one global policy.
1) We can work on  "Canvassing guidelines", discussing appropriateness, inappropriateness etc.
2) These guidelines should be effectively used and it would be great if the candidates/contestants read and acknowledge that they will adhere to the protocol/policy.
Kind regards,

টিটো দত্ত/User:Titodutta
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