[Foundation-l] Official Election Notice

Philippe Beaudette philippebeaudette at gmail.com
Sat Apr 26 22:02:19 UTC 2008

The 2008 Board election committee announces the 2008 election process. Wikimedians will have the opportunity to elect one candidate from the Wikimedia community to serve as a representative on the Board of Trustees. The successful candidate will serve a one-year term, ending in July 2009.

Candidates may nominate themselves for election between May 8 and May 22, and the voting will occur between 1 June and 21 June. For more information on the voting and candidate requirements, see http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Board_elections/2008.

The voting system to be used in this election has not yet been confirmed, however voting will be by secret ballot, and confidentiality will be strictly maintained. 

Votes will again be cast and counted on a server owned by an independent, neutral third party, Software in the Public Interest (SPI). SPI will hold cryptographic keys and be responsible for tallying the votes and providing final vote counts to the Election Committee. SPI provided excellent help during the 2007 elections.

Further information can be found at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Board_elections/2008/en. Questions may be directed to the Election Committee at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Board_elections/2008/en. If you are interested in translating official election pages into your own language, please see http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Board_elections/2008/Translation.
For the election committee,
Philippe Beaudette 

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