[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Election results

Philippe Beaudette philippe at wikimedia.org
Tue Jun 25 08:13:01 UTC 2013

Hi folks,

I'm forwarding this message, written by Risker, for the election committee.


The 2013 Wikimedia Board Election Committee has announced the results of
the 2013 Board Elections today for the three elected Wikimedia Foundation
Board of Trustees positions. For the first time, the election also included
seats for the Funds Dissemination Committee and for the FDC Ombudperson.
These results were certified by the Board of Trustees.

The successful candidates are:

*For the Board of Trustees:*

Samuel Klein (Sj)

Phoebe Ayers (phoebe)

María Sefidari (Raystorm)

*For the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC):*

Delphine Ménard (notafish)

Cristian Consonni (CristianCantoro)

*For the FDC Ombudperson:*

Susana Morais (Lusitana)

The Election Committee certifies that the election was fairly executed and
there is no reason to doubt the results. There were 1927 entries into the
voter log. Of these, there were 13 struck votes (all of which were test
votes); 105 “greyed-out” or cancelled votes resulting from users submitting
a subsequent ballot; and 1809 valid votes. Additional, more detailed
statistical analysis will be available in the coming days and weeks.

The addition of the FDC and FDC Ombudperson has added several layers of
complexity to the election process for candidates, voters, Engineering
staff and the Election Committee. Several issues relating to the use of the
SecurePoll extension were identified, although none related to the security
of votes or reliability of results. The start of the voting period was
delayed by one week as the Committee could not verify that voter lists and
voting software were ready and functional on the scheduled starting date.

All levels of the community, including the Board, the candidates, the
voters, WMF staff and the Election Committee, are encouraged to participate
in thepost mortem discussion of the election process (at

The Election Committee extends its thanks to Sam Reed, Philippe Beaudette,
and James Alexander for their invaluable contributions and assistance.

*Risker, 2013 Wikimedia Board Election Committee*
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