Wikimedia Foundation elections committee

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WMF Elections Committee

Current committee
Past committees

The Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee oversees, on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation and the Wikimedia community, elections to the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees or Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) by the community.


The Elections Committee has oversight of the following elections:


Members and advisors serve terms of two years and are appointed by the Board Governance Committee, in consultation with sitting members of the Committee and their advisors.

Current members[edit]

As of July 2016, the committee consists of six community volunteers who are the founding members with advisers from the Wikimedia Foundation. In the near future, the committee will decide on the necessary number of members and advisers and on a process for expanding its membership.

Name Languages Location (time zone)
Ajraddatz en-N, fr-1 Canada (UTC-8)
Atropine it-N, en-3, es-2, fr-1 Italy (UTC+1)
KTC, Chair en-N, yue-N London, England (UTC+1)
Mardetanha az-N, fa-N, en-3, tr-2, ar-1, bqi-1, crh-1, glk-1, mzn-1, tk-1 Zanjan, Iran (UTC+4:30)
Philippe en-N, fr-2 California, United States (UTC-8)
Ruslik0 en-3, ru-5 Moscow, Russia (UTC+3)
Board liaison
Dariusz Jemielniak
James Alexander, Wikimedia Foundation Community Engagement
Stephen LaPorte, Wikimedia Foundation Legal


Prior to 2016, each community election for the Board and FDC resulted in the creation of a temporary elections committee. On 7 November 2015, the Board of Trustees approved the formation of a standing elections committee. The founding members of the standing committee were announced on 20 July 2016.

Past elections committees[edit]

See also[edit]