Stewards/Elections 2013

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The following discussion is closed: This election is closed and these pages are an archive of that event.
Stewards (2013 Elections) Guidelines
*New stewards are elected roughly once per year. Stewards perform technical tasks on all Wikimedia wikis based on community consensus and on the Steward policy: changing user access, viewing user information in cases of abuse, and so on (see details).
  • For more information on voting, translating, or being a candidate, read the guidelines. You can automatically check your eligibility to vote.
  • Candidate submissions are open from 15 January 2013, 00:00 until 28 January 2013, 23:59 (UTC). Questions to the candidates can be submitted until the election concludes.
  • The voting will begin on 8 February 2013, 00:00 and end 27 February 2013, 23:59 (UTC). Candidates must meet the criteria and obtain at least 30 votes in favor with an 80% support ratio. You can track the results with collected statistics.
  • The confirmation process of the current stewards is being held in parallel.


Candidate Pictogram voting support.svg Yes Pictogram voting oppose.svg No Pictogram voting neutral.svg Neutral Questions Result
Amqui Yes No Neutral Questions elected
Arbitrarily0 Yes No Neutral Questions not elected
Bletilla Yes No Neutral Questions not elected
BRUTE Yes No Neutral Questions elected
Cekli829 Yes No Neutral Questions not elected
Ezarate Yes No Neutral Questions not elected
Jon Harald Søby Yes No Neutral Questions elected
Mathonius Yes No Neutral Questions elected
MF-Warburg Yes No Neutral Questions elected
QuiteUnusual Yes No Neutral Questions elected


The following candidates have withdrawn their candidacy:

  • none


The following candidates do not meet the requirements outlined in the guidelines and were disqualified.

Candidate Result
Кадыров, Элдос disqualified

Election Committee[edit]

Stewards organize the elections themselves, with input from the Foundation's Director of Community Advocacy, Philippe Beaudette. The Board of Trustees decided in 2009 that they will abstain from confirming the result of new elections. Therefore, stewards decided to create an election committee consisting of volunteers for the following tasks:

  • Closing the 2013 steward elections;
  • Certifying the outcome of the elections, after all votes cast in all candidatures were verified for eligibility;
  • Appointing the elected candidates;
  • Closing the 2013 steward confirmations;
  • After the steward discussion, weighing consensus by community and stewards, and so decide whether to confirm them or not.

To help out with co-ordination of the 2013 steward elections, please see the coordination page.
If you require any help, feel free to ask in #wikimedia-stewards-electionsconnect or on the talk page.


Results: The following candidates were appointed as stewards:

  1. Amqui (talkcontribs)
  2. BRUTE (talkcontribs)
  3. Jon Harald Søby (talkcontribs)
  4. Mathonius (talkcontribs)
  5. MF-Warburg (talkcontribs)
  6. QuiteUnusual (talkcontribs)

See also[edit]