*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).
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.
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.