Stewards organise the elections themselves. The Board of Trustees decided in 2009 that they will abstain from confirming the result of new elections. Therefore, stewards create an election committee for every election consisting of volunteers for the following tasks:
Closing the 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 steward confirmations;
After the steward confirmation, weighing consensus by community and stewards, and then decide whether to confirm them or not.