Stewards/Elections 2020

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Voting is now open for eligible candidates and it will remain open till 28 February 2020, 13:59 (UTC).

Stewards (2020 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 Stewards 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 2020, 00:00 (UTC) until 28 January 2020, 23:59 (UTC). Questions to the candidates can be submitted until the election concludes.
  • The voting begins on 08 February 2020, 14:00 (UTC) and ends on 28 February 2020, 13:59 (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.



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Pictogram voting neutral.svg


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Bencemac Yes No Neutral Questions
Bletilla Yes No Neutral Questions
BRPever Yes No Neutral Questions
Fitindia Yes No Neutral Questions
Jfblanc Yes No Neutral Questions
Krd Yes No Neutral Questions
Lionel Scheepmans Yes No Neutral Questions
Lofty abyss Yes No Neutral Questions
Martin Urbanec Yes No Neutral Questions
MusikAnimal Yes No Neutral Questions
~riley Yes No Neutral Questions
Sakretsu Yes No Neutral Questions
Sotiale Yes No Neutral Questions
Tks4Fish Yes No Neutral Questions
Confirmation of current stewards


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



SNN95 disqualified

Election Committee

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.


To help out with the organisation of the 2020 steward elections, please see the coordination page.
If you require any help, feel free to ask in #wikimedia-stewards-elections-chatconnect or on the talk page. There is a recent changes feed for tracking on IRC at #wikimedia-stewards-electionsconnect.

See also