Talk:Wikimedia Foundation elections/2020

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Board minutes[edit]

Can we please get the Board meeting minutes for the past year published in time for the Call for Candidates? There are several issues over the past year on which the minutes likely shed light. EllenCT (talk) 10:56, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

Agreed. These should have been posted weeks ago. Symmachus Auxiliarus (talk) 06:47, 5 April 2020 (UTC)


(Pinging the elections committee: @AbhiSuryawanshi, Carlojoseph14, HakanIST, KTC, Mardetanha, Masssly, Matanya, ProtoplasmaKid, and Ruslik0:)

I think a decision on whether to postpone the 2020 board elections needs to be made pretty much now. By this point in the last board election, the call for candidates had already launched, and candidate presentations and questions were invited.

I think there's a case to be made for a delay of a couple months. Many people don't have time for an election right now.

Normally, the schedule would be constrained by the fact that the election needs to happen early enough for the events at Wikimania, but that's cancelled this year, and strictly speaking the last election's appointments last "until September 1, 2020 or until the Board appoints a replacement for that seat, whichever comes first", so as long as the delay isn't more than three months, there's still time to have a delayed election and not have a gap between terms. --Yair rand (talk) 17:13, 7 April 2020 (UTC)