Wikimedia Foundation elections/2021/Election Volunteers/Communication Guide
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This page has the communication information for Election Volunteers during the 2021 Board of Trustees election.
Best Practices and Tips
- Be welcoming and friendly. People will have questions about the election process and are glad you are sharing the information.
- Some people might have feedback and that’s ok. Feel free to pass this along to the facilitation team. Do not feel you must solve situations that arise. That is why we are here.
- Write simply. This makes messages accessible for many people. Example: Use “The cat ran up the tree.” instead of “The fluffy orange cat darted quickly up the huge tree.”
- Ask for support. If you need support, please ask. If you need to take a break from the Election Volunteer role, just let us know.
Here is the estimated timeline of the messages the Board Election facilitators will be sending out. These dates may change. The table will be updated if dates change.
The messages will be drafted and approved by the Board Election facilitation team. The messages will be shared with Election Volunteers as soon as they are available. The Election Volunteers can update the messages to make them more accessible to their communities as long as the core information remains the same.
|April 23 (DONE)||Announcement||Board Resolution||
|April 29 (DONE)||Announcement||Election Volunteer Call||
|May 21||Update||Election Volunteer Introductions||
|June 1||Announcement||Candidate Resources||
|June 9||Announcement||Call for Candidates||
|June 15||Update||Resources for understanding the Board of Trustees||
|August 17||Announcement||Voting Opens Aug 18 & Voting instructions||
|August 31||Update||Voting Closes & Thank you||
|September 2021||Announcement||Meet the New Board Trustees||