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2021 Board Elections
Main Page
Call for Candidates
Candidates
Results
Discussions
FAQ
Organization
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The 2021 Board of Trustees elections are 4 August 2021 to 17 August 2021. Members of the Wikimedia community have the opportunity to elect four candidates to a three-year term. The Call for Candidates opened on 9 June 2021.


The specific details about the upcoming election will be decided by the Elections Committee. This timeline will be updated once that information is available.

Board of Trustees election timeline

The Board election facilitators created a graphic of the timeline. This can be used to share information about the election.The graphic is available in more languages.

Voting information

Single transferrable vote will be used as the voting method. Additional details on voter eligibility and instructions for the voting tool will be announced soon.

Information for candidates

The 2021 Board of Trustees elections are held 4 August 2021 to 17 August 2021. Members of the Wikimedia community have the opportunity to elect four candidates to a three-year term. The Call for Candidates opened on 9 June 2021.

Outreach

Voter turnout in prior elections was about 10% globally. It was better in communities with volunteer election support. Some of those communities reached over 20% voter turnout.

Election Volunteers

Do you want to help improve voter numbers in your community? You don’t need to have experience in elections. Election Volunteers can help promote the Board election in their community. Volunteers from all Wiki Projects are welcome! The aim is to have at least one Election Volunteer for Wiki Projects in the top 30 for eligible voters. Help form a more diverse and better performing Board of Trustees by getting your community involved in the election!

Conversations

There are many conversations happening around the world about the Board of Trustees selection. Come join the conversations!

Telegram Board Selection chat
The Board election facilitation team will share announcements and updates here.
Election Volunteers from South Asia
Primarily to coordinate Election Volunteers for South Asian communities, but anyone is welcome to join to contribute or just observe.
Add link here so others may join the conversation

Team

Elections Committee
AbhiSuryawanshi
Carlojoseph14
HakanIST
KTC
Mardetanha
Masssly
Matanya
ProtoplasmaKid
Ruslik0
Facilitation team
Quim Gil- Coordination
Jackie Koerner- Facilitation for English language and Meta-Wiki
Denis Barthel- Facilitation for German language and North and Western Europe affiliates
Mahuton Possoupe- Facilitation for French language
Vanj Padilla- Facilitation for East, South-East Asia and Pacific region
Krishna C. Velaga- Facilitation for South Asia region
Ravan Al-Taie- Facilitation for Middle East and North Africa region
Mehman Ibragimov- Facilitation for Central and Eastern Europe region
Zita Zage- Facilitation for Sub-Saharan Africa region
Oscar Costero- Facilitation for Latin America region
Mohammed Bachounda- Facilitation support for French language and MENA region

Background

The Board of Trustees elections were due in 2020 to elect three of the Community trustees seats. In April 2020, the Board announced that the voting process was being postponed. The Board of Trustees announced in April 2021 the plan for the 2021 Board elections. The Board is seeking to increase diversity and participation in Board elections.

The Board has expanded to 16 seats to better cover the increasing work and areas of expertise required to steer the Wikimedia Foundation. This expansion was based in part on recommendations from an external governance review.

  • 3 new Community- and Affiliate-selected seats
  • 3 new Board-selected seats

Four seats will be up for selection in 2021, the three due for renewal and a fourth from the approved Board expansion. The two other new community-and-affiliate seats approved will be selected during 2022, together with the two affiliate seats that will be due (four in total).