|2008 Board elections|
The 2008 elections to the Board of Trustees were held between June 1st and June 21st 2008. Members of the Wikimedia community had the opportunity to elect one candidate to a one-year term which will expire in July 2009. The Board of Trustees is the ultimate governing authority of the Wikimedia Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered in the state of Florida of the United States. The Wikimedia Foundation manages many diverse projects such as Wikipedia and Commons.
The elections were held securely on Software in the Public Interest's servers. Votes were secret and were only visible to the select few persons who audited and tallied the election. Voters submitted ranked preferences by numbering candidates. The votes were tallied using the Schulze method to rank candidates based on the number of voters who prefer that candidate over other candidates.