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The election ended 12 June 2011. No more votes will be accepted.
The results were announced on 17 June 2011.

The 2011 Board Election Committee manages the details of the election organization within the capacity delegated to them by the Board of Trustees, subject to Board overview, and may give recommendations to the Board about the elections.


The Committee consists of members appointed by the Board of Trustees to organize the 2011 Wikimedia Board of Trustees election. Committee members must be editors of one or more Wikimedia projects, cannot be on the Board of Trustees or candidates in the election, and cannot vote in the election.

The committee consists of the following five volunteer members:

Name Languages Location (time zone)
Abbas Mahmoud sw, en-3 Nairobi, Kenya (UTC+3)
Jon Harald Søby nb, en-3, sv-3, de-2, da-2, es-1, eo-1, ro-1, sw-1 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (UTC+3)
"Mardetanha" fa, az, en-3, tr-2, ar-1, mzn-1, glk-1, bqi-1, tk-1, crh-1 Zanjan, Iran (UTC+3:30)
"Matanya" he, en Israel (UTC+2)
Ryan Lomonaco en Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA (UTC-4)


The Committee is responsible for planning and maintaining virtually every aspect of the Board election. For example, the Committee plans the type of voting, suffrage criteria, and criteria for candidacy, drafts and organizes all of the official election pages on Meta, verifies that candidates and voters meet the criteria, audits votes to ensure there are no duplicate votes or other problems, et cetera.