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Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee

Current committee
Past committees

The Wikimedia Foundation elections committee oversees, on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation and the Wikimedia community, elections to the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees or Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) by the community.


The elections committee has oversight of the following elections:


Members and advisors serve terms of two years and are appointed by the Board Governance Committee, in consultation with sitting members of the Committee and their advisors.

Current members[edit]

As of April 2017, the committee consists of eight community volunteers with advisers from the Wikimedia Foundation.

Name Languages Location (time zone)
Ajraddatz[1] en-N, fr-1 Canada (UTC-8)
Atropine[1] it-N, en-3, es-2, fr-1 Italy (UTC+1)
KTC[1], Chair en-N, yue-N London, England (UTC+1)
Mardetanha[1] az-N, fa-N, en-3, tr-2, ar-1, bqi-1, crh-1, glk-1, mzn-1, tk-1 Zanjan, Iran (UTC+4:30)
Philippe[1] en-N, fr-2 California, United States (UTC-8)
Ruslik0[1] en-3, ru-5 Moscow, Russia (UTC+3)
Masssly[2] en-3, ha-2, ak-1, dag-N Accra, Ghana (UTC±0)
Matanya[2] en, he Israel (UTC+2)
Board liaison
Nataliia Tymkiv

At least two staff members are appointed by the Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director to support the committee and additional advisors (staff or volunteer) can be appointed by the election committee depending on their needs with the support of the Board Governance Committee.

James Alexander, Wikimedia Foundation Community Engagement
Stephen LaPorte, Wikimedia Foundation Legal

Joe Sutherland, Wikimedia Foundation Community Engagement
Greg Varnum, Wikimedia Foundation Communications
Tim Moritz Hector, an observer and Board Governance Committee liaison


Prior to 2016, each community election for the Board and FDC resulted in the creation of a temporary elections committee. On 7 November 2015, the Board of Trustees approved the formation of a standing elections committee. The founding members of the standing committee were announced on 20 July 2016.

Past elections committees[edit]


  1. a b c d e f New Elections Committee
  2. a b Updates regarding the Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee

See also[edit]