Please translate into your language and post prominently for all users to see:
Elections for the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation are around the corner. We are preparing to vote for the representatives who will speak for the many Wikimedia contributors who work so hard to make this the thriving community that it is. The Board is entrusted with the ultimate decision making for the Wikimedia Foundation. Its role is not website governance. For more information about the Wikimedia Foundation and the role of its Board of Trustees, see here 1.
We are voting for two positions: Contributing Active Member Representative, and Volunteer User Representative. In order to vote for either of these positions you must have been with one of the Wikimedia projects for at least three months. In future elections, only Contributing Active Members (dues-paying members of the Wikimedia Foundation) will be able to vote for the Contributing Active Member Representative post, but for this first election it will be open to all Wikimedia contributors.
All voters will have two votes, one for the Contributing Active Member Representative and one for the Volunteer User Representative. The election is run as First Past the Post, that is, the candidate with the most votes will be declared the winner.
In the event of a tie, a run-off election will be held.
If you wish to stand for election, please fill in an entry for yourself at 2.
Candidates have until the end of Friday, 29th May 2004 to present themselves. The elections will start on Saturday, 30th May 2004 and last one week from that time ending Saturday, 12th June 2004 at midnight GMT, following which the final count will be announced.
More information is forthcoming. Please look here 3 for details.
One final note: If you speak another language, please translate this note and post it to the respective Wikipedias, Wikimedias, Wiktionaries, WikiBooks, WikiSources, WikiQuotes in those languages. Once you have done so, please notify us here 4. Be warned, however, that we may call on you again to help coordinate the election in those languages and relay additional information to those projects.
This page is protected. Please address all comments to here 5.
Finally, we would like to wish all of the candidates the best of luck in the election,
Imran in English
Danny in English
Co-Chairs, Wikimedia Election Committee