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SPI hosts Wikimedia Foundation Board Elections

Last modified 2007-06-27 22:49 by Neil McGovern

The Wikimedia Foundation will be conducting its Board of Trustees elections from June 28 until July 7, 2007 (UTC) in cooperation with Software in the Public Interest, Inc.

SPI has agreed to host the Wikimedia Board Election voting and also will be responsible for auditing the tally as a third party so as to ensure the neutrality of the forthcoming election. Michael Schultheiss, SPI Vice-President, will be responsible for server administration and the tally.

Editors from any Wikimedia project are eligible to vote provided that they have been a contributor to at least one Wikimedia project for three months prior to June 1, 2007 (as indicated by the date of the user's first edit), and must have completed at least 400 edits with the same account on the same project by June 1, 2007.

Biographies of each candidate are available in many languages. To view a biography of each candidate in English, visit: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Board_elections/2007/Candidates/en . Other language versions are also accessible from that page. Three successful candidates will be elected to the Board of Trustees for two-year terms, expiring in June 2009.

To cast your vote, visit the Wikimedia project on which you are active, sign on and follow the instructions at the top of each page. If the instructions do not appear, please contact an administrator on that Wikimedia project and ask for assistance.

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