Resolution about the upcoming Board elections

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees met last week to decide on a plan for the 2021 Board elections. The Board Governance Committee created this proposal, based on the Call for Feedback about Community Board Seats. Please check the related announcement for details.

The Board wants to thank the more than 800 volunteers that participated in the Call for Feedback in one way or another. There were almost a hundred conversations in multiple languages and in multiple regions. There was additional discussion on Meta, Telegram, and other channels used by local communities. Three new ideas were presented by volunteers during the Call. It has been very difficult to decide on every open question considering the quantity and diversity of opinions received. We hope this resolution feels sensible to everybody.

In the upcoming days, the Board elections facilitation team will share their ideas to support candidates and voters. Let’s work together on elections with high and very diverse participation!