Wikimedia Foundation elections/Board elections/2004

This page introduced the 2004 elections for the Board of Trustees (see other board elections), concerning the positions of "Contributing Active Member Representative" and "Volunteer User Representative". The elections were held 30 May–12 June 2004, and selected Angela Beesley (Angela) and Florence Nibart-Devouard (Anthere). The votes were cast through the undocumented BoardVote extension, which allowed users to vote using their established account on a local wiki depending on the number of edits they made and the age of their account.
2004 board elections

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Hello Everyone,

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 that of 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 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 vote for the Contributing Active Member Representative and the Volunteer User Representative. The election is run using Approval voting. Each voter will be allowed to vote for as many of the candidates as they see fit for each position. The candidate with the most votes for each position, will be declared the winner. In the event of a tie, a run off election will be announced.

If you wish to stand you should 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 two weeks 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,



Co-Chairs, Wikimedia Election Committee