Stewards/Elections 2017

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The following discussion is closed: This election is closed and these pages are an archive of that event.
  • New stewards are elected roughly once per year. Stewards perform technical tasks on all Wikimedia wikis based on community consensus and on the Stewards policy: changing user access, viewing user information in cases of abuse, and so on (see details).
  • For more information on voting, translating, or being a candidate, read the guidelines. You can automatically check your eligibility to vote.
  • Candidate submissions are open from 15 January 2017, 00:00 (UTC) until 28 January 2017, 23:59 (UTC). Questions to the candidates can be submitted until the election concludes.
  • The voting begins on 08 February 2017, 14:00 (UTC) and ends on 28 February 2017, 13:59 (UTC). Candidates must meet the criteria and obtain at least 30 votes in favor with an 80% support ratio. You can track the results with collected statistics.
  • The confirmation process of the current stewards is being held in parallel.












Cekli829 Yes No Neutral Questions Not elected
Defender Yes No Neutral Questions Elected
Ellywa Yes No Neutral Questions Not elected
HakanIST Yes No Neutral Questions Elected
Hindustanilanguage Yes No Neutral Questions Not elected
Matiia Yes No Neutral Questions Elected
Sjoerddebruin Yes No Neutral Questions Elected
Confirmation of current stewards


The following candidates do not meet the requirements outlined in the guidelines and were disqualified:



Mogoeilor Disqualified
Ramesh S.Bohara Disqualified

Election Committee

Stewards organise the elections themselves. The Board of Trustees decided in 2009 that they will abstain from confirming the result of new elections. Therefore, stewards create an election committee for every election consisting of volunteers for the following tasks:

  • Closing the steward elections;
  • Certifying the outcome of the elections, after all votes cast in all candidatures were verified for eligibility;
  • Appointing the elected candidates;
  • Closing the steward confirmations;
  • After the steward confirmation, weighing consensus by community and stewards, and then decide whether to confirm them or not.


You can contact the Election Committee by emailing stewards-elections

To help out with the organisation of the 2017 steward elections, please see the coordination page.
If you require any help, feel free to ask in #wikimedia-stewards-elections-chatconnect or on the talk page. There is a recent changes feed for tracking on IRC at #wikimedia-stewards-electionsconnect.


Results: The following candidates were elected as stewards:

  1. Defender (talk · contribs)
  2. HakanIST (talk · contribs)
  3. Matiia (talk · contribs)
  4. Sjoerddebruin (talk · contribs)

See also