Wikimedia Foundation elections/2021/Election Volunteers/Messages and Templates

2021 Election Volunteers
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Here are templates the facilitation team drafted for Elections Volunteers to use.

Election Volunteers can write their own messages or modify these messages. You know your community best and should write the message that fits your community.

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Templates edit

Election Volunteer Introduction edit

Hi there, <Insert Wiki Community Name>. I am an Election Volunteer for the 2021 Board of Trustees election.

I want to tell you the 2021 Board of Trustees election is coming soon and as an Election Volunteer, my role is to ensure the <COMMUNITY NAME> is fully aware of the Board of Trustees election.

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees oversees the Wikimedia Foundation's operations. Community trustees and appointed trustees make up the Board of Trustees. Each trustee serves a three year term. The Wikimedia community has the opportunity to vote for community trustees.

See the complete timeline for the Board of Trustees election.

Wikimedia contributors will vote to fill four seats on the Board in 2021. This is an opportunity to improve the representation, diversity, and expertise of the Board as a team. Community candidates are needed to run in this election.

If you are not interested in running as a candidate, you may still participate by voting in this election. Let’s increase the number of voters participating in this election from our community.

Please reach out with questions.

Social Media posts edit

This section contains examples of social media messages. Please adapt them to fit your community's needs.

General edit

  • Last election, only about % of voters participated from our community. Let’s encourage more people to vote in this election.
  • Do you want to host a chat about the upcoming Wikimedia Foundation Board elections? Let me know and I can help!

Call for Candidates edit

  • The Board of Trustees wants to become more diverse. Can you help expand the Board’s diversity? Maybe you should be a candidate.
  • The Board has these skills <link to come>. What can you bring to the Board? Maybe you should be a candidate.

Voting edit

  • Do you know if you are eligible to vote in this year's Board of Trustees election? Find out more.