2022 Board of Trustees election Community Voting period

Hi everyone,

The Community Voting period for the 2022 Board of Trustees election is now open. Here are some helpful links to get you the information you need to vote:

If you are ready to vote, you may go to SecurePoll voting page to vote now. You may vote from August 23 at 00:00 UTC to September 6 at 23:59 UTC. To see about your voter eligibility, please visit the voter eligibility page.


Movement Strategy and Governance

This message was sent on behalf of the Board Selection Task Force and the Elections Committee


Campaign videos are another useful source for voters to get more information about the candidates’ positions on questions and issues that are important and relevant to the entire Movement.

Candidates had up to 3 minutes to respond to 6 questions proposed and selected by the community in July 2022.
The videos were edited so that all candidates answer each question in a single video. Candidates have answered questions in an alphabetical rotating order so each candidate is first in one video.


Are you up to an experiment?
See daily updated voting stats here: Wikimedia Foundation elections/2022/Stats - Meta
To view these data in real time, click here: List votes: Wikimedia Foundation Board Elections 2022 - Wikimedia Vote Wiki


Anyone else gets excited about participation metrics during voting periods? :sweat_smile: I confess I do! Any commentary here is personal and casual, stats chit-chat. If you also like metrics, join the conversation!

Ok, so (again based on unofficial data), after two days of vote we seem to have 40 more votes than last year’s election, which had the highest turnaround at the time. The question is, will this be the beginning of a path to a new record of participation, or is this just a matter of having more people voting quickly in the first days? We’ll see… :slight_smile:


The first of two mass mailings has been sent in the past hours, and now there are more than 2000 votes. Let’s see how the number of votes compare to the 2021 election next Monday, after the dust of this mass mailing settles.

By then it should be also possible to see which wikis have the lowest relative participation, which might be useful for focused promotion on those communities.

Looking at the statistics right now…

Projects with 10 to 99 eligible voters;

Projects with 100 to 999 eligible voters:

Projects with 1000 eligible voters or more:

How is your wiki project doing?


That’s awesome! @Qgil-WMF thank you for this stats.

What statistics would you like to see? Also, if you are curious about data specific to your project, just ask The team at the Foundation supporting the elections LOVES data. :slight_smile:

Here we can see some projects that are currently underrepresented in this election.

Most underrepresented Eligible Voters % of voters - % of electorate
ja.wikipedia.org 3406 51 -3.234%
ru.wikipedia.org 2882 93 -0.971%
it.wikipedia.org 2030 62 -0.808%
zh.wikipedia.org 2301 76 -0.713%
ko.wikipedia.org 526 5 -0.601%
www.wikidata.org 713 20 -0.347%
hu.wikipedia.org 435 9 -0.325%
hy.wikipedia.org 177 2 -0.191%
en.wiktionary.org 263 6 -0.177%
vi.wikipedia.org 390 12 -0.152%
Largest electorates with no votes Eligible Voters Language
ms.wikipedia.org 52 0 Malay
de.wiktionary.org 36 0 German
it.wikisource.org 28 0 Italian
be-x-old.wikipedia.org 25 0 Belarusian (Taraškievica)
kk.wikipedia.org 25 0 Kazakh
as.wikipedia.org 24 0 Assamese
ba.wikipedia.org 23 0 Bashkir
cs.wiktionary.org 17 0 Czech
tt.wikipedia.org 17 0 Tatar
lb.wikipedia.org 16 0 Luxembourgish
Largest electorates with 1 vote only Eligible Voters Language
eu.wikipedia.org 82 1 Basque
gl.wikipedia.org 62 1 Galician
sl.wikipedia.org 59 1 Slovenian
eo.wikipedia.org 57 1 Esperanto
uz.wikipedia.org 56 1 Uzbek
be.wikipedia.org 40 1 Belarusian
hi.wikipedia.org 37 1 Hindi
en.wikiquote.org 36 1 English
ru.wiktionary.org 33 1 Russian
sq.wikipedia.org 27 1 Albanian

The 2022 Board of Trustees election Community Voting is about to close


The Community Voting period of the 2022 Board of Trustees election started on August 23, 2022, and will close on September 6, 2022 23:59 UTC. There’s still a chance to participate in this election. If you did not vote, please visit the SecurePoll voting page to vote now. To see about your voter eligibility, please visit the voter eligibility page. If you need help in making your decision, here are some helpful links:


Movement Strategy and Governance

Mahuton (WMF)


Thank you for asking! Wikipedia in Japanese data:

Most underrepresented Eligible Voters % of voters - % of electorate
ja.wikipedia.org 3406 65 -3.291%
ru.wikipedia.org 2882 121 -1.009%
zh.wikipedia.org 2301 96 -0.822%
ko.wikipedia.org 526 6 -0.617%
it.wikipedia.org 2030 94 -0.475%
www.wikidata.org 713 26 -0.355%
hu.wikipedia.org 435 15 -0.240%
vi.wikipedia.org 390 13 -0.227%
hy.wikipedia.org 177 3 -0.181%
sv.wikipedia.org 496 21 -0.169%
Lowest turnout (at least 100 eligible) Eligible Voters Turnout %
ko.wikipedia.org 526 6 1.141%
hy.wikipedia.org 177 3 1.695%
ja.wikipedia.org 3406 65 1.908%
da.wikipedia.org 143 3 2.098%
et.wikipedia.org 104 3 2.885%
no.wikipedia.org 229 7 3.057%
vi.wikipedia.org 390 13 3.333%
hu.wikipedia.org 435 15 3.448%
www.wikidata.org 713 26 3.647%
en.wiktionary.org 263 10 3.802%

Compared to a few days ago (see above) the number of votes has increased, but the % of votes compared with the rest has slightly decreased.

EDIT: @Omotecho HOWEVER, last year after 8 days of voting, Wikipedia in Japanese had 33 votes and now you have 65. This is a big improvement! On the other hand, the curve of votes last year was very interesting, and after an impressive final sprint the number of votes was 175 in the end. How will this compare with the results this year? (Gosh, why is it that Japanese stories are always interesting until the last minute?) :sweat_smile:


The videos of candidates’ responses to community questions are also on Youtube, with auto-translation available:


Hahaha, you hit the bull’s eye, yes, we have a saying “you pull up your heavy bottom” or “raise the mikoshi”; {{lang|ja|重い腰をあげる}} aka {{lang|ja|御輿をあげる}} in old saying, finally stand up and do what you feel obliged to. Mikoshi is a portable shrine for a festival, and not all people are allowed to join the pack of carriers, the selected ones.
Then why an avalanche of voters come running to cast theirs, at the last minute (?_?)
I am not sure if it applies here as long as election matters. Maybe the sensitivity against social pressure is so high tuned in our society-in-general, which is then mirrored to onwiki activities.

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Added coment here on jawp/VillagePump , summed up how I used Election Compass, Videos are now with captions in ja and you change settings.
Oops, seems that I should not change archived thread? Then where should I move my post to, on VillagePump/ja? Hint me please, thank you.


We have reached another important milestone!
More than 4,000 members of Wikimedia’s diverse communities have voted by Thursday evening (UTC) in the 2022 Board of Trustees election.

The polls will close on September 6 at 23:59 UTC.


That’s awesome! @Qgil-WMF thank you for this stats.

More than 5000 votes!

This is the final sprint! 32 hours left. Will more people vote this year than in 2021? You can follow the hourly stats at https://vote-tracker.toolforge.org/



コミュニティの声が届くことを、願っています。 :grinning:


@温厚知新さん、動画の題名をつけてくださり、ありがとうございました。私も即時集計ページをお知らせページに書きました。 vote-tracker.toolforge.org is now shared on w:ja:Annoucement {{lang-ja|お知らせ}}.


Will we reach the 6000 votes?
Let’s continue the outreach in our communities.

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Some data, in case it helps for this final sprint:

Projects with the potential to play the “We are underrepresented!” card today:

Most underrepresented Eligible Voters % of voters - % of electorate
ja.wikipedia.org 3621 93 -3.684%
en.wikipedia.org 23817 1819 -2.495%
zh.wikipedia.org 2375 143 -0.940%
ru.wikipedia.org 2948 193 -0.888%
ko.wikipedia.org 542 15 -0.532%
pt.wikipedia.org 1138 71 -0.406%
www.wikidata.org 762 43 -0.353%
vi.wikipedia.org 399 22 -0.194%
sv.wikipedia.org 505 31 -0.189%
hu.wikipedia.org 439 26 -0.182%

Projects that last year had significantly more voters, and maybe some of them can be reached out today:

Biggest decrease in turnout (50+ eligible) 2021 turnout 2022 turnout Change
ca.wikipedia.org 36.337% 13.030% -23.31
ta.wikipedia.org 25.243% 7.576% -17.67
uk.wikipedia.org 22.434% 9.206% -13.23
ml.wikipedia.org 25.490% 13.559% -11.93
eu.wikipedia.org 12.987% 2.381% -10.61
cs.wikipedia.org 19.355% 9.550% -9.81
mk.wikipedia.org 14.894% 5.769% -9.12
ms.wikipedia.org 10.870% 1.754% -9.12
sl.wikipedia.org 12.329% 3.279% -9.05
meta.wikimedia.org 22.787% 13.776% -9.01