2022 Board of Trustees election Community Voting period

Updated -24 hrs due hours at [ VillagePump/ja] at jawp: 5955 was the tally. Congrats!

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Here is a message from the Elections Committee:

Thank you to all who participated in the 2022 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election! Voting closed September 6 at 23:59. The official data, including the two most voted candidates, will be announced on or after September 21st. Please note these will be preliminary results. The official announcement of the new trustees will happen later, once the candidates have been approved and appointed by the Board.

5,955 community members from 194 wiki projects have voted. This makes 8.8% global participation. In 2021, 6,946 people from 216 wiki projects cast their vote. A full analysis is planned to be published when the results are announced. In the meantime, you can check the data produced during the election.

Diversity was an important goal with these elections. Messages about the Board of Trustees election were translated into about 40 languages thanks to election volunteers and community members.


The Elections Committee


During the election process, statistical information were be posted on the Meta page. The Movement Strategy and Governance team has shared additional statistics after the voting period concluded.

Among the available stats, there are:

  • Total voter number compared to 2015, 2017 and 2021 elections;
  • Votes by period compared to 2015, 2017 and 2021 elections;
  • Running difference in the number of votes between the 2022 and 2021 elections.

The data can be accessed on Meta-wiki


Wikimedia Foundation elections/2022/Stats#Additional data is now live! :tada:

In this article, you can find extended eligibility statistics for the 2022 Board of Trustees election Community Voting period. This data set differentiates between three different categories of voters:

  • β€œhome wiki voters”: voters whose home wiki value is set to this project
  • β€œ+most edited voters”: additional voters where this project was their most edited project as of 5 July 2022
  • β€œ+qualifying voters”: additional voters who had 20 edits at this project between 5 January 2022 and 5 July 2022

The data has been sourced and prepared by the Movement Strategy and Governance team.

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Hi all!

This year’s board elections ended with lower global voter participation than in 2021. To learn more and to understand better why that is, available data of the elections in 2021 and 2022 have been explored, leading to some conclusions.

Read more about it here: Thoughts on the reduced turnout in the 2022 WMF board elections

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