Affiliate questions selected for the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election 2022

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During the 2022 Board of Trustees election, Affiliate Organization Representatives had the opportunity to propose questions for candidates to answer.

Below you have the 15 questions proposed and selected by affiliates, sorted by the number of votes each received. They remain closed to comments until Friday, June 24 18:00 UTC, when the candidates can start posting their replies.

You can check the rest of the questions at Affiliate questions proposed and not selected for the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election 2022.

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Process

Affiliate Representatives upvoted the questions to select the 15 questions candidates would answer. They proposed and upvoted questions in a private category of the Movement Strategy Forum, based on the open-source platform Discourse. Messages can be automatically translated by users into their preferred language using this platform.

Affiliate Representatives and candidates were offered alternative options to using the Forum. The Affiliate Representatives and candidates could email their questions and answers to be posted on the Forum on their behalf. The questions were emailed directly to the candidates and are posted here. Candidates can post answers on the Movement Strategy Forum and/or Meta-wiki. Answers from all candidates will be synced in both places.

Questions were made available on June 18 for candidates. Candidates have time to work privately on their answers until June 24 at 18:00 UTC. This timeline was set so that candidates get a reasonable chance to thoughtfully answer the questions without feeling a need to rush to answer just so their answers are available earlier than others. This "waiting period” reduces potential disadvantages for non-native English speakers/writers, who may take longer to answer the questions posed to them in English. Similarly, this also allows candidates not to worry about not being able to answer answers quickly if they happen to be busy in other areas of their life as the questions are made available.

This is today! After 18:00 UTC candidates will start replying here and/or on Meta. Their answers will be available in both places.