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Call for Election Volunteers - WMF Board of Trustees
Hi all,

Would you like to get more people taking part in the Wikimedia Foundation’s
Board of Trustees election?

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees announced the plan for the 2021
Board elections
That plan includes outreach and communication support for the Board
elections. The Board election facilitators will:

- Inform communities of the trustee selection process
- Invite communities to engage in voting
- Encourage people representing emerging Wikimedia communities to run as

Voter turnout in prior elections was about 10% globally. It was better in
communities with volunteer election support. Some of those communities
reached over 20% voter turnout. We know we can get more voters to help
assess and promote the best candidates, but to do that, we need your help.

We are looking for volunteers to serve as Election Volunteers. Election
Volunteers should have a good understanding of their communities. The
facilitation team sees Election Volunteers as doing the following:

- Promote the election in their communities’ channels
- Organize discussions about the election in their communities
- Translate messages for their communities

*Who are the Election Volunteers to connect your community with this
movement effort? Is it you? Or someone you know?* *Check out more details
about Election Volunteers*
add your name next to the community you will support in this table
or get in contact with a facilitator
We aim to have at least one Election Volunteer for Wiki-projects in the top
30 for eligible voters. Even better if there are two or more sharing the


Krishna Chaitanya
Communications Facilitator, Board Governance