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Date: 2 July 2013

Dear Member,

Subject: Election Notice for Wikimedia Chapter Executive Committee Elections-2013

The Election Committee appointed by Wikimedia Chapter Executive Committee(EC) for notifying and conducting the Election to Wikimedia Chapter EC election, hereby announces the election to the Wikimedia Chapter EC for the two year term.

A detailed ‘Rules & Regulations for the Election’ is available on wiki ( which includes the Nomination Form for Candidature (at Page 7). As of now Members who are on the membership roll as on 15 May 2013 are eligible to participate in the Election and contest the Election (as per by-laws,based on the date of election and AGM scheduled for 15 Aug 2013). An electoral roll will be made available by the EC atleast three weeks before the AGM as per the MOA. This will includes updates if any to the members list which will be used for finalizing the slate of candidates as well as for mailing ballots.

As per the communication from EC, two vacancies are to be filled.

Please note the following details:

1. Date of election: 15 Aug 2013.

2. Timing for voting in person: As per AGM Agenda which will be communicated by Chapter later.

3. Place of election and for sending postal communication: Wikimedia Chapter, No.194, 2nd 'C' Cross, Dommaluru 2nd stage, Bangalore 560071. India.

4. Last date and time of receiving nominations:14 July 2013, 11:59PM IST Chapter Public Wiki will be used as the electronic medium for submitting and processing nominations. Each nomination is to be placed on a sub page and linked from the Elections page. Members proposing and seconding the candidature as well as the candidate have to sign using their user-ids on wiki. They also need to identify their membership number on their User pages for validation. Nomination pages will be locked to prevent editing on the day following the due date. The public wiki is available in read only mode due to maintenance currently.Members will be communicated once the wiki is available for editing. Nominations can be filed by post also. Such nominations should be sent to as to reach the registered office well within deadline.

5. Scrutiny and Publishing Draft slate of candidates: 16 July 2013

5. Last date for withdrawal of nominations: 19 July 2013 11:59PM

6. Publishing final slate of candidates: 20 July 2013

The Executive Committee and the Election Committee will host an IRC on 6 July 2013,Saturday between 9PM and 10PM on IRC channel #wikimedia-in. All members are requested to make use of this for any clarifications with Election Committee and Executive Committee

The Election Committee comprises of the following members:

1. Arjuna Rao Chavala

2. Tinu Cherian Abraham

3. Radhakrishna Arvapally

You can contact us or use the membership list for any clarifications or discussions.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation to conduct the election in free and fair manner.

Yours truly,

For and on behalf of Election Committee

Arjuna Rao Chavala

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