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Elections 2015/Announcement

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Dear Member,

Subject: Election Notice for Wikimedia Chapter Executive Committee Elections-2015

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 (http://wiki.wikimedia.in/File:WMINElectionAndAppointmentRules.pdf) which includes the Nomination Form for Candidature (at Page 7). Approved Members who are on the membership roll as on 22 August 2015 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 22 Nov 2015). An electoral roll has been made available by the EC before the AGM as per the MOA. This will include updates if any to the members list which will be used for finalizing the slate of candidates as well as for mailing ballots.

Please note the following details:

1. Date of election: 22 Nov 2015.

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

3. Place of 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: 23 Oct 2015, 11:59PM IST

WMIN 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.

5. Scrutiny and Publishing Draft slate of candidates: 24 Oct 2015

5. Last date for withdrawal of nominations: 30 Oct 2015 11:59PM

6. Publishing final slate of candidates: 31-Oct-2015

The Executive Committee and the Election Committee will host an IRC on 18 Oct 2015 ,Sunday between 9PM and 10.30PM on IRC channel #wikimedia-in. All potential candidates and WMIN members are requested to make use of this for any clarifications on rules and procedures with Election Committee and Executive Committee.

There will facilitate a second IRC meeting on 08 Nov 2015 between Candidates and the Voters . Voters can make use of this opportunity to interact with each candidate in WMIN election. Attendance by candidates is mandatory. Voters can share a list of questions earlier to help manage time.


The Election Committee comprises of the following members:

  • Srinivas Rao D B : Returning Officer
  • Chinmayi SK: Polling Officer
  • Subas Chandra Rout: Polling Officer
  • Yogesh KS: Polling Officer

You can contact us via Talk:Elections 2015 for any clarifications or discussions.

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


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