UC Elections February 2017

We expect all members of our community to adhere to the highest standards of behavior during User Committee elections.


Matt Jarvis - matt at mattjarvis dot org dot uk
Matt Van Winkle - mvanwink at rackspace dot com

Election System

Elections will be held using CIVS and a Condorcet algorithm (Schulze/Beatpath/CSSD variant). Any tie will be broken using Governance/TieBreaking.


January 30 - February 10, 05:59 UTC: Open candidacy for UC positions
February 13 - February 17, 11:59 UTC: UC elections (voting)

Elected Positions

Under the rules of the UC charter, we need to elect 2 UC seats for this election. Seats are valid for one-year term. User Committee member - 2 positions.


The electorate for this election are the Foundation individual members that are also Active User Contributors (AUC) over the last six months. The electorate is requested to confirm their email address and (if applicable) IRC handle in their Foundation Member Profile, https://openstack.org/profile , prior to February 4, 2017 05:59 UTC so that the emailed ballots are mailed to the correct email address.


Any individual member of the foundation who is an Active User Contributors (AUC) can propose their candidacy (except the three UC members who were appointed prior to the elected system based on UC charter resolution: Shilla Saebi, Jonathan Proulx, and Edgar Magana.

Self-nomination is common, no third party nomination is required. They do so by sending an email to the user-committee@lists.openstack.org mailing-list, with the subject: “UC candidacy” by February 10, 05:59 UTC. The email can include a description of the candidate platform. The candidacy is then confirmed by one of the election officials, after verification of the electorate status of the candidate.


Melvin Hillsman and Shamail Tahir were elected. * Full Results: http://civs.cs.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/results.pl?id=E_4ec37f2d06428110