UC Elections February 2018

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


Shilla Saebi - shilla.saebi at gmail dot com
Tim Bell - tim.bell at cern dot ch

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 29 - February 11, 05:59 UTC: Open candidacy for UC positions
February 19 - February 25, 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 - 3 positions*.

* We have one member stepping down during this particular election requiring us to elect 3 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, prior to February 5, 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 Contributor (AUC) can propose their candidacy (except two of the three recently elected members).

Self-nomination is common, no third party nomination is required. Nominate by sending an email to the user-committee@lists.openstack.org mailing-list, with the subject: “UC Candidacy” by February 11, 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, Amy Marrich, and Yih Leong Sun were elected.