Nomination period (from Sunday 00:01, 9 November until Tuesday 23:59, 18 November, UTC) → during which interested editors are invited to submit a candidate statement. An editor is eligible to stand as a candidate who:
(i) has a registered account and has made at least 500 mainspace edits by 1 November 2014,
(ii) is in good standing and not subject to active blocks or site-bans,
(iv) has disclosed any previous or alternate accounts in their election statements (legitimate accounts which have been declared to the Arbitration Committee before the close of nominations do not need to be publicly disclosed).
Voting period (from Tuesday 00:01, 24 November until Monday 23:59, 7 December, UTC) → eligible voters can vote on the candidates, using the SecurePoll system. An editor is eligible to vote who:
(i) has registered an account before 28 October 2014
(ii) has made at least 150 mainspace edits by 1 November 2014 and,
(iii) is not blocked from the English Wikipedia at the time of their vote.
Scrutineering period (immediately following the voting period) → scrutineers, consisting of stewards whose main wikis are not the English Wikipedia, will check the votes (e.g. for duplicate, missing, and ineligible votes), and compile a tally of the results. The instructions for scrutineers are outlined here.