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Revision as of 11:47, 19 December 2011

Emblem-WikiVote.svg 2011 Arbitration Committee Elections

Status

  • Thank you for participating in the 2011 Arbitration Committee Election. The results have been verified and published.
  • Please offer your feedback on the Election process.



This is the ninth annual election for the English Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee, scheduled for November and December 2011. This election, by practice on Wikimedia projects, is organised by community volunteers, independent of the Arbitration Committee.

Election process

Timeline

  1. Nomination period (from Saturday 00:01, 12 November until Monday 23:59, 21 November) → during which interested editors were invited to submit a candidate statement. An editor was eligible to stand as a candidate who
    (i) had a registered account and had made at least 150 mainspace edits by 1 November 2011,
    (ii) was in good standing and was not subject to active blocks or site-bans,
    (iii) met the Wikimedia Foundation's criteria for access to non-public data and was willing to identify with the Foundation if elected, and
    (iv) had disclosed any alternate accounts in their election statements (legitimate accounts which had been declared to the Arbitration Committee prior to the close of nominations did not need to be publicly disclosed).
  2. Voting period (from Sunday 00:01, 27 November until Saturday 23:59, 10 December) → eligible voters could vote on the candidates, using the SecurePoll system. An editor was eligible to vote who
    (i) had a registered account and had made at least 150 mainspace edits by 1 November 2011 and
    (ii) was not blocked from the English Wikipedia at the time of their vote.
  3. 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.

Personnel

Three groups of editors are involved in the organisation of the elections:

Wikimedia sysadmin Tim Starling is available to assist with the setting up and troubleshooting of the SecurePoll interface.

Results

Following the voting period, the scrutineers will examine the votes, and release a tally of the results. The tally will rank candidates by level of support, defined as the number of votes cast in support of the candidate divided by the total number of votes cast for the candidate ("no vote" preferences are not counted). Once the scrutineers have certified the results, the election administrators will confirm the successful candidates on the basis of the guidelines established by the community, and Jimbo Wales will ceremonially appoint the successful candidates to the vacant seats on the Arbitration Committee accordingly.

Candidate Support No vote[note 1] Oppose Net[note 2] Percentage[note 3]
Courcelles 433 186 110 323 79.74%
Risker 401 199 129 272 75.66%
Kirill Lokshin 372 216 141 231 72.51%
Roger Davies 374 210 145 229 72.06%
Hersfold 347 246 136 211 71.84%
SilkTork 309 293 127 182 70.87%
AGK 342 246 141 201 70.81%
Jclemens 313 212 204 109 60.54%
Worm That Turned 268 275 186 82 59.03%
Coren 289 213 227 62 56.01%
Panyd 184 303 242 −58 43.19%
Kww 171 283 275 −104 38.34%
DeltaQuad 144 306 279 −135 34.04%
Eluchil404 109 361 259 −150 29.62%
Geni 120 299 310 −190 27.91%
NWA.Rep 77 249 403 −326 16.04%
Hot Stop 59 256 414 −355 12.47%
  1. ^ All voters are required to register a preference of either "Support", "No Vote", or "Oppose" for each candidate. The "no vote" column is simply the total votes, minus supports, minus opposes.
  2. ^ Net = Support − Oppose
  3. ^ Percentage = (Support / (Support + Oppose)) * 100
Results certified by
I'm grateful to MuZemike for his help but also to the admins for their suggestions and advices. --Vituzzu (talk) 21:20, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
--Trijnstel (talk) 21:22, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
-- Ben.MQ (talk) 01:20, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

Vacant seats

For 2012, 7 current arbitrators will remain on the Committee. The Committee will be reduced to 15 members, leaving 8 vacant seats. Seven of the vacant seats will have a two-year term; the eighth seat will have a one-year term. Support percentages will be calculated using the metric (Support / (Support + Oppose)); "No vote" preferences will have no effect whatsoever. Vacant seats will be filled in order of the candidate's support percentages. The minimum support percentage for successful candidates is 50%; if fewer than eight candidates reach this threshold, the remaining seats will be left vacant.

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Guides

For candidates

Nominations for candidates opened at 00:01 UTC, 12 November and closed at 23:59 UTC, 21 November. During this time, any editor in good standing who met the criteria stated in the "Timeline" section above could nominate themselves by following the instructions to create a candidate statement and a questions page on the Candidates page. Once a candidate had made their statement, they could proceed to answer the general and individual questions as they wished (see the Questions page for details and instructions). Candidates could continue to answer questions until the end of the voting period (23:59 UTC, 10 December).

For voters

Before the nomination period (i.e. before 00:01 UTC, 12 November), voters were invited to discuss and develop the general questions that were asked of every candidate.

Once candidates nominated themselves, voters were invited to review and discuss them. Voters could ask questions throughout the election; please see the instructions for individual questions for details.

To facilitate their discussions and judgements, voters were encouraged to familiarise themselves with the candidates. This could be done through reading the candidate statements, the answers to the questions put to each candidate (linked from their candidate statements), and the discussion of each candidate (a centralised collection of which will be made available at the Discussion page). In addition, a summary guide to candidates was made available, and augmented by a set of personal guides by individual voters.

Voting ran for 14 days, from 00:01 UTC, 27 November to 23:59 UTC, 10 December. The process was conducted using the SecurePoll extension which ensures that individual voter's decisions are not publicly viewable (although technical information about voters, such as their IP address and user-agents, is visible to the WMF-identified election administrators and scrutineers).

Voters were invited to choose one of three options for each candidate: "Support", "Oppose" or "No vote"; and the number of "Support", "Oppose" or "No vote" preferences a voter can express was otherwise limited only by the number of candidates. Selecting "No vote" for a candidate had no impact whatsoever on their chances of election. After voters entered their choices for all of the candidates and submitted their votes, they could revisit and change their decisions, but attempting to do so required expressing preferences for all candidates from scratch. Because of the risk of server lag, voters were advised to cast their vote at the latest an hour before the close of voting to ensure their vote would be counted.