## Election Announcement
It's Steering Committee election season again!
We're getting a bit of an early start this year but over the next 7
weeks we will be electing four (3) seats on the Steering Committee. Each
of these seats will serve for a two (2) year term. Christoph Blecker,
Stephen Augustus, Paris Pittman, and Tim Pepper are halfway through
their terms and will continue to serve on the Steering Committee.
The first phase of the election has two parts:
1. Candidate nominations
2. Voter exceptions
If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for one of the
three available seats, follow the process in the election guide. This
involves writing a candidate issue, posting to kubernetes-dev, and
writing a bio and information about your candidacy as a Pull Request.
## Voter Status
The full list of current voters by GitHub username is posted in the
The requirements for voting are to have had at least 50 project
contributions in the last year and being a current member of a
Kubernetes GitHub organization. We do our best to source contribution
data from many areas however we know that many types of contributions to
the project are difficult to measure and we apologize for any not
counted. If we've missed you for any reason, please file an exception
request and we'll take a look as soon as possible.
## New Voting System
This is the second year we will be using Elekto for the Kubernetes
Steering elections. Elekto was commissioned as an internship project for
us by the CNCF. You'll find it has a much more modern UI, and does not
rely on email at all to enable voting. It uses GitHub authentication so
all we need to know is your GitHub username. If you log in to Elekto at
, you can also
directly check your eligibility if you don't want to search through the
YAML file linked above.
The following are the critical dates for this election:
* Tuesday, August 30 - Candidate nominations due at the end of the day
in AoE (Anywhere on Earth) time
* Friday, September 2 - All candidate bios due at the end of the day in
* Tuesday, September 6 - Election Begins via email ballots
* Friday, September 16 - Deadline to submit voter exception requests
* Thursday, September 29 - Election Closes at the end of the day in AoE time
* Monday, October 3 - Public announcement of Results at Public Steering
We will be posting regular updates to dev@kubernetes during the election
as well as updates in the community meeting and on Slack.
 Steering Committee: https://github.com/kubernetes/steering
sits on the committee and terms, their projects and meeting info
 Candidacy Process:
- how running for a seat works
 Exception Request:
to fill out to get added as a voter if we've missed you
 Voters List:
- GitHub usernames for everyone qualified to vote in this election
 Elekto: https://elekto.dev
- Our elections platform
Thank you from all your election officers. If you have any questions,
you can reach us via elec...@k8s.io
, or message us on Slack any time.