Wikipedia:Arbitration Committee Elections December 2020/Coordination

Emblem-WikiVote.svg 2020 Arbitration Committee Elections

Status as of 21:56 (UTC), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 (Purge)

  • Thank you for participating in the 2020 Arbitration Committee Elections. The certified results have been posted.
  • You are invited to leave feedback on the election process.

The Arbitration Committee elections are run by the English Wikipedia community. This page lists all of the volunteer staff and their duties. If you have a question or a concern about the election, please notify us on the talk page.

Election volunteer guidelinesEdit

While coordinators have as much right to participate in ordinary voter activity during the election as all other eligible voters (i.e. voting, asking questions, discussing candidates), election volunteers should avoid acting in a way that might cast doubt on their ability to act impartially, or on the perceived neutrality of the coordinators or elections as a whole.

Election volunteersEdit

Electoral CommissionEdit

The Electoral Commission is a three-member panel with a mandate to solve disputes and make decisions on unexpected problems. The Electoral Commission is appointed by the community after input via a request for comment.



Scrutineers have technical access to the SecurePoll system allowing them to check the validity of cast ballots, and certify the final results. Scrutineers are drawn from Stewards who do not edit the English Wikipedia as their primary wiki.

Instructions for scrutineers


Coordinators are simply volunteers who help run the day to day operations of the election. Any editor in good standing who wants to help out is welcome to volunteer as a coordinator. Interested persons can add their name below. The commissioners are de facto coordinators and may perform activities as needed.


To do listEdit

  •   In progress Invention of sticky-random candidate code page
    Open at WP:VPT (has been since archived)
  •   Done Empanel the electoral commission
  •   Done Empanel the scrutineers (ArbCom approval)