IRC Council Call for Nominations (2021)

rww rww at
Mon Mar 15 22:20:39 UTC 2021

Hi all,

The IRC Council has three members whose two-year terms end on June 1st
2021, plus two members who are ending their terms early on the same
date. We therefore have all five seats open for nominations.

Details about the IRC Council and its charter may be viewed here:
Council members serve a two-year term and may stand for multiple terms.
Workload is generally very light, with occasional spurts of heavy
discussion as events come up.

All Ubuntu Members are welcome to apply. To nominate yourself, create a
section on your wiki page and announce it and your candidacy to the IRC
Team mailing list (ubuntu-irc at For easy reference,
please add the URLs for your Launchpad home and wiki pages when emailing
the list. Nominations are open through April 5th 2021, three weeks from

If you're not an Ubuntu Member but believe you meet the criteria to be
one, you can visit to learn
how to apply.

Voting is open to everyone who is a member of the "Ubuntu IRC members"
team on Launchpad ( If you
are an Ubuntu Member and wish to become a member of the Ubuntu IRC
Members team, contact the IRC Council.

Details of the election process (as explained on the wiki page):
 1. An open call-for-nominations will be announced in the IRC community
    (this email).
 2. Nominees should create a section on their wiki page for this
    election. This can include your work for the community, thoughts,
    testimonials from others, etc.
 3. To formally submit your nomination, send an email to the IRC Team
    mailing list including a link to your wiki page.
 4. When the nomination period has ended, the IRC Council will review
    the applications and submit them to the Community Council for
 5. The Community Council will identify a shortlist for the board and we
    will circulate the list publicly for feedback from the community.
 6. Elections will be held to vote from the candidates in the short
    list. Members of the Ubuntu IRC Members Team are eligible to vote.
 7. Please note that joining the IRC Team *after* the election begins
    will NOT qualify one for voting on this election.
 8. The Community Council will finalize the appointments.

The tentative schedule for this election is:
Nomination period:  2021-03-15 to 2021-04-05 (3 weeks)
Review period:      2021-04-05 to 2021-04-19 (2 weeks)
Voting period:      2021-04-19 to 2021-05-03 (2 weeks)
Council switchover: 2021-06-01

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me or
the IRC Council (#ubuntu-irc-council on freenode, or
irc-council at, and we'd be happy to assist.

(on behalf of the Ubuntu IRC Council)

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