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2019 Jenkins Board and Officer Elections Update

Tracy Miranda
Tracy Miranda
November 8, 2019

Jenkins Elections

The Jenkins community is conducting the 2019 elections for Board and Officer positions. The call for nominations has concluded. We received many nominations. Based on the people who are willing to accept their nomination and the uncontested officer positions, we will have 3 votes:

  1. A vote to elect 3 board members

  2. A vote to elect the Jenkins security officer

  3. A vote to elect the Jenkins events officer


Each candidate has provided a statement to help guide voters on why they should vote for the candidate. Refer to the candidate statements for more details. The candidates running for a board position are:

  • Alex Earl

  • Oliver Gondza

  • Ullrich Hafner

  • Oleg Nenashev

  • Mark Waite

  • Zhao Xiaojie (a.k.a. Rick to many of you)

The candidates running for Security Officer are:

  • Daniel Beck

  • Wadeck Follonier

The candidates running for Events Officer are:

  • Alyssa Tong

  • Zhao Xiaojie (a.k.a. Rick to many of you)

Voter Registration

This is the first time in a while that we are running a Jenkins election; we are learning as we go. Jenkins elections aim to be very inclusive. We do not restrict elections to just code committers. Anyone who has a Jenkins account registered before September 1, 2019 is eligible to vote. Jenkins, being the successful project it is, has approximately 100 000 accounts that meet that criteria. As a result we are contacting eligible voters and requesting that they explicitly ‘opt-in’ to participate in the voting.

If you meet the criteria, you will receive an email at your registered email address. It will be from with the title ‘2019 Jenkins Election - Invitation to Participate’. The email will provide election details and will include an "I want to participate" button.

Voter Registration

Voter Confirmation

Once you click on the link, you should see a confirmation screen as follows:

Voter Registered

If you do not receive the email by November 14, 2019 or if you have any problems voting, please comment on the Jenkins Election 2019 Jira issue.


The voting will officially open on November 11, 2019. Candidates will receive an email from the Condorcet internet voting sent by Kohsuke Kawaguchi. One email will be sent for each vote (so 3 in total: 1 for board, 1 for event officer and 1 for security officer). The vote will ask to rank the candidates using a screen like this:

Voter Ballot

Election Dates

Here is a summary of the key election dates:

Date Event


Voter registration ongoing

Nov 11, 2019

Voting begins

Nov 17, 2019

Voter registration closes

Nov 24, 2019

Voting closes a 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Dec 3, 2019

New representatives announced

Election results will be posted to the Jenkins developer mailing list, followed by an announcement blog post on

If there are any delays to the proposed dates we will aim to communicate that as soon as we can. Thank you very much for all the candidates showing the Jenkins spirit of service to their community. We encourage everyone to register to vote and participate in the Jenkins community.

Uncontested Officer Positions

When an officer position has only one candidate that is willing to accept the nomination, there is no reason to vote on that position. The individual becomes an officer as the sole candidate for the position.

Uncontested officers include:

Name Role

Olivier Vernin

Infrastructure Officer

Oliver Gondza

Release Officer

Mark Waite

Documentation Officer

About the author

Tracy Miranda

Tracy Miranda

Tracy is the Director of Open Source Community at CloudBees, long time open source contributor and evangelist.