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Jenkins Board and Officer Elections 2023 - Nominations Open

Alexander Brandes
Alexander Brandes
September 18, 2023

We are excited to announce the 2023 Jenkins Governance Board and officer elections!


Nominations can be submitted for two governance board positions, and all five officer positions (Security, Events, Release, Infrastructure, and Documentation).

During the registration period, we invite community members to nominate candidates by sending a message to the election-committee group. In your message, please include the name of the nominee, the specific position and your reasons for nominating that person. The nomination period ends on October 27. Nominees will be notified, and asked to confirm that they are interested in running as a candidate. The list of candidates will be announced on November 06.

Anyone can nominate anyone as candidate!

Many thanks to Oleg Nenashev and Mark Waite for serving on the Jenkins Governance Board. We also want to thank Damien Duportal as Infrastructure Officer, Wadeck Follonier as Security Officer, Alyssa Tong as Events Officer, Tim Jacomb as Release Officer, and Kevin Martens as Documentation Officer for all of their work over the last term.

The election consists of 4 phases:

  • Nomination of candidates (September 18 - October 27)

  • Voter registration (September 18 - November 05)

  • Voting (November 06 - December 1)

  • Results announcement (December 11)


Participation in the election process requires registering an account on the Jenkins community forums and at least one contribution made before September 1, 2023. When registering, you can use an existing GitHub account or create a new account specifically for Jenkins community forums. We ask all community members who are interested in voting and meet the requirements to join the election-voter-2023 group during the registration period. Previous elections utilized their own groups, so joining the election-voter-2023 group is required for participation.

We have made the decision to trust participants and not require that you provide evidence of contribution as part of your voter registration. We reserve the right to ban any account from the election process if we identify abuse. Once registration is over, a list of email addresses will be sent to the Condorcet Internet Voting Service (CIVS).


On November 06, candidates will be announced, and all registered voters will be notified by email to participate using the Condorcet Voting System. Registration to vote closes on November 05. All votes must be submitted by December 1.


As soon as the votes are counted, the results will be published. The new term starts on December 11, when the newly elected members will transition to their roles.

Important Dates

Important Dates Time

Nomination of candidates open

September 18

Voter registration opens

September 18

Nomination of candidates closes

October 27

Voter registration closes

November 05

Candidates announced & Voting starts

November 06

Voting closes

December 01

Announcing Results

December 11


If you are new to Jenkins elections, unfamiliar with the Condorcet Internet Voting Service (CIVS) or the community forums, or feel overwhelmed with the process, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We published a step-by-step guide, outlining how to to join the election-voter-2023, activate your CIVS account and cast your vote.

If you encounter issues still or need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact the election committee.

Thank you, as always, and don’t forget to register to vote by December 1!

About the author

Alexander Brandes

Alexander Brandes

Alexander is a member of the Jenkins governing board, a core maintainer, and release team member, and actively involved in the process of releasing Jenkins weekly and Long-Term-Support builds.
He maintains the Ionicons API plugin and several other plugins.
If he doesn’t work on open source software, Alexander enjoys listening to music and going for a run.