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Title Gentoo Council 2015/2016 Election
ID council-201506
Election Officials Creffett, Jmbsvicetto, Zlogene
Infra Contact(s) Robbat2
Voting eligibility cutoff 2015/06/12
Nomination period 2015/06/13 0000h UTC — 2015/06/27 0000h UTC
Voting period 2015/06/28 0000h UTC — 2015/07/12 0000h UTC


We're pleased to present you the Gentoo Council members for the 2015/2016 term:

  • Ulrich Müller (ulm)
  • Anthony G. Basile (blueness)
  • Andreas K. Hüttel (dilfridge)
  • Richard Freeman (rich0)
  • Kristian Fiskerstrand (k_f)
  • Justin Lecher (jlec)
  • William Hubbs (williamh)

We published the master ballot file. This file contains all submitted ballots. Each of this ballots can be identified using a confirmation ID. Every person who voted in this election was mailed their ID by one of election officials. If you haven't received your ID, please contact one of election officials to provide you with that information. Using this ID and master ballot file people who voted can verify that their votes were included during counting votes.

We also published the full countify script output so you can check how the whole vote counting was done.

Gentoo Council 201506 full ranked list of candidates (there was a tie for 2nd)

  • ulm
  • blueness dilfridge
  • rich0
  • k_f
  • jlec
  • williamh
  • patrick
  • lu_zero
  • _reopen_nominations

Election turnout

In this election, the following were the total of eligible voters that have voted:

  • Total voters: 235
  • Submitted ballots: 72
  • Current turnout: 30.638%


Legend: accepted (green), reply pending (grey), declined (red)

Name Manifesto Council Trustee Comrel QA Acceptance
blueness accepted
dilfridge accepted
jlec accepted
k_f accepted
lu_zero accepted
patrick accepted
rich0 accepted
ulm accepted
williamh accepted
bicatali no response
hasufell no response
jdhore no response
mgorny no response
qnikst no response
radhermit no response
slyfox no response
calchan declined
dol-sen declined
hwoarang declined
idella4 declined
kensington declined
zmedico declined

If you think you see a mistake in this table, please contact the election officials.


All nominations must be sent to the gentoo-project mailing list. If you were nominated and want to run, you have to accept your nomination on the same mailing list.

  • Council elections generally happen once a year.
  • The council is composed of seven elected members.
  • Nominations are allowed from 13 June 2015 00H00 UTC to 27 June 2015 00H00 UTC.
  • Only Gentoo developers may be nominated.
  • Anyone can nominate (nominating yourself is OK).
  • Nominees must accept their nomination before voting begins.
  • Voting is opened from 28 June 2015 00H00 UTC to 12 July 2015 00H00 UTC.
  • Only Gentoo developers may vote.
  • The list of Gentoo Developers is based on active membership by 12 June 2015 (the day before the election will be opened).
  • Gentoo uses the Condorcet method of voting.
  • Results should be published the day after voting closes.

Information for Voters

Those who are eligible to vote in this election are all current Gentoo Developers at the day before the election was opened.

How do I cast my vote for this election?

After polls are open, voters should login to and run the following commands, in the order specified.

  • votify --new council-201506 — This creates a new ballot in your homedir.
  • Edit the .ballot-council-201506 file and rank the candidates.
  • Once you're sure, run votify --verify council-201506 to check the validity of the ballot.
  • If that goes through fine, the next and final step is to submit your vote using votify --submit council-201506
  • In case you're stuck, detailed help can be accessed by using votify --help or feel free to drop by #gentoo-elections (webchat) on the Libera.Chat IRC network. If you think you are eligible to vote, but cannot, please contact one of the officials.
  • Grab a coffee or a beer, have fun, sit back and enjoy the show...until the results are announced.

Election e-mails

Election results email Election voting email Election opening email