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Title Gentoo Council 2017/2018 Election
ID council-201706
Election Officials Kensington, Prometheanfire, NeddySeagoon
Infra Contact(s) Jmbsvicetto
Voting eligibility cutoff 2017/06/09
Nomination period 2017/06/10 0000h UTC — 2017/06/24 0000h UTC
Voting period 2017/06/25 0000h UTC — 2017/07/09 0000h UTC


We're pleased to present you the Gentoo Council members for the 2017/2018 term:

  • Andreas K. Hüttel (dilfridge)
  • Kristian Fiskerstrand (k_f)
  • Matthias Maier (tamiko)
  • Michał Górny (mgorny)
  • Sergei Trofimovich (slyfox)
  • Ulrich Müller (ulm)
  • 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 201706 full ranked list of candidates

  • ulm
  • dilfridge
  • mgorny
  • williamh
  • k_f
  • tamiko
  • slyfox
  • ago
  • leio
  • zx2c4
  • soap
  • lu_zero
  • bircoph
  • patrick
  • _reopen_nominations

Election turnout

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

  • Total voters: 196
  • Submitted ballots: 74
  • Current turnout: 37.755%


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

Name Manifesto Council Trustee Comrel QA Acceptance
Ago accepted
Bircoph accepted
Dilfridge accepted
K_F f/council/Manifest-2017.txt accepted
Leio accepted
Lu_zero accepted
Mgorny accepted
Patrick accepted
Slyfox accepted
Soap accepted
Tamiko accepted
Ulm accepted
Williamh accepted
Zx2c4 accepted
A3li no response
Betelgeuse no response
Calchan no response
Eva no response
Graaff no response
Jer no response
Maffblaster no response
Rich0 no response
Xmw no response
Zorry no response
Aballier declined
Amynka declined
Antarus declined
Axs declined
Blueness declined
Chainsaw declined
Chewi declined
Djc declined
Dol-sen declined
Floppym declined
Gokturk declined
Haubi declined
Heroxbd declined
Jlec declined
Jmbsvicetto declined
Kensington declined
Kentnl declined
Monsieurp declined
Mrueg declined
Pacho declined
Robbat2 declined
Scarabeus declined
Sping declined
Voyageur declined
Yngwin 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 10 June 2017 00H00 UTC to 24 June 2017 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 25 June 2017 00H00 UTC to 9 July 2017 00H00 UTC.
  • Only Gentoo developers may vote.
  • The list of Gentoo Developers is based on active membership by 9 June 2017 (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-201706 — This creates a new ballot in your homedir.
  • Edit the .ballot-council-201706 file and rank the candidates.
  • Once you're sure, run votify --verify council-201706 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-201706
  • 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