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Title Gentoo Council 2020/2021 Election
ID council-202006
Election Officials Dabbott, Rich0, NeddySeagoon
Infra Contact(s) Robbat2
Voting eligibility cutoff 2020/06/04
Nomination period 2020/06/05 0000h UTC — 2020/06/19 0000h UTC
Voting period 2020/06/22 0000h UTC — 2020/07/06 0000h UTC


We're pleased to present you the Gentoo Council members for the 2020/2021 term:

  • Ulrich Müller (ulm)
  • Andreas K. Hüttel (dilfridge)
  • Sergei Trofimovich (slyfox)
  • Thomas Deutschmann (whissi)
  • Matt Turner (mattst88)
  • William Hubbs (williamh)
  • Georgy Yakovlev (gyakovlev)

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 202006 full ranked list of candidates

  • ulm
  • dilfridge
  • slyfox
  • whissi
  • mattst88
  • williamh
  • gyakovlev
  • arzano
  • bman
  • zlogene
  • dolsen
  • patrick
  • steils
  • _reopen_nominations

Election turnout

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

  • Total voters: 149
  • Submitted ballots: 63
  • Current turnout: 42.282%


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

Name Manifesto Council Trustee Comrel QA Acceptance
arzano accepted
bman accepted
dilfridge accepted
dolsen accepted
gyakovlev accepted
mattst88 accepted
patrick accepted
slyfox accepted
steils accepted
ulm accepted
whissi accepted
williamh accepted
zlogene accepted
aballier no response
ago no response
alexxy no response
alicef no response
alonbl no response
amynka no response
anarchy no response
asturm no response
axs no response
bircoph no response
bkohler no response
blueness no response
cedk no response
chainsaw no response
chithanh no response
chutzpah no response
dev-zero no response
djc no response
eva no response
floppym no response
fordfrog no response
gokturk no response
graaff no response
grozin no response
hanno no response
hattya no response
hd_brummy no response
idl0r no response
jer no response
jlec no response
jmbsvicetto no response
johu no response
jstein no response
junghans no response
k_f no response
kensington no response
kent\n no response
klausman no response
lordvan no response
lu_zero no response
maffblaster no response
maksbotan no response
monsieurp no response
mschiff no response
mva no response
nerdboy no response
perfinion no response
pesa no response
pinkbyte no response
radhermit no response

... further results

aidecoe declined
amadio declined
asturm declined
chewi declined
dlan declined
grknight declined
grobian declined
haubi declined
heroxbd declined
juippis declined
kumba declined
leio declined
mgorny declined
mpagano declined
neddyseagon declined
pacho declined
polynomial-c declined
prometheanfire declined
sbraz declined
soap declined
toralf declined
tupone declined
voyageur 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 5 June 2020 00H00 UTC to 19 June 2020 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 22 June 2020 00H00 UTC to 6 July 2020 00H00 UTC.
  • Only Gentoo developers may vote.
  • The list of Gentoo Developers is based on active membership by 4 June 2020 (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-202006 — This creates a new ballot in your homedir.
  • Edit the .ballot-council-202006 file and rank the candidates.
  • Once you're sure, run votify --verify council-202006 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-202006
  • 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