Candidates Needed: Drupal Association 2012 elections are on!

January 19th, 2012

Come one, come all! As of January 18, 2012 nominations are open for the 2012 elections of two “at large” directors of the Drupal Association.

The at large directors are intended to represent the Drupal community. Specifics of the election were decided through a community-based process with participation by dozens of Drupal community members. More details are in the proposal that was approved by the Drupal Association board.

Who can vote?

Voting is open to all individuals who have a account by the time the elections begin and who have logged in at least once in the past year. These individuals’ accounts will be added to the voters list on and they will have access to the voting.

To vote, you will rank candidates in order of your preference (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.). The results will be calculated using an “instant runoff” method. For an accessible explanation of how instant runoff vote tabulation works, see videos linked in this discussion.

How to run

Candidates needed! If you are considering running, please head over to the nominations page and read up on what’s involved. From there you can fill out a candidate profile. You’ll be asked for some information about yourself, like why you’re running . When the nominations close, your candidate profile will be published and available for Drupal community members to browse. Comments will be enabled, so please monitor your candidate profile so you can respond to questions from community members.

Elections process

Elections will be held from January 30 to February 7, 2012. During this period, you can review and comment on candidate profiles on and engage all candidates through posting to the Drupal Association group. We’ll also be scheduling and announcing two phone-in all candidates meetings, where community members and candidates can ask questions and get to know each other.

Thanks and see you at the polls! We’ll post another front-page announcement and announce via @drupal on Twitter when we’re ready to go.