Greetings,

Voting has begun
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:SecurePoll/vote/336> for eligible
voters
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections_2015#Requirements>
in
the 2015 elections for the *Funds Dissemination Committee
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/FDC_elections/2015>*
(FDC)
and *FDC Ombudsperson
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/FDC_Ombudsperson_elections/2015>*.
Questions and discussion with the candidates for the *Funds Dissemination
Committee
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/FDC_elections/2015/Questions>*
(FDC)
and *FDC Ombudsperson
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/FDC_Ombudsperson_elections/2015/Questions>*
will
continue during the voting. Nominations for the *Board of Trustees
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/Board_elections/2015>*
will
be accepted until 23:59 UTC May 5.

The *Funds Dissemination Committee
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Grants:APG/Funds_Dissemination_Committee>*
(FDC)
makes recommendations about how to allocate Wikimedia movement funds to
eligible entities. There are five positions on the committee being filled.

The *FDC Ombudsperson
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Grants:APG/Funds_Dissemination_Committee/Ombudsperson_role,_expectations,_and_selection_process>*
receives
complaints and feedback about the FDC process, investigates complaints at
the request of the Board of Trustees
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_of_Trustees>,
and summarizes the investigations and feedback for the Board of Trustees on
an annual basis. One position is being filled.

The voting phase lasts from 00:00 UTC May 3 to 23:59 UTC May 10. *Click
here to vote <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:SecurePoll/vote/336>.*
Questions
and discussion with the candidates will continue during that time. *Click
here to ask the FDC candidates a question
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/FDC_elections/2015/Questions>.
Click
here to ask the FDC Ombudsperson candidates a question
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/FDC_Ombudsperson_elections/2015/Questions>.*
More
information on the candidates and the elections can be found on the 2015
FDC election page
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/FDC_elections/2015>,
the 2015 FDC Ombudsperson election page
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/FDC_Ombudsperson_elections/2015>,
and the 2015 Board election page
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/Board_elections/2015>
on
Meta-Wiki.

On behalf of the Elections Committee,
-Gregory Varnum (User:Varnent <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Varnent>
)
Volunteer Coordinator, 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections_2015/Committee>

*Translations
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections_2015/MassMessages/FDC_voting_has_begun>
of
this email are available.*
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