Hello, As far as I know, there has been no functioning Elections Committee in awhile. I think that there should be one, and I am glad to see the interest in reviving it. So, thanks for the message, Joe.
In the long term, similar to my opinion about separating the Ombudsman Commission from WMF, I would like to have the Elections Committee be independent from WMF. However, as far as I know, there is no other organization that is able and willing to host community authorities which would not be under WMF's control or substantial influence. (WMF can exercise significant influence over Wikimedia affiliates by restricting their use of Wikimedia trademarks and/or their grant funding.) I hope that the possibility of having one or more such legally and financially independent organizations is being considered as a part of the 2030 strategy process. Pine ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine ) _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>