Community Directors

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Up to 3 community directors can be recommended by the community under Article 17.b.ii of the Miraheze Limited AoA (Articles of Association) as requested by the Directors.

Election Management

Stewards form the election management team responsible for independently adjudicating community consensus in the election of Community Directors to the Miraheze Limited Board of Directors. Stewards should retain their independent views unless they are intending to stand in the election as a candidate. In the event of a Steward standing for election, they are not considered part of the Steward team for the purposes of this section is to be appointed to manage the nomination of directors to Miraheze Limited for the community.


The Steward election management team is responsible for:

  • Managing the communication with the Secretary of the Board to ensure that an election can be called appropriately and in a timely fashion;
  • Ensuring the election is carried out in a fair and legal manner;
  • Declaring the result of the election and advising the Secretary of the Board;
  • Ensuring all legal candidates are allowed to take part – liaising with the Secretary of the Board to confirm eligibility; and,
  • Monitoring that the vote is closed in accordance with all rules.


Revocation requires that:

  • At least 20 users have voted;
  • There is more than 50% support for removal;
  • A valid reason is provided for removal;
  • All votes include a clear, justifiable reason.

Nomination of Directors

A director's nomination can be requested under article 17.b.ii when:

  • A user has the support of 80% of at least 25 users for a two-year term.
  • A user has the support of 75% of not less than 20 users and not more than 25 users for a one-year term.


To be eligible for nomination, a user must meet the following requirements:

  • The user's global (SUL) account must be at least six months old from the time of voting;
  • The user must have at least 60 global edits or log actions;
  • The user must have a level of activity that is acceptable by the community.

The user must meet the requirements of Article 17 of the AoA, and be willing to sign legal documents including NDAs as well as have their personal information published online in accordance with UK government guidelines.

Revocation (Directors)

In addition to the reasons specified in article 18, the community may send a request for a resolution to remove a director under Article 18.g when:

  • At least 20 users have voted;
  • There is more than 50% support for removal;
  • A valid reason is provided for removal;
  • All votes must include a clear, justifiable reason.

Eligibility to Vote

Users must be a registered user (as defined below) before any community director related vote starts, to be eligible to vote.

Length of Director Related Votes & Elections

  • Any community held vote must last not more than 28 days.
  • A vote may only be closed once it reaches the 28-day mark as defined above or when 48 hours have passed since the vote reached the support level, and it has remained at a support level since continuously.

Election timeline

In addition to the length of the election, the timeline is further codified as follows:

  • Day 1 – Nominations are opened by the Board of Directors by liaising with the Steward election management team.
  • Day 1 – Day 7: Nominations are received, and the community can ask questions to candidates. Nominees should ensure questions are answered as soon as practicable. During this period, candidacy checks are completed.
  • Day 8 – 28: The community votes on nominees. Additional questions can be asked during this period.
  • Day 28: The Steward election management team close requests, certify the results and have the Board of Directors' Secretary also certify the validity of the results.

Any day after the 28th: Board of Directors vote on appointments of successful candidates.


Legal Notice

  • This document and the terms within it are governed under the laws of England and Wales.
  • In the event of a difference in this document or the AoA, The AoA will take precedence.


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