The results are in! The Fedora Elections for the Fedora 25 release cycle of FESCo, FAmSCo and the Council concluded on Tuesday, January 17th. The results are posted on the Fedora Voting Application and announced on the mailing lists. You can also find the full list of winning candidates below. I would also like to share some interesting statistics in this January 2017 Elections Retrospective.

January 2017 Elections Retrospective Report

In this election cycle, the voter turnout is above its average level. It is great news as it shows increased interest of the Fedora people in community affairs.

This election cycle was hit by some planning issues as we were running the Elections over Christmas 2016 period. At the beginning I was worrying about the turnout due to the Christmas, but fortunately this was odd and we are more than good from this point of view.

Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo)

We had five vacant seats and seven nominations for the F25 cycle, with 267 voters casting their votes.

FESCo Winning Candidates Votes
Kevin Fenzi (nirik / kevin) [info] 1401
Adam Miller (maxamillion / maxamillion) [info] 1075
Jared Smith (jsmith / jsmith) [info] 988
Justin Forbes (jforbes / jforbes) [info] 735
Kalev Lember (kalev / kalev) [info] 691

Out of the five elected nominees, four (nirik, maxamillion, jsmith, and kalev) have been elected for a repeat term. One elected nominee (jforbes) has been elected for the first time.

 Compared to the historical data, with 267 voters, we are above the average of 215 voters.
The following statistic shows how many people voted each day during the voting period.
More FESCo statistic data can be found in the voting application.

Fedora Council

We had one vacant seat and five nominations for the Fedora 25 cycle, with 260 voters casting their votes.

Council Winning Candidate Votes
Robert Mayr (robyduck) [info] 743

The Fedora Council came into existence in November 2014, and hence, we do not have much previous data. Historically, before we had a Council, there was a Board. On the chart below you can see the comparison between voter turnout for the Fedora Board elections vs Council Elections. The average voters turnout for Council & Board elections is 223, and for Council only is the average 220.


The profile for number of voters per day was similar to the one we saw for FESCo.


More Council statistic data can be found in the voting application.

Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee (FAmSCo)

We had seven vacant seat and thirteen nominations for the Fedora 25 cycle, with 247 voters casting their votes.

FAmSCo Winning Candidates Votes
Robert Mayr (robyduck) [info] 1623
Jona Azizaj (jonatoni) [info] 1576
Gabriele Trombini (mailga) [info] 1274
Giannis Konstantinidis (giannisk) [info] 1168
Itamar Reis Peixoto (itamarjp) [info] 1110
Frederico Lima (fredlima) [info] 1010
Sylvia Sanchez (Kohane / lailah) [info] 964

Due to the effort spent during the last several years to convert FAmSCo to FOSCo,  it is difficult to directly compare the  data from election’s turnout. However we can state that during this election cycle we hit the best turnout ever (as far as records are available). The average turnout for FAmSCo is 161 voters. This cycle we hit 247 voters.


Again, we can see the same distribution of voters over the voting period as we have seen in FESCo and Council.


More statistic data can be found in the Voting application.

Special Thanks

Congratulations to the winning candidates, and thank you to all the candidates who ran this election! Community governance is core to the Fedora Project, and we couldn’t do it without your involvement and support.

A special thanks to bee2502 and jflory7 as well as to the members of the CommOps Team for helping organize another successful round of Elections!

And last but not least, thank YOU to all the Fedora community members who participated and voted this election cycle. Stay tuned for future Elections Retrospective articles for future Elections!