This week, only one new candidate joined the Arbitration Committee elections: Ronline (statement). No candidates withdrew.
With no updates from Jimbo Wales, the community began discussion on the process. The discussion included a set of rules drafted by E Pluribus Anthony, which was met with both laudations and criticism. Other users also debated on how to conduct the elections and when the elections should run. Most users supported having the elections near the beginning or middle of January.
It is unclear when the elections will actually begin.