This month's discussion report is shorter than usual, but not for lack of trying.
The Community Voting period for the 2022 Board of Trustees election is now open. Here are some helpful links to get you the information you need to vote:
If you are ready to vote, you may go to SecurePoll voting page to vote now. Voting has already started and ends on September 6 at 23:59 UTC. To see about your voter eligibility, please visit the voter eligibility page. Thanks for your participation in selecting a representative Board of Trustees!
An "Election Compass" has been made available to support the community members in the selection process. The Election Compass is based on the open source project called "Open Election Compass", whose source code is publicly available. The tool has been widely used also in other contexts, e.g. by media pages for the German parliamentary elections in 2022. Every member of the community was requested to submit statements within the larger scope of the Board of Trustees. Following the period of proposing statements, community members upvoted the declarations they considered as the most distinct and therefore useful in learning about the candidates' positions. The last 15 statements were chosen by the Election Committee.