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Java Community Process: EC Special Election 2017

2017 Executive Committee (EC) Special Election

The 2017 Executive Committee (EC) Special Election process is now complete. The EC Elections process was launched in June 2000. This election was hosted by Votenet and closed on 1 May 2017 at 11:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time.

There were two Ratified Candidate Seats left vacant by Ericsson and TOTVS.

Congratulations to JetBrains and ARM for being elected as the new Ratified EC Members.

JetBrains will serve the remaining of the two-year term until 2018 while ARM will serve the remaining of the one-year term until the fall of 2017.

Both JetBrains and ARM will take their seats on Monday, 15 May 2017.

Detailed Election Results

Voting Period: 18 April - 1 May 2017

Number of Eligible Voters: 763
Percent of Eligible Voters Casting Votes: 22.80%

CandidateYes votes (%)No votes (%)Abstentions
JetBrains161 (95)9 (5)4
ARM136 (91)13 (9)25

For more information about the candidates who ran for the 2017 Executive Committee Special Election, please visit the 2017 Executive Committee Special Election Nominees page.

13 April 2017 Voter eligibility deadline
13 April 2017 Meet the JCP EC Special Election Candidates Teleconference 10 am PDT
18 April - 1 May 2017 Ballot open for voting
2 May 2017 Special Election results available
15 May 2017 New EC Members from Special Election take office


Under the JCP 2.10 rules, there are 16 Ratified Seats, 6 Elected Seats, 2 Associate Seats and the permanent seat held by Oracle America. Members serve 2-year terms that are staggered so that 12 of the 24 seats are normally up for ratification/election each year.

The EC members guide the evolution of the Java technologies. The EC represents a cross-section of both major stakeholders and other members of the Java Community. Duties are: select JSRs for development, approve draft Specifications for Public Review, approve Final Specifications, review TCK appeals, approve Maintenance revisions and possibly defer some features to a new JSR, approve transfer of maintenance duties between members and provide guidance to the Program Management Office (PMO). For more information on the EC, see the Executive Committee Info page.

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For more information on the JCP, see the JCP Overview page.

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