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Java Community Process: EC Elections 2017

2017 Executive Committee (EC) Elections

The 2017 Fall Executive Committee (EC) Elections process is now complete. The EC Elections process was launched in June 2000. This election was hosted by Votenet and closed on 13 November 2017 at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.

This year, there were 8 Ratified, 3 Elected and 1 Associate Seats open for election.

Congratulations to the following JCP Members as the elected EC Members.

Ratified Seats (all serving a two-year term): ARM, Credit Suisse, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Intel, Red Hat and Sociedade de Usários da Tecnologia Java - SouJava

Elected Seats (all serving a two-year term): Twitter, Hazelcast and Tomitribe

Associate Seat (serving a two-year term): Andres Almiray (it was a tie; see the 2017 Executive Committee (EC) Election page for more details on the EC Election tiebreaker process)

Newly elected EC Members take their seats on Tuesday, 28 November 2017.

Detailed Election Results

Voting Period: 31 October - 13 November 2017

Number of Eligible Voters: 1177
Percent of Eligible Voters Casting Votes: 32.97%

Number of Full and Partner Members Eligible to Vote: 768
Percent of Full and Partner Members Casting Votes: 23.70%

Number of Associate Members Eligible to Vote: 409
Percent of Associate Members Casting Votes: 50.37%

Ratified Seats:

CandidateYes votes (%)No votes (%)Abstentions
ARM132 (91)13 (9)37
Credit Suisse123 (84)24 (16)35
Fujitsu135 (90)15 (10)32
Hewlett Packard Enterprise118 (82)26 (18)38
IBM154 (93)11 (7)17
Intel145 (93)11 (7)26
Red Hat163 (96)7 (4)12
Sociedade de Usários da Tecnologia Java - SouJava144 (92)12 (8)26

Elected Seats:

The top three (3) candidates have been elected.

CandidateVotes (%)
Twitter126 (27)
Hazelcast120 (26)
Tomitribe114 (25)
Alibaba93 (20)
UEDB Limited8 (2)

Associate Seat:

The top one (1) candidate has been elected using the defined tiebreaker process - see the 2017 Executive Committee (EC) Election page for more details.

CandidateVotes (%)
Andres Almiray58 (29)
Werner Keil58 (29)
Andrew Gumbrecht44 (22)
Geir Magnusson Jr19 (9)
Andres Cespedes Morales17 (8)
Magesh Kasthuri7 (3)

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

26 September - 9 October 2017 Nominations open for Elected and Associate Seats
1 October 2017 Public EC meeting at JavaOne (EC nominees should attend)
26 October 2017 Meet the JCP Executive Committee Candidates Teleconference @ 10 AM PDT
26 October 2017 Voter eligibility deadline
31 October - 13 November 2017 Ballot open for voting
14 November 2017 Elections results available
28 November 2017 New EC Members 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.

Contact the PMO for election questions at