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Java Community Process: EC Elections 2019

2019 Executive Committee (EC) Elections

The 2019 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 18 November 2019 at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.

This year, there were 5 Ratified, 2 Elected and 2 Associate Seats open for election.

Congratulations to the following JCP Members as the newly elected and re-elected EC Members.

Ratified Seats (all serving a two-year term): Arm, Fujitsu, IBM, Intel and Sociedade de Usuários da Tecnologia Java - SouJava

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

Associate Seats: Marcus Biel (serving a two-year term) and Ken Fogel (serving a one-year term)

Newly elected EC Members take their seats on Tuesday, 3 December 2019.

Detailed Election Results

Voting Period: 5 - 18 November 2019

Number of Eligible Voters: 976
Percent of Eligible Voters Casting Votes: 30.12%

Number of Full and Partner Members Eligible to Vote: 403
Percent of Full and Partner Members Casting Votes: 28.04%

Number of Associate Members Eligible to Vote: 573
Percent of Associate Members Casting Votes: 31.59%

Ratified Seats:

CandidateYes votes (%)No votes (%)Abstentions
Arm88 (96)4 (4)21
Fujitsu87 (89)11 (11)15
IBM100 (95)5 (5)8
Intel92 (91)9 (9)12
Sociedade de Usuários da Tecnologia Java - SouJava98 (94)6 (6)9

Elected Seats:

The top two (2) candidates have been elected.

CandidateVotes (%)
Twitter70 (32)
Tomitribe63 (29)
iJUG Interessenverbund der Java User Gro46 (21)
BellSoft39 (18)

Associate Seats:

The top two (2) candidates have been elected.

CandidateVotes (%)
Marcus Biel78 (24)
Ken Fogel69 (21)
Ixchel Ruiz64 (20)
Werner Keil58 (18)
Utrecht Java User Group25 (8)
Sven Ruppert17 (5)
CoffeeJug13 (4)

For more information about the candidates who ran for the 2019 Executive Committee Election, please visit the 2019 Executive Committee Elections Nominees page.

10 September - 7 October 2019 Nominations open for Elected and Associate Seats
16 September 2019 Public EC meeting at Oracle Code One (EC nominees should attend)
7 October 2019 Voter eligibility deadline
24 October 2019 Meet the JCP Executive Committee Candidates Teleconference @ 10 AM PDT
5 - 18 November 2019 Ballot open for voting
19 November 2019 Elections results available
3 December 2019 New EC Members take office


Under the JCP 2.11 rules, the EC will be resized.

  • For the 2019 annual elections, three Ratified and one Elected Seats will be eliminated, thereby reducing the EC to 21 members.
  • For the 2020 annual elections, two Ratified and one Elected Seats will be eliminated, thereby reducing the EC to 18 members.
After the 2020 annual elections, there will be 11 Ratified Seats, 4 Elected Seats, 2 Associate Seats and the permanent seat held by Oracle America. Members serve 2-year terms that are staggered so that 8 or 9 of the 17 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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