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Java Community Process: EC Elections 2023

2023 Executive Committee (EC) Elections

The 2023 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 20 November 2023 at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.

This year, there were 5 Ratified, 2 Elected, and 1 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 Ltd, Fujitsu Limited, IBM, Intel, and SouJava - The Java Users Society

Elected Seats (all serving a two-year term): Services, Inc and Azul Systems

Associate Seats: (serving a two-year term): Japan Java User Group

Newly elected EC Members take their seats on Tuesday, 5 December 2023.

Detailed Election Results

Voting Period: 7 - 20 November 2023

Number of Eligible Voters: 875
Percent of Eligible Voters Casting Votes: 23.89%

Number of Full and Partner Members Eligible to Vote: 411
Percent of Full and Partner Members Casting Votes: 23.36%

Number of Associate Members Eligible to Vote: 464
Percent of Associate Members Casting Votes: 24.35%

Ratified Seats:

CandidateYes votes (%)No votes (%)Abstentions
Arm Ltd82 (94)5 (6)9
Fujitsu Limited75 (93)6 (7)15
IBM87 (94)6 (6)3
Intel87 (94)6 (6)3
SouJava - The Java Users Society86 (97)3 (3)7

Elected Seats:

The top two (2) candidates have been elected.

CandidateVotes (%)
Azul Systems66 (41) Services, Inc55 (34)
Google41 (25)

Associate Seats:

The top one (1) candidate has been elected.

CandidateVotes (%)
Japan Java User Group22 (20)
A N M Bazlur Rahman21 (19)
Zoran Sevarac21 (19)
GOJava17 (15)
Miroslav Wengner16 (14)
Christian Grobmeier15 (13)

For more information about the candidates who ran for the 2023 Executive Committee Election, please visit the 2023 Executive Committee Elections Nominees page.

19 September - 2 October 2023 Nominations open for Elected and Associate Seats
26 September 2023 Voter eligibility deadline
26 October 2023 Meet the JCP Executive Committee Candidates Zoom Webinar @ 10 AM PDT
7 - 20 November 2023 Ballot open for voting
21 November 2023 Elections results available
5 November 2023 New EC Members take office


Under the JCP 2.11 rules, the EC has resized. In 2021 and going forward, 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.

Contact the PMO for election questions at