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2023 Executive Committee (EC) Election

It is time to start preparing the materials for the 2023 JCP EC Election.

The JCP accepts nominations for 5 Ratified, 2 Elected and 1 Associate Seats from 19 September through 2 October. The ballot will be open from 7 November until 20 November. The results will be available on on 21 November.

The following information is required for self-nomination.

1) Contact Information / Biography

Each EC seat is represented by two people - a primary and alternate representative. Provide the following information for each representative:

  • Name
  • Title
  • Email Address
  • Mailing Address
  • Phone Number
  • A brief biography (3-5 sentences / ~100-200 words) for Primary Contact; a long biography may get truncated on the ballot but will be posted in its entirety on our nominations page.

2) Qualification Statement

A brief (2-3 paragraph) description of your qualifications for an EC seat; a long description may get truncated on the ballot but will be posted in its entirety on our nominations page. This is a Qualification Statement for the organization you represent. It should include the value and perspective you bring to the EC, your interests in the JCP program, as well as a summary of your current participation or planned participation in the JCP program (your entire organization) -- JSRs, participation on Expert Groups, meetings/events attended, etc. This statement will appear on the ballot and will convince community members that they should vote for you, so please include relevant information about your experience within the JCP program and your investments in Java technology.

3) Position Paper

One of the pieces of information we make available to the JCP membership for voting purposes is a position paper. If you would like to provide this type of information for the ballot, please prepare in a PDF format for posting. This would be more detail on areas that you would put focus into during your tenure on the JCP EC.

Sample qualification statements and position papers are available on the 2022 Executive Committee Elections Nominees page.

If you have an interest in participating in the JCP EC, please start preparing these materials now. If you have any questions, please send us an email at

19 September - 2 October 2023 Nominations open for Elected and Associate Seats
26 September 2023 Voter eligibility deadline
26 October 2023 Meet the JCP EC Candidates Zoom webinar @ 10 AM PDT (EC nominees should attend)
7 -20 November 2023 Ballot open for voting
21 November 2023 Election results available
5 December 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.