Fedora Elections

Fedora has several elected bodies that regularly conduct elections every release cycle. In addition, Fedora teams can request one-off elections from the Fedora Program Manager when trying to select new leadership or otherwise reach a decision through a formal voting process.

Upcoming elections

The following elections will take place after each release:


See the election schedule for authoritative dates. Dates may change based on the final release date.

Elections process

Selection of questions from Questionnaire

From the set of collected questions for nominees to FESCo (Engineering), Fedora Council, and Mindshare|Mindshare teams, top 3 questions are selected, based on Council decision. The selected questions will be given to each candidate to answer before the voting period begins as part of campaign.

The top selected questions for each body are put in templates in a non-public part of the elections-interviews repo (ssh://git@pagure.io/tickets/fedora-pgm/elections-interviews.git).

Nominations for Elected Positions

During this period people may self-nominate to open seats. If they wish to nominate someone else, please consult with that person ahead of time.


Nominees are requested to answer the selected questions using a private issue in Pagure. In this way, only the Program Manager and Fedora Action and Impact Coordinator (as election wrangler substitute) are allowed to see these answers.

Voting Setup & Validation & Publishing of interviews

It is the responsibility of the Program Manager to validate the eligibility of nominees for elections. In compliance with Fedora Council decision #135, nominees not having completed their interviews (as a private issue in Pagure) are excluded from the list of nominees.

The Program Manager is responsible for publishing these interviews on the Fedora Community Blog as well as setup of the voting machine for the elections.

Voting Information

The Fedora Elections Guide has information on the voting method used in the Fedora elections and detailed instructions on how to cast your vote.

If you are familiar with the voting process, you may go straight to the elections application to cast your votes.

Eligible Voters Voting eligibility is determined by a community member’s Fedora Account System (FAS) memberships.

  • To vote for the Fedora Council you must have cla_done in FAS.

  • To vote for FESCo you must have cla_done + one other "non-cla" group in FAS.

  • To vote for Mindshare you must have a cla_done in FAS.

  • To vote for EPEL Steering Committee you must have cla_done + one other "non-cla" group in FAS.

Historical elections