Thursday, October 19, 2017

Board Election Open With Clean Slate - Please Vote

Dear OWASP Community,

The NEW 2017 OWASP Board of Directors election has been opened. In order to ensure fair results, the previous vote tallies have been zeroed out for this totally NEW ELECTION. Whether or not you already voted, please take a few moments to cast your vote and help decide the future direction of OWASP!

If you are a member in good standing with voting privileges, you should receive an invitation to vote in the election by the end of the day today, 10/19/2017.  If you do not receive an email, but believe you should have, or have any other issues related to the election, please email

The process behind the scenes for the past two days has been scrambling to ensure that the election is set up properly and doing a second review of the setup before re-opening.

Even as the election opens, OWASP Staff are working tirelessly to make sure that anyone who should be able to vote can.  Unfortunately, this continues to be a highly manual process.  
The anticipated process and timeline is outlined below.
  • 10/19 - open election
  • 10/23 - send renewal email to members that expired who should be able to renew & vote
  • 10/30 - close renewals related to voting (renew before 10/30 to vote in the election)
  • 11/9 - close voting
  • 11/13 - notify candidates
  • 11/14 - share the results with the community

It is critically important that the community participate in this important election in which we will be choosing four new board members.

I apologize again for the inconvenience caused through this process. Thank you for your support and patience as we worked through these issues. As always, feel free to contact me or other leaders directly in addition to the address above if you have further questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Matt Konda
OWASP Board Chair


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