A vote to ratify the Revised Enforcement Guidelines for the Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) will be held from 17 January 2023 until 31 January 2023 23:59:59 (UTC) via SecurePoll. All eligible voters within the Wikimedia Community have an opportunity to support or oppose the adoption of the Enforcement Guidelines, and share why. Ratification of the enforcement guidelines is necessary to establish enforcement pathways and processes for the UCoC. Find more details on voting instructions, including voter eligibility, below.
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In mid-January, the Enforcement Guidelines (EGs) for the Universal Code of Conduct will undergo a second community-wide ratification vote. This follows the March 2022 vote, which provided a majority support result, but highlighted important community concerns that the Board’s Community Affairs Committee (CAC) requested revising. The Revisions Committee reviewed the community input and made changes. Areas of concern, such as balancing privacy and transparency, as well as training and affirmation requirements, have been updated.