Board elections 2012

Today, we are formally opening the second elections to the Open Rights Group’s Board. This time, we are asking you to nominate and elect three board members for a term of three years. As before, the Board will appoint extra members to balance skills and experience. You can find our current Board members here.


The ballot will be by post, so we need your current postal address. If it has changed since you joined ORG, call us on 020 7096 1079 weekdays between 10 am and 6 pm, or email you may be asked for some details to verify your identity.

Want to stand for the Board?

Anyone who is a current paying ORG Supporter can stand for the election. You need to find a proposer and seconder. Nominations open today and remain open until Tuesday 20 March 2012. A “hustings” where candidates will answer questions from supporters will take place at ORGCon.

Read the rules here:

CanI meet the candidates?

Hopefully, yes. Come to ORGCon – and meet them at the hustings! There’s plenty of other great reasons to come to ORGCon, including keynotes by Cory Doctorow and Larry Lessig, training sessions and in depth talks on privacy, censorship and digital rights. See the full programme.

When will the postal vote take place?

The postal vote will take place after ORGCon, in April, after candidates have given us their statements and we have printed ballot papers. Don’t forget to update your address! The count will take place in early May.

Information about the election

You can find out more about the election here. The full rules are here.

Thank you for your support, which we depend on to fight for your digital rights: and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.