Due to the technical issues with connect.opensuse.org duplicating names on the candidate list for the election while simultaniously removing some others, the Board election remains on hold.
Satisfactorily debugging the root cause of the problems has proven to be impossible. The volunteers working on this investigation were hidered by a temporary outage of the MySQL database during the time they had available for their investigation. While all tests seem to suggest connect.opensuse.org is working satisfactorily at the moment, there is insufficient confidence that it can be trusted for the next Board election.
We have wanted to replace connect.opensuse.org for some while, but despite this desire no one has stepped up with a viable alternative. As we need to elect a new board with some urgency, we do not have the luxury of time to continue waiting.
Therefore Martin Pluskal will be urgently investigating the use of an alternative service for this particular election, such as SurveyMonkey. As only openSUSE Members can vote, this will likely require using the email addresses in connect.opensuse.org to email members and direct them with an individual, one-time-use, link to the poll.
Martin will provide the details once his investigations into suitable tools is complete. Meanwhile you can help by ensuring your email address details are correct in https://connect.opensuse.org
Please go to https://connect.opensuse.org and login and then click on your username then "Edit Profile" (or go to https://connect.opensuse.org/pg/profile/%24USERNAME/edit/ but replacing $USERNAME with your username)
Please then check/edit/correct your Email in your connect profile.
Once this election is complete, Tomas Chvatal and anyone else willing to help will be needed to find a suitable replacement for connect.opensuse.org for voting. We require both a voting platform (eg. Helios - https://heliosvoting.org/) and a suitable replacement database and process for approving openSUSE Members.
Thank you - The openSUSE Board