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2021 Executive Committee (EC) Election

The 2021 Fall Executive Committee Elections have started. This year, there are five Ratified, two Elected and one Associate Seats open for election.

Voting for the 2021 EC Election will begin on 2 November and will continue through 15 November. All JCP Members eligible to vote will receive their ballot instructions on 2 November via e-mail.

Learn about the candidates and their qualifications at the 2021 Executive Committee Elections Nominees page.

The PMO will host the Meet the JCP EC Candidates Zoom webinar on Thursday, 28 October at 10 AM PDT. If you are a candidate, you are strongly encouraged to attend. Please review the webinar details and register in advance. The call will be recorded and posted on at a later time.

If you have any questions, please send us an email at

7 September - 4 October 2021 Nominations open for Elected and Associate Seats
28 September 2021 Voter eligibility deadline
28 October 2021 Meet the JCP EC Candidates Zoom Webinar (EC nominees should attend)
2 -15 November 2021 Ballot open for voting
16 November 2021 Election results available
30 November 2021 New EC members take office


Under the JCP 2.11 rules, the EC has resized. In 2021 and going forward, there will be 11 Ratified Seats, 4 Elected Seats, 2 Associate Seats and the permanent seat held by Oracle America. Members serve 2-year terms that are staggered so that 8 or 9 of the 17 seats are normally up for ratification/election each year.

The EC members guide the evolution of the Java technologies. The EC represents a cross-section of both major stakeholders and other members of the Java Community. Duties are: select JSRs for development, approve draft Specifications for Public Review, approve Final Specifications, review TCK appeals, approve Maintenance revisions and possibly defer some features to a new JSR, approve transfer of maintenance duties between members and provide guidance to the Program Management Office (PMO). For more information on the EC, see the Executive Committee Info page.