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2016 Executive Committee (EC) Election

It is time to start preparing the materials for the 2016 JCP EC Election.

This is the first election to be held under the JCP 2.10 rules. For more information about the Executive Committee, refer to the Executive Committee Information page.

The nominations period of the election will begin on 30 August. The JCP will accept nominations for 8 Ratified, 6 Elected and 2 Associate Seats through 19 September. JCP Members who wish to nominate should send mail to with the information below. You can check the current list of nominees: 2016 EC Elections Nominations. The ballot will be open from 1 November until 14 November. The results will be available on on 15 November.

The following information is required for self-nomination. Send your nominations to with the subject line "Nominating for a <Ratified/Elected/Associate> Seat."

1) Contact Information / Biography

Each EC seat is represented by two people - a primary and alternate representative. Provide the following information for each representative:

  • Name
  • Title
  • Email Address
  • Mailing Address
  • Phone Number
  • Fax
  • A brief biography (3-5 sentences / ~100-200 words) for Primary Contact; long biography may get truncated on the ballot but will be posted in its entirety on our nominations page.

2) Qualification Statement

A brief (2-3 paragraph) description of your qualifications for an EC seat; long description may get truncated on the ballot but will be posted in its entirety on our nominations page. This is a Qualification Statement for the organization you represent. It should include the value and perspective you bring to the EC, your interests in the JCP program, as well as a summary of your current participation or planned participation in the JCP program (your entire organization) -- JSRs, participation on Expert Groups, meetings/events attended, etc. This statement will appear on the ballot and will convince community members that they should vote for you, so please include relevant information about your experience within the JCP program and your investments in Java technology.

3) Position Paper

One of the pieces of information we make available to the JCP membership for voting purposes is a position paper. If you would like to provide this type of information for the ballot, please prepare in pdf format for posting. This would be more detail on areas that you would put focus into during your tenure on the JCP EC.

Sample qualification statements and position papers are available on the 2015 Executive Committee Elections Nominees page.

If you have an interest in participating in the JCP EC, please start preparing these materials now. If you have any questions, please send us an email at

30 August - 19 September 2016 Nominations open for Elected and Associate Seats
18 September 2016 Public EC meeting at JavaOne (EC nominees should attend)
13 October 2016 Meet the JCP Executive Committee Candidates Teleconference (Time TBD)
27 October 2016 Voter eligibility deadline
1 - 14 November 2016 Ballot open for voting
29 November 2016 New EC Members take office


Under the JCP 2.10 rules, there are 16 Ratified Seats, 8 Elected Seats, 2 Associate Seats and the permanent seat held by Oracle America. Members serve 2-year terms that are staggered so that 12 of the 24 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.

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For more information on the JCP, see the JCP Overview page.

Contact the PMO for election questions at