Council election 2021-1

All, this was announced across Discord and on Reddit on Saturday and tweeted as well. But an omission on my part was to actually create a post on the community forum as well. That is now done.


After the finalization of the Director vote it has now become time for the Council elections to take place. As outlined in Doc 008 the council will be responsible for providing oversight over resources and operational management.

Entities will now have the chance to announce their council seat candidacy, to be voted on by Standing Parties, with the term set to start on March 22. We recommend that prospective Director candidates apply as corporate entities rather than as natural persons.

Candidates can announce their candidacy by creating a thread within the Council Candidates sub-forum on the community platform, based on the seat designation they are seeking. The three designations are general, governance and technology. There will be a separate election for each designated seat.
General seat designation candidate sub-forum:
Governance seat designation candidate sub-forum:
Technology seat designation candidate sub-forum:

  • The thread title shall only contain the name of the candidate. If the candidate is an entity, the name should be the entity name and representative.
  • The body of the thread will include the information the candidate wants to present to the community, including the information of the natural person that will represent that entity to serve on the council. Furthermore candidates must express their expected compensation.
  • A candidate may only run for one seat designation at the same time and is obliged to disclose all their actual, potential or perceived conflicts of interest (financial and non-financial) as detailed in Doc 008.

Please see the Director + Council framework document for further information on the council's role:

Furthermore, here is the link to Doc001, which is required to be posted as part of a council election under Doc008:

The election is subject to the timeline below
All times UTC:
2021-03-01 00:00 Four day candidacy submissions open.
2021-03-04 23:59 Candidacy submissions close.
2021-03-05 00:00 The start of the seven day question and answer period.
2021-03-11 23:59 The end of the four day question and answer period.
2021-03-12 00:00 - 23:59 The 24-hour period for candidates to answer any remaining questions.
2021-03-13 00:00 The start of the three day voting period.
2021-03-15 23:59 The end of the three day voting period.
2021-03-22 00:00 Council term starts
Section 3.3.2 of Doc008 specifies a 28 day period between the conclusion of the election process and the commencement of the terms, to allow for transition between members. Since a council currently does exist, there cannot be a transition. Therefore a 7 day period before commencement is set.
Reminder: The Q&A period for the council election will close in approximately three hours at 23:59 UTC. Please refrain from asking further questions after that time. Candidates have another 24 hours to finish answering questions or make any final statements, after which time the vote will be organized.
The vote for the Factom council has now concluded. The following three candidates have won seats on the council:

  • General seat: [Open DLT SL] Anton Ilzheev
  • Governance seat: [Emergo Management BV] Wesley Broekhoven
  • Technology seat: [DBGrow Inc] Julian Fletcher-Taylor

The council term will start on March 22 at 00:00 UTC

Congratulations to the new council members and thank you everyone that put forward their candidacy.