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Python Enhancement Proposals

PEP 8104 – 2023 Term Steering Council election

Ee Durbin <ee at>
Brett Cannon <brett at>

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This document describes the schedule and other details of the December 2022 election for the Python steering council, as specified in PEP 13. This is the steering council election for the 2023 term (i.e. Python 3.12).

Election Administration

The steering council appointed the Python Software Foundation Director of Infrastructure, Ee Durbin, to administer the election.


There will be a two-week nomination period, followed by a two-week vote.

The nomination period was: November 14, 2022 through November 28, 2022 AoE [2].

The voting period was: December 1, 2022 through December 14, 2022 AoE [2].


Candidates must be nominated by a core team member. If the candidate is a core team member, they may nominate themselves.

Nominees (in alphabetical order):

Withdrawn nominations:

  • None

Voter Roll

All active Python core team members are eligible to vote. Active status is determined as described in PEP 13 and implemented via the software at python/voters [1].

Ballots will be distributed based on the the Python Voter Roll [1] for this election.

While this file is not public as it contains private email addresses, the Complete Voter Roll by name will be made available when the roll is created.

Election Implementation

The election will be conducted using the Helios Voting Service.


Short name: 2023-python-steering-council

Name: 2023 Python Steering Council Election

Description: Election for the Python steering council, as specified in PEP 13. This is steering council election for the 2023 term.

type: Election

Use voter aliases: [X]

Randomize answer order: [X]

Private: [X]

Help Email Address:

Voting starts at: December 1, 2022 12:00 UTC

Voting ends at: December 15, 2022 12:00 UTC

This will create an election in which:

  • Voting is not open to the public, only those on the Voter Roll may participate. Ballots will be emailed when voting starts.
  • Candidates are presented in random order, to help avoid bias.
  • Voter identities and ballots are protected against cryptographic advances.


Question 1

Select between 0 and - (approval) answers. Result Type: absolute

Question: Select candidates for the Python Steering Council

Answer #1 - #N: Candidates from Candidates_ Section


Of 85 eligible voters, 66 cast ballots.

The top five vote-getters are:

  • Pablo Galindo Salgado
  • Gregory P. Smith
  • Emily Morehouse
  • Brett Cannon
  • Thomas Wouters

No conflict of interest as defined in PEP 13 were observed.

The full vote counts are as follows:

Candidate Votes Received
Pablo Galindo Salgado 61
Gregory P. Smith 48
Emily Morehouse 47
Brett Cannon 42
Thomas Wouters 39
Petr Viktorin 36
Victor Stinner 34
Dong-hee Na 29

Complete Voter Roll

Active Python core developers

Alex Gaynor
Alex Waygood
Ammar Askar
Andrew Svetlov
Antoine Pitrou
Barry Warsaw
Batuhan Taskaya
Benjamin Peterson
Berker Peksağ
Brandt Bucher
Brett Cannon
Brian Curtin
Brian Quinlan
Carol Willing
Cheryl Sabella
Chris Jerdonek
Chris Withers
Christian Heimes
Dennis Sweeney
Dino Viehland
Dong-hee Na
Emily Morehouse
Éric Araujo
Eric Snow
Eric V. Smith
Erlend Egeberg Aasland
Ethan Furman
Ezio Melotti
Facundo Batista
Filipe Laíns
Fred Drake
Georg Brandl
Giampaolo Rodolà
Gregory P. Smith
Guido van Rossum
Hugo van Kemenade
Hynek Schlawack
Inada Naoki
Irit Katriel
Ivan Levkivskyi
Jason R. Coombs
Jelle Zijlstra
Jeremy Kloth
Jesús Cea
Joannah Nanjekye
Julien Palard
Karthikeyan Singaravelan
Ken Jin
Kumar Aditya
Kurt B. Kaiser
Kushal Das
Kyle Stanley
Larry Hastings
Łukasz Langa
Lysandros Nikolaou
Marc-André Lemburg
Mark Dickinson
Mark Shannon
Nathaniel J. Smith
Ned Deily
Neil Schemenauer
Alyssa Coghlan
Pablo Galindo
Paul Ganssle
Paul Moore
Petr Viktorin
R. David Murray
Raymond Hettinger
Ronald Oussoren
Senthil Kumaran
Serhiy Storchaka
Stefan Behnel
Stéphane Wirtel
Steve Dower
Steven D'Aprano
Tal Einat
Terry Jan Reedy
Thomas Wouters
Tim Golden
Tim Peters
Victor Stinner
Vinay Sajip
Yury Selivanov
Zachary Ware


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