Announcement of 5.x Technical Board Election Registration

The release of Django 4.2 represents the final feature release of a major release series of Django. Per DEP-0010 this release triggers the election for the Technical board for the Django 5.x release cycle.

All individual DSF members are automatically registered electors.

If you are not a DSF member and would like to apply to vote you need to register here.

The process of electing a new Technical Board will be:

  • Registration of Electors is now open, and will close Friday April 21, 2023 AoE.
  • Registration of Candidates will then be open for one week ending Friday April 28th, 2023 AoE
  • On May 5th, 2023 all registered and approved electors will receive an email to the email address they are registered with along with a unique code to be used when voting.
  • Voting will be open for one week, until May 12th, 2023 AoE.
  • The results of the election will be announced when voting is finished.

All times are Anywhere on Earth (AoE), or UTC-12:00.

If you have any questions about the election please see the post on for contact details: Announcement of 5.x Technical Board Election Registration | Weblog | Django

Katie McLaughlin,

Secretary, Django Software Foundation

Django 5.x Steering Council Candidate Registration

With the completion of the Django 4.x major release cycle and in accordance with DEP-0010 and DEP-0012, it is now time to collect candidates for the Django Steering Council.

Steering council candidates must demonstrate:

  • A history of substantive contributions to Django or the Django ecosystem. This history must begin at least 18 months prior to the individual’s candidacy for the Steering Council, and include substantive contributions in at least two of these bullet points:
    • Code contributions on Django projects or major third-party packages in the Django ecosystem
    • Reviewing pull requests and/or triaging Django project tickets
    • Documentation, tutorials or blog posts
    • Discussions about Django on the django-developers mailing list or the Django Forum
    • Running Django-related events or user groups
  • A history of engagement with the direction and future of Django. This does not need to be recent, but candidates who have not engaged in the past three years must still demonstrate an understanding of Django’s changes and direction within those three years.

To register your candidacy, we require you to enter your name, email, and a bio/evidence of qualifications. The candidacy form has optional fields for your GitHub, Twitter, and website which can be useful for evaluating your qualifications.

Your email address will only be used by the DSF to contact you related to the election and process and will not be shared publicly.

Registration for Candidates will end on April 30th, 2023 AoE.

Please register using this form.

If you have questions about the election please contact

Katie McLaughlin,
Secretary, Django Software Foundation

Django 5.x Steering Council Election Results

The Steering Council for the Django 5.x release cycle will be:

  • Simon Charette
  • Andrew Godwin
  • Adam Johnson
  • James Bennett

Congratulations to the new council, and a special thank you for the departing members Thomas Forbes and Florian Apolloner.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the nominations and voting.

Voting breakdown:

  • 268 eligible voters
  • 74 votes received

There were not enough candidates to fill the positions available, so all candidates were successful.

Full voting breakdown available on

Katie McLaughlin,
Secretary, Django Software Foundation