2013 Stewards Election - candidate submission closes in a week
I'd like to inform everyone that Steward Election 2013  has now begun. Self-nominations from eligible candidates is open since 15 January. Interested candidates can check their eligibility and procedure to submit the nomination on the guidelines page . We are open to accept candidate submissions till January 28, 2013, 23:59 (UTC). Questions to the candidates can also be posted.
Confirmation of existing stewards  is scheduled to run concurrently with the election.
Please remember, the voting and confirmation discussion have not yet begun and will be not until February 8, 2013, 00:00 (UTC). Voters eligibility is outlined at the guideline page as well.
For those who want to help us out with translation, please see our translation portal . Your contribution is really appreciated. If you have any questions or comments about the election and confirmation, feel free to post on the talk page, or the IRC channel #wikimedia-stewards-elections.
Lastly, do feel free to forward this email and inform your local community. There is only slightly more than 1 week before candidate submission closes.