Hello PSF-Vote and PSF-Community,
We have some great news to share - that we have seated one additional at-large director on the Python board, Paola Pacheco. Paola was tied with Trey Hunner in the recent election, and Trey was chosen via the official tiebreaking procedure.
However, after review of the new bylaws and election results, we were able to seat one more director. This new director is Paola. Congratulations!
How did this occur?
Section 5.5 of the new bylaws say: "At the 2017 annual meeting of members and at each annual meeting thereafter, the voting members shall elect directors sufficient to fill eleven (11) at-large director seats."
In this latest election, Van Lindberg explicitly ran on the basis that, if elected, he would fill an officer director seat. . At the first meeting of the new board, Van was appointed an Officer director, leaving one at-large director seat open. Given the existing vote already captured the preferences of the membership, identifying Paola as the 11th at-large director was found to be consistent with the bylaws, with the vote of the membership, and was determined to not invalidate any portion of the vote under Delaware law.
Van Lindberg, PSF General Counsel
Naomi Ceder, Chair, PSF Board of Directors
 Section 5.5.1: "The corporation shall have up to two Officer Directors selected from the Officers of the Corporation, with the initial selection of Officer Directors corresponding to the positions of Director of Operations and General Counsel, subject to a vote of the members."
 From Van's write-up on the board candidates list at https://wiki.python.org/moin/PythonSoftwareFoundation/BoardC andidates2017#id18: "Note: If elected, I expect that I will be appointed to an 'Officer Director' position."