A by-election happens when an office becomes vacant between usually scheduled elections. Such a situation has recently developed in the TAG and we are now in the middle of a special election process to fill a seat vacated by Marcos Caceres, due to his recent affiliation change. Two candidates have been put forward by their respective organizations: Frederick Hirsch from Nokia and Sergey Konstantinov from Yandex. Under W3C rules, the Advisory Committee representatives of W3C member companies now must vote on one of these two candidates to fill the vacant seat.
Both candidates have written blog posts which detail their positions, approach and thoughts on the future of the TAG.
Frederick Hirsch: http://fhirsch.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/what-should-w3c-tag-do-next.html
If you are a member of an organization that belongs to W3C, then you have a chance to influence this election and the future make-up and work program of the TAG. I encourage you to read these posts and to encourage your Advisory Committee representative to participate in the election. Votes must be cast by Tuesday the 16th of July.