September 2009 Nominations

Discussion in 'Past Elections Archive' started by Chowda Head, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Chowda Head

    Chowda Head TNPer

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    Yes folks, it's that time of the year again. Elections!!! We have these seats ripe for the picking:

    1 WA Delegate
    1 Vice WA Delegate
    1 Speaker of the Assembly
    3 CLO Members

    You may nominate yourself or somebody else. To be confirmed as a candidate for any position a nominee must be seconded and accept the nomination (if they were nominated by somebody else).

    The nomination period will last for 7 days. Nominations will close on September 10, 2009 @ 6:30PM GMT.

    The following people have been confirmed as candidates (updated as needed):

    WA Delegate

    JAL

    Vice WA Delegate

    Grosseschnauzer

    Speaker of the Assembly

    Dyr Nasad

    CLO
     
  2. Blue Wolf II

    Blue Wolf II TNPer

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    I nominate Todd McCloud for WA Delegate.
     
  3. mr_sniffles

    mr_sniffles TNPer

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    Has not been an RA member for 30 days, isn't even an RA member right now.

    Otherwise I'd second.
     
  4. Dyr Nasad

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    I'll run for Speaker.
     
  5. Grosseschnauzer

    Grosseschnauzer TNPer

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    I shall not stand for election to another term as Speaker.

    I might run for Vice Delegate, if Ator People decides not to run again for VD.
     
  6. Ator People

    Ator People TNPer

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    I nominate Grosseschnauzer for Vice Delegate.

    I will not be running again.
     
  7. King Durk the Awesome

    King Durk the Awesome TNPer

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    I'll go ahead and nominate myself for WA Delegate.

    Also, seconded Dyr Nasad and Grosseschnauzer.
     
  8. Dyr Nasad

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    second JAL
     
  9. Chowda Head

    Chowda Head TNPer

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    Right. The changes have been made. We still need at least 3 people for the CLO slots. And maybe another person or two in the rest of the slots just for a little competition.
     
  10. Todd McCloud

    Todd McCloud TNPer

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    Though I probably can't win anything, I'd still run to keep the competitive edge going. Helps with activity, makes people pay close attention and remain entertained.

    EDIT: I also don't know if this means anything, but I used to be an RA member for about 90 days or so. Should be in the records.
     
  11. Dyr Nasad

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    I believe you have to be an RA member at the time of the elections for at least 30 days....but if you apply for the RA, then [I think] that you can run for a CLO seat.
     
  12. Grosseschnauzer

    Grosseschnauzer TNPer

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    I hadn't actually accepted nomination for the VD slot yet, but I'll do so now.
     
  13. Chowda Head

    Chowda Head TNPer

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    I apologize Gross. I didn't properly read your post and thought that you had said you would run if Ator didn't. :pinch:
     
  14. Dyr Nasad

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    we need to shorten the nom/voting time....
     
  15. Chowda Head

    Chowda Head TNPer

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    That's what the RA is for Dyr. Draft up a proposal and put it up. Although personally, I think a week is just fine.
     
  16. Dyr Nasad

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    Yeah, I'm going to (I wouldn't mind a week if there were more people/actual campaigning/etc)
     
  17. King Durk the Awesome

    King Durk the Awesome TNPer

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    people should probably run for CLO.
     
  18. Dyr Nasad

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    yeah...you're almost guaranteed to win....maybe syd and ator should run?
     
  19. Sydia

    Sydia TNPer

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    I don't even know what the CLO does. If elected to it my first act would be to quit and suggest we abolish it.

    No court ruling yet, but I'm assuming I'm at the two-term limit, so I'll take a powder after this.

    I might ask to go for Vice Del just for the sake of competition, and the fact that I can (I think).
     
  20. Chowda Head

    Chowda Head TNPer

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    We're just waiting for HC to make the announcement Syd. Whatever the case may be, there's nothing anywhere that I can find that says you can't run for a different seat.
     
  21. Ator People

    Ator People TNPer

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    I would run but I just don't have the time - I'll be even busier than I was this summer during the next few months.
     
  22. Haor Chall

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    Apologies, RL got in the way this weekend. Not to mention finding out I'm going to be made redundant. Great news just as I'm about to go on holiday (tomorrow!). :)

    Anyway, it's posted.
     
  23. Former English Colony

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    Can I nominate myself for Delegate?
     
  24. Chowda Head

    Chowda Head TNPer

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    Yes you can FEC, and you just, and I mean just, slipped in. Find somebody who will second you though.

    And for everybody else, the nomination period is now closed. The actual poll will appear later today after the ballot is finalized.
     
  25. Dyr Nasad

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    sure...I'll second FEC....just to make an election instead of "candidate A" and"abstain"
     
  26. Chowda Head

    Chowda Head TNPer

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    Looks like I spoke a bit soon. I have to give 3 days before the ballot is up. In any case, the candidates should be making their speeches and rallying their supporters.
     
  27. King Durk the Awesome

    King Durk the Awesome TNPer

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    This election cycle is atrociously long.
     
  28. Dyr Nasad

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    huh? there is time between noms and voting? why?
     
  29. Chowda Head

    Chowda Head TNPer

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    I dunno, but that's what the law says.
     
  30. Gaspo

    Gaspo TNPer

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    Nice to see things haven't changed in the 2+ years I've been away. Still bogged down in red tape!
     
  31. Todd McCloud

    Todd McCloud TNPer

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    Perhaps I'll run in January and move stuff around and the likes, lol. I have a track record of doing that.
     
  32. Gaspo

    Gaspo TNPer

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    Many greater than you have tried and failed.
     
  33. Todd McCloud

    Todd McCloud TNPer

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    There is none greater, lol. I kid.
     
  34. Blue Wolf II

    Blue Wolf II TNPer

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    Next election will probably be between Todd and a porn-linking spam bot. :P
     
  35. Sydia

    Sydia TNPer

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    Don't both nominations have to take place within the nomination period?

    I'd vote a spam bot for CLO.
     
  36. Chowda Head

    Chowda Head TNPer

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    Probably Syd, but I thought it would be good to have a little competition in the Delegate's race.
     
  37. Sydia

    Sydia TNPer

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    I don't disagree, I'm just wary of being 'creative' with the election rules.
     
  38. Dyr Nasad

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    This way we have an election....it should be fine (unless someone is so obsessive that they're going insane)
     
  39. Sydia

    Sydia TNPer

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    Yes, but if FEC is elected there will be no mandate, as the nominations would be made outside the legal nomination period.
     
  40. Gaspo

    Gaspo TNPer

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    You're sorta new here aren't you.... hehehe....