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Post by Eldorion Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:49 pm

Welcome to the first stage of the 2014 Forumshire Mayoral election! cheers Back by "popular demand", this provides the people of Forumshire a way to choose a representative for themselves.  The Mayor's duties include presiding at the "annual" picnic, giving speeches, and possibly other things to be determined at a later date.

Since we're such sticklers for tradition here, candidacy in the election will require a nomination by another member of the forum.  The nomination period will remain open for at least two weeks, probably until the beginning of the picnic in early August.  As we start to get nominees, we might see debates, muckracking, and other electiony goodness.  It was a lot of fun last time, but the membership has changed a lot since then, so I'm excited to see how this plays out. Very Happy

The only rule for eligibility (beyond receiving a nomination) is that Admins and Mods can't be Mayor, so beyond that, it's wide open.
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Post by Eldorion Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:51 pm

A quick bit of catch-up from the other thread: Norc and Odo already seem to have gotten some public support for their potential candidacies (though Odo's is mostly coming from the Banks clan so far Razz).  Bungo also appeared to express interest.
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Post by David H Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:54 pm

Do you have a link to the last election? It might be interesting to brush up of Forumshire political history. study 

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Post by azriel Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:41 pm

second that  Smile

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Post by Eldorion Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:45 pm

Sure thing.  It was spread over a number of threads.  Re-reading them was a trip down memory lane for me; the forum has changed a lot since then.

http://www.hobbitmovieforum.com/t273-mayoral-elections-polls-closed
http://www.hobbitmovieforum.com/t276-introducing-myself
http://www.hobbitmovieforum.com/t278-debate-your-candidates
http://www.hobbitmovieforum.com/t285-meet-your-new-mayor

I'm pretty sure that the events of those weeks overflowed into more threads, but those were highlights that I could recall/find easily. Thumbs Up

Edit: it's also worth perusing the news archives from that time.

http://www.hobbitmovieforum.com/t113p180-not-so-crabbit-now#16942 (the whole thing actually started here; read the next several pages after this post too)
http://www.hobbitmovieforum.com/t189-forumshire-state-news#17344
http://www.hobbitmovieforum.com/t96p345-the-daily-purist#17244 (the first election issue is actually several posts down but I love this headline)
http://www.hobbitmovieforum.com/t97p165-the-news-of-the-pure (the next several pages have more election reporting)


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Post by halfwise Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:50 pm

Eldorion wrote:A quick bit of catch-up from the other thread: Norc and Odo already seem to have gotten some public support for their potential candidacies (though Odo's is mostly coming from the Banks clan so far Razz).  Bungo also appeared to express interest.

Does that mean both are officially nominated already, or does somebody still have to do that?

(Have to do things properly, this being Forumshire.  Nod )

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Post by azriel Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:51 pm

(Have to do things properly, this being Forumshire.  Mayoralty 2014: nominations 1918643206 )........ slap laugh

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Post by Eldorion Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:51 pm

Couldn't hurt to have a formal nomination in here just to be safe. Shrugging
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Post by bungobaggins Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:54 pm

At first I thought this said "Morality 2014" and I thought, "Oh great, another lecture about how I'm a terrible person." Rolling Eyes And then I thought it said "Mortality 2014." No

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Post by Eldorion Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:57 pm

Aww, I even checked that "mayoralty" was a real word before making this thread.
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Post by azriel Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:57 pm

Bungo.............Fooking will be when we get you on "Roll to Dodge"  Twisted Evil

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Post by azriel Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:58 pm

What ever happened to Lady Trumpington ?

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Post by bungobaggins Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:59 pm

My bazooka worked pretty well last time...I'd be worried if I were you. Razz

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Post by azriel Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:01 pm

We'll see, we'll see  Nod  Smile

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Post by bungobaggins Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:02 pm

I will put in the official nomination for Norc.

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Post by Eldorion Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:03 pm

I want to thank Dave and Azriel for asking about the last election because I'm having a blast re-reading those threads for the first time in ages.  Here's the oath of candidacy I wrote. Razz

I, [candidate's name], being of sound mind and somewhat compromised sanity, do hereby swear/affirm that if elected I shall execute the duties of the office of Mayor to the best of my abilities. I shall follow the directions of the Queen and Admin of Forumshire and shall represent the interests of its people. If necessary, I shall forego buckie in times of crisis. If I am approached by anyone suggesting a treasonous or seditious plot, or if I am seized by any urge to take power for myself or another at the expense of the Queen and/or Admin, I shall turn myself in to the Secret Service immediately.

{{{The reason for the last sentence was the attempted coup against me two months before the election, whose membership reached disturbingly deep into the heart of Forumshire. No}}}
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Post by azriel Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:19 pm

So we nominate someone whether they want it or not ? A secret ballot or do we come straight out with it ?

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Post by Eldorion Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:23 pm

Nominations are done in public, but people can decline to run or pull out of the race later.  The actual voting later on is done through a secret ballot though.
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Post by azriel Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:26 pm

Okey Dokey  Very Happy Thankyou Eldo.

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Post by leelee Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:36 pm

Eldo seems the man for me.
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Post by odo banks Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:33 pm

 I have decided not to bother.... So I nominate Mirabella. A wonderful lass. And a girl too. I think there is too much anti-girl stuff in this place.  Mad  I would add - not only is Mirabella a girl but she has been here much longer than that other girl - who I refuse to name in polite company.  Mad 


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Post by odo banks Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:35 pm

leelee wrote:Eldo  seems the man for me.  

Admirable fellow by all means but, sadly Miss Leelee, Eldo is not eligible -- well, not as a Mayoral candidate anyway... {{{Thank goodness!  Rolling Eyes }}}

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Post by Mirabella Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:43 pm

I accept the nomination, Uncle Odo.  Very Happy And if elected, I vow to bring back Femininity in all t's Wholesome Varieties, and good old fashioned traditional Roles for Women. It's time we Women stood up for Our Menfolk and earn their Proper Respect. I vow to run a tight and tough camapign standing up for the (Traditional) Rights of Women everywhere -- even noxious younger women who I will not name, for they are Immoral and Talk back too Much, which isn't feminine, and I will not dignify them by confirming their existence.   Mad

VOTE 1 - Mirabella Banks.   Nod

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Post by Eldorion Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:19 am

Thank you very much for your vote of confidence, Leelee! Very Happy Unfortunately, my Admin position renders me ineligible for the Mayoralty, but you can rest assured knowing I'll keep a close eye on whoever wins to make sure they toe the party line. Razz
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Post by Forest Shepherd Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:16 am

So, Norc and Odo so far. Is that it? Surely Ringdrotten or Bungobaggins would like to put in a word for themselves. They seem solid. (If nothing else I like their actions in RtD: straightforward, easy-to-draw things).

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