It's Election Season

Welcome everyone to the Spring 2015 STF Elections!

The schedule for this years election is:
(Unless otherwise noted all times are 1901 EST/EDT)

March 5, 2015 - Nominations open. Candidates may campaign as soon as their ticket is verified but not before.
March 12, 2015 - Nominations close. Campaigning continues.
March 19, 2015 - Primary voting opens. Endorsements are now allowed.
March 26, 2015 - Primary voting results announced. Secondary Voting Opens
April 2, 2015 - Voting Closes, Results Announced
April 4, 2015 (1300 EDT) - New President accepts the keys to the Executive Washroom. Ceremony to be held in #Star-Fleet

With the nominations period set to open in just a bit I wanted to go over a few ground rules.

First, this is YOUR election and we encourage you to participate. Ask questions of the candidates! While you must have been active in STF for at least the last 30 days, everyone is welcome to come to the election ship and ask that burning question about which jello the candidate prefers!

Second, campaigning is only allowed on the election ship. Please do not post ads anywhere else on STF or in IRC. Additionally discussion in IRC can only be related to the overall election and not to any specific candidates. Please keep this in mind as we will take infractions very seriously. Basically if you are in doubt please don't hesitate to ask either myself or Krys.

Third, if in doubt ask! Both my door and my assistant election coordinator Krys's door is always open.

Finally have fun!

Let's have a good clean election everyone, and may the best candidate win!

Steve Johnson
Election Coordinator