www.whyville.net Sep 26, 2004 Weekly Issue

New Senate Race!

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It's almost that time again!

Yes, it's time for another Senate Race, in which you, the citizens of Whyville, get to run for elected office. The cycle continues, with one Senator stepping down and a new one joining our illustrious triumvirate (there's a pair of good SAT words for ya!).

Design your platforms, review and compare everything, and help us decide who can best represent the citizenry. What can the candidates really accomplish? What are good characteristics of a Whyville Senator? Ask yourselves these questions -- try to find an answer, not only within yourselves but amongst your fellow citizens, friends and otherwise. We're all in this together!

If you want to be an official candidate, post your platform using the Platforms Tool starting SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25. You probably won't be able to post any earlier, but just in case, remember that early platforms won't be accepted for the election! Also remember that you can only vote on one platform, not many, so pick the BEST ONE!

After two weeks, the candidates with the best platforms will be selected to have their petition/poll posted in the Whyville Times, on October 10. These individuals will hold an official Whyville debate, hosted by City Hall during the week of October 18. Voting will start right afterward.

Remember, when the official votes happen, you'll only be able to pick one person to vote for!

Every Senator has a six-month term, which means they become an "ordinary" citizen again after half a year, though there are no rules against them running for office again.

Check out City Hall's announcement from June 2003 about the original Senator seat, which was won by Giggler01 in the final weeks of August. The second Senator was OrEoBaBy, who just stepped down from her position a few weeks ago. Whyvillians chose now-Senator Sonner to be their third Senator: he will be stepping down after this month's Senate Race. Don't forget Senator DivaSis! And then finally, our newest Senator, softbll12, replaced OrEoBaBy very recently.

That might be a little confusing. Put it this way:

    Current Senators = Sonner, DivaSis, softbll12
    Retiring Senator = Sonner
    Former Senators = Giggler01 and OrEoBaBy

How's that?

Times Editor


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