www.whyville.net Mar 27, 2005 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!

The above topics would make for great Times articles, by the way....

If you want to be an official candidate, post your platform using the Platforms Tool starting this MONDAY, MARCH 28. 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!

To learn about what you should write in your platform, and how you might want to run your candidacy, read this article by City Hall, from last year. Lots of informative links in there!

After two weeks, the candidates with the best platforms will be selected to have their petition/poll posted in the Whyville Times, on April 10. These individuals will hold an official Whyville debate, hosted by City Hall during the week of April 17. Voting will start right afterward.

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

The winner of the election will be announced in the week of April 24, and the inauguration will happen the first week of May. In the future, we hope to hold all inaugurations in the first week of the month.

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.

We've elected eight Senators over the past year or so. They've all done a great job of representing their fellow Whyvillians, and we have even bigger and better hopes for the future. Thanks to all these folks!

    Current Senators = hotboi764, PUNKnPIE, Rebok
    Retiring Senator = hotboi764
    Former Senators = Giggler01, OrEoBaBy, Sonner, DivaSis, softbll12

Keeping you up-to-date,

Times Editor


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