The next step of the election process has begun. The forums have again gone dark for the sake of allowing people in the parties to conduct their business. We will begin the debates within the next 24 hours, mainly so I can come up with some questions. The format of the debates: There will be two in total, one this week and one next week. Due to the time aspects, there won't be a set time for this to happen. All three candidates will have a week to answer each question and respond to other answers. I'm thinking there will be ten questions each and I'll tweak the process as needed for the second debate. There will be a mixture of silly questions and serious ones. Some will pertain directly to the office that each candidate is running for and some will be general. Some will be about the forums, some will be about wrestling, some will be about random topics. If more questions are needed, I'll add more. As you can tell, I haven't really mapped this out that well but I'll certainly adjust things if they don't work. Now there are some other things to consider: campaigning. We're going to have ways to advertise for your candidate of choice. Here are some of them: 1. Yard Signs (Sigs). If you want to have a sig for a candidate you may. However, this will come at a price. If you want a sig for your candidate with whatever you want to say on it, you will have to pay a price of 1500 rep points. You MUST MUST MUST PM me to tell me you're going to be putting up a sig. If not, you'll be penalized with removal of that sig and you'll lose 200 points. You can ask some of our sigmakers to make them if you'd like but don't be offended if they say no. 2. Campaign Ads. The same as above: you can make ads and blast other candidates, but this will cost you 1200 rep points per day. The ad will be stickied in the Election forum. There will be a maximum of two per party, but you can swap them out for a new one at any time. It can say whatever you like and have in it whatever you like (following forum rules of course). Again you must ask for my permission before making ANY sort of ad. 3. Campaign Commercials. This would be made by any candidate and can say whatever you like. It would be a post they can make, available for the low cost of 2500 rep points. They will be deleted 48 hours after they're posted. They may be nice, evil, absurd, or whatever you like. Again following forum rules of course. The same commercial can be run as many times as you like, provided you can afford it. Again, EVERY single one of these must be approved by me and me alone. You can ask me through a PM and get my approval. Remember that this is a popularity contest, meaning PMing people for votes is encouraged. Basically there aren't many rules. Just don't take it seriously and have fun. Oh and one more thing: if a Party wants to combine points to pay for this, that can be arranged. Any questions?