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6.7 ELECTIONS AND REFERENDUMS
An ELECTION in Imperian takes place when someone who does not hold a particular position (such as Guildmaster or Mukhtar/Caliph) decides that he or she wants a position. A REFERENDUM differs from an election only in that it is not about a particular position of power. It is called by someone in power (be it a God, a Guildmaster or Secretary, or a member of the ruling council of a city) who defines what the referendum is about, how long it will last for, and what the choices in the referendum are. In the event of a tied ELECTION, the ELECTION will be restarted with only those who tied available as choices. The ELECTION will immediately be open for voting. It should be noted that the command ELECTION (or ELECTIONS) may be substituted for REFERENDUM (or REFERENDUMS) where applicable. (In other words, in an election, use ELECTION and in a referendum use REFERENDUM). Also note that all times relating to elections are in Imperian time. For information on starting or joining an election, see HELP CONTEST. Commands for the voting populace: REFERENDUM LIST (or just REFERENDUMS) - Lists the current referendums or elections that are relevant to you. REFERENDUM <#> SUMMARY - See a summary of a particular referendum or election. REFERENDUM <#> CHOICES - See a list of the choices in a particular referendum or election. REFERENDUM <#> VOTE FOR <choice#/choice> - Vote in a referendum or election. - There are requirements that must be met in order to vote: City: You must have played at least 50 hours, and be at least level 30. Guild: You must be at least guild rank 2. Public: You must have played at least 100 hours. All: You must be at least 20 years of age. - You can change your vote before the election or referendum is over by simply voting again. REFERENDUM <#> RESULTS - See the results of a referendum or election. Referendum commands for those in power: REFERENDUM CREATE FOR PUBLIC/CITY/GUILD/<clan> - Create a referendum. REFERENDUM <#> TITLE - Give a referendum a title. REFERENDUM <#> DESCRIPTION - Give a referendum a description. REFERENDUM <#> ADD <choice> - Add a voting option to a referendum. REFERENDUM <#> REMOVE <choice> - Remove a voting option from a referendum. REFERENDUM <#> OPEN - Open the voting on a referendum. REFERENDUM <#> CLOSE - Close the voting early on a referendum REFERENDUM <#> CLOSE IN <x> <days/months/years> - Set the number of days, months, or years before the referendum will end.