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Hashan has a lot of elections and the most recent one, or the aborted start to one has me pondering a few things that I think should be taken a look at.
1. After a contest has been voiced, I wish there was a countdown showing how much time before the polls open/the contest defaults because of no third party joining, similar to the "(x days remaining)" that pops up once the election officially begins.
2. Why does a third party have to contest to get the election going? Is there some reasoning that I am unaware of for this? We just had an election fall through because no one else wanted to run. This seems silly to me. It makes sense if a leader has left the city or stepped down, but not for replacing someone. I assume the system does not differentiate the two and necessitates two contestants to ensure at least two participants. If so, I find that unnecessary if there is legitimately only one person willing to step up; they should get the spot.
3. Why are people able to enter the election after polls have opened? I feel like once the polls open no one else should be able to jump in half way through the elections. This could cause some unfair situations like someone swooping in when an opponent missteps and takes advantage even though they were not confident enough to through their hat in initially...etc.
So just a few thoughts. The election system is important to Hashan and unfortunately hardcoded so that we have little control over how it actually works, so I thought I might lobby for some reform at least!