"According to the Project's constitution, the new Leader's term
begins this year on April 17, and elections need to start six weeks
before that. Typically there is a nomination phase (currently going
on until March 7), and then a campaign phase, and finally the
"This year, the campaign phase will be held from March 8 - 28,
highlighted by an online IRC debate between the candidates during
the last week of the campaign. By the beginning of the campaign
period, all nominees will submit their platforms, which contain an
introduction of the candidate and the candidate's major goal. A
week into the campaign, candidates will be allowed to attach any
rebuttals they might want to add to their platform.
"The actual voting will be conducted from March 29 - April 11,
but voting for the Project Leader is not a straightforward method
of one ballot per candidate. Instead, voters in the election will
vote their preferences from the overall list of candidates in a
method known as Cloneproof Schwartz Sequential Dropping."