It is nearly Congress Election time and New Era needs YOU to run for Congress. Yes, you reading this right now - no excuses!
Here are the deadlines you need to know:
* 23rd of November - The last day you can run for Congress (Community -> My Party -> Run for Congress).
* 24th of November - Party President chooses which order the Congress Candidates go onto our Shortlist.
* 25th of November - Election Day... vote!
* 26th of November - Votes verified and results confirmed at 2pm.
So click the button to run and add one of the following as your Presentation:
* Your Newspaper if you have recent articles.
* A Newspaper article promoting yourself if you don't.
* Our Policies if you agree with most of them.
* Your profile link if you don't agree.
The election uses Proportional Representation. If our Party gets 25% of the votes like we did last month then the top 10 Candidates on our Party's Congress shortlist will be elected.
Why do I want you ALL to run?
1) It does no harm. It costs you nothing and only marginally increases my workload when choosing while giving me more choice! Why not do it?
2) It gets your name and avatar out there. Even if you don't make it to a high up slot, voters will look down our Candidate Shortlist and see you. It'll raise your personal profile.
3) Some of you will be thinking "but I am not good enough to run". Even thinking that makes you a perfect candidate because you genuinely CARE about what you do.
What do Congressmen do?
1) Congressmen get a profile medal and 5g reward for winning the election. It is your responsibility to choose how best to invest this into the UK. Often a Training Centre upgrade for yourself or donating it to our Military Unit is a good idea.
2) You also get several citizenship passes which allow you to let foreign citizens into the UK. It is important to use these wisely and in coordination with the other Congressmen, it is your choice to follow any rules set by the Government or not.
3) Finally you can propose two laws and vote on laws proposed by Congressmen or the President. Again it is important to use these wisely and in coordination with the other Congressmen, if you propose a law without getting support first then it will probably not pass. You only get two proposals!
A list of laws can be found in the eRepublik Wiki.
What order will I put you in?
I am working on a system to take this decision away from me and make a clear automatic ranking system which everyone can follow. I have a good idea of what to do but I need some data to tweak it, so I'll be playing around with the system ON the 24th too see how different weightings on various stats look.
To get yourself high up the list I suggest that you do the following things as these are what I'll be weighting to make the Congress Shortlist order:
1) Post regular Newspaper articles. I will be looking at the number of articles, their quality, number of votes and number of comments.
2) Recruit people to New Era. Ask your friends, people in your Military Unit and random players online or new to the game. Make sure that they send a PM to me saying that you recruited them or some other evidence!
3) Increase your friends list. Just friend anyone and everyone. A bigger friends list means that your shouts will appear on more players' home pages.
4) Do something extraordinary! Make New Era graphics like a poster. Help run our Military Unit. Be in the UK Government. Whatever you can think of to be helpful and visible!
5) Be a new player. I will give a bias to new players to make the early days of the game much more interesting for you. Ideally I want the whole list to be newbies
In October I predicted the following Congress Results:
TUP 13 - Correct!
UKPP 10 - Wrong, they got 8.
New Era 7 - Wrong, we got 10.
ESO 6 - Correct!
UKRP 4 - Wrong, they got 3.
PCP 0 - Correct!
For November I will be predicting (with 1 wildcard):
New Era 7
What do you predict?
This article was written by a member of New Era, Join the newest political movement in the UK!
* Run for Congress!
* Fight for the UK!
* Make eUK a better place!
Get in touch at #NewEra and #BulldogsHQ on Rizon IRC, Comment or send me a PM.
- Sage Goku, Party President of New Era
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