Must be a Citizen* in "Good Standing" at the time of voting. "Good Standing" means they are not currently "removed" or on "probation". You'll Know it if you are!
(*Only Citizen Account holders are eligible to run for Monitorship. "Secondary" users are not entitled to participate.)
Monitors should be people whom you feel will be fair & impartial in the enforcement of Beauty's Castle Laws & Customs, and who are of Honest and Trustworthy character. If you misbehave, who would You want to 'kick you out'?(wry s)
Monitor Candidates should be thoroughly Knowledgeable and/or have a vested interest in the Designated Main Monitoring Area they wish to run for. They must be completely familiar with the current themes and rules for their chosen Monitoring Area.
An Elected Monitor must be available for Chat in their Designated Main Monitoring Area for 4 out 7 days a week minimum. They should also be chosen to cover times that people feel are 'neglected'. Overlapping Hours of Duty are fine & fun, but adding another Monitor to times already fully covered, while possible, would be redundant in most cases and a potential waste of a good position. However, the people will decide.
The Winning Candidate will be Required to contact Mistress Beauty (details to be supplied to the winner) for the Final Interview and Acceptance. While any "winner" may be disqualified at this point by Mistress Beauty, it is unlikely that this will happen. To date all Monitors have passed their initial interviews.
In order to be considered as a Valid Monitor Candidate, each prospective Monitor MUST Register with Beauty's Castle Administration. All Citizens wishing to run for a Monitorship position in an election must Register by sending an email to "firstname.lastname@example.org" containing the following information;
If ANY of the above criteria are not met, the Registration will be considered INVALID and discarded. If you can't follow these instructions correctly at the outset we don't want you as a Monitor.
All Registered Monitor Candidates may engage in a "campaign" for their position if they wish. This may include banners, scheduled debates, or most any type of "vote gathering" activity they wish to engage in*. If prospective candidates have home pages, pictures, or other informational pages, they may be linked to their Registered Handles on the Election News Page. In the end, it is the Castle's Citizenry who will decide the worthiness of our candidates.
(*Important Note: Candidates should Obey the Castle's rules at all times and refrain from "Campaigning" in the following Rooms: Rose Clan, Rack Room, Pagan Temple, Cathedral, Sacred Temple, Inner Sanctum & Faery Tavern.)
Must be a Beauty's Castle Citizen* at the time of voting.
(*Only Citizen Account holders are eligible to vote in Castle Elections. Hence there is only ONE email "vote" per account. "Secondary" users are not entitled to participate.)
Voting & Votes:
All votes will be placed via an email to "email@example.com" on the day of primary or election. In order to be considered a VALID Vote, each email MUST meet the following criteria;
If ANY criteria are NOT met, the Vote will be considered INVALID and Discarded. No exceptions. Make sure you have all the above information and if not contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get the correct information.
The Primary and Main Election results will be determined by total votes cast for each candidate.
Designated Main Monitoring Area: Primary Area of the Castle for which a Monitor is responsible. EX: Pub Area rooms vs Dungeon Area rooms. While Monitors are assigned a Primary area of responsibility, they must "fill in" when Monitors for other areas are not present as their experience and abilities dictate. The current choices are:
Hours of Duty: A Beauty's Castle Monitor's Hours of Duty are the times of day (or night depending on your time zone) when a Monitor Expects & Intends that they will Most Often be in the Castle. While it is important that a Monitor try and keep a somewhat regular schedule, and also keep to their chosen times, a Monitor is welcome to be "on duty" any time. One should also note that a Monitor need not always be On Duty when in the Castle.
Final Interview and Acceptance: All prospective Castle Monitors are required to be interviewed by Mistress Beauty, who determines that Monitor's "fitness" for duty, and informs them of the other requirements and technical aspects of Being a Beauty's Castle Monitor. It is also a chance for the Monitor Candidate to "meet" Mistress Beauty and get to know each other a little better. All Monitors pledge their Allegiance to the Castle and the Mistress and are expected to perform their duties with Objectivity, Courtesy, and Honor.
Tenured Monitor: A "tenured" Monitor is a "full time" position as a Beauty's Castle Monitor, much like that of a University Professor. It requires a constant level of Commitment, Honor, and Loyalty to Beauty's Castle and its People, and Dedication to the Ideals upon which it is Founded. Those individuals who prove that they can meet and even exceed these goals through experience earned in Elected Monitor Positions will be eligible to fulfill such a post.
The above Rules & Regulations are subject to updates and changes as determined by Mistress Beauty & Castle Admin as they become aware of any necessary alterations to ensure a fair and productive election process.
Happy Campaigning & Voting!