During the primaries three people withdrew from the election, but they're showing up as candidates again on the elections page.

Is that intended? I thought at least the primaries were supposed to limit the number of people being voted on to 10. Considering that three people withdrew, I expected to only see 9 candidates remaining for the voting stage.

  • Or at the very least the two most negative candidates eliminated if it was ignoring their withdrawal. – ChrisF Aug 20 '11 at 20:33
  • ... well, this is probably bad. Unless there's some exotic, alternate meaning of "withdraw" and "10" I'm not aware of. – a cat Aug 20 '11 at 20:45
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    Appears to be fixed now. – ChrisF Aug 20 '11 at 21:18
  • Fixed for me too. (Go vote!) – Raven Dreamer Aug 20 '11 at 21:19
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    Good thing it was fixed or I would've won. Both spots. – Nick T Aug 20 '11 at 22:53

Due to a bug these three withdrawn candidates were put in to the final election. I have fixed the bug, removed the votes for these candidates, and emailed anyone who cast votes for these three candidates.

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    I'm guessing the counter on the side is cached or something, shouldn't it update to reflect that there is now 9 moderator candidates? – user821 Aug 21 '11 at 9:05
  • @Thomas Well, there are 12 participating candidates in total, it's just that 3 of them withdrew before the election. – a cat Aug 21 '11 at 13:11

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