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, 2011 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, 2011 at 20:45
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    Appears to be fixed now.
    – ChrisF
    Aug 20, 2011 at 21:18
  • Fixed for me too. (Go vote!) Aug 20, 2011 at 21:19
  • 5
    Good thing it was fixed or I would've won. Both spots.
    – Nick T
    Aug 20, 2011 at 22:53

1 Answer 1


Due to a bug these three withdrawn candidates were put in to the final election.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, 2011 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, 2011 at 13:11

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