[Ravensfort] Official Baronial Polling Timeline

Erik Langhans ELanghans at khou.com
Mon Nov 7 07:40:03 PST 2005

Please have this posted to the Raven's Fort website and distribute widely.



Timeline for Raven's Fort Baronial Polling & Selection

Thurs, Nov 2, 2005:  
Informational populace meeting.

Tues, Nov 13, 2005:  
Deadline to declare baronial candidate status, no new entrants allowed. Final letters of intent by baronial candidates due to TRM & TRH via email.

Wed, Nov 15, 2005:  
Final opinion poll form with candidate names posted to Raven's Fort web site. Brief single page candidate letters with full contact info gets posted web site. Dec edition of Quoth goes to press.   All materials by officers and populace due.

Fri, Nov 18, 2005:
Dec edition of Quoth gets mailed with the final opinion poll form and with candidate names and their brief single page candidate letters.   (Note: these are the same as those found on the Raven's Fort web site.)

Sat, Nov 19, 2005
All baronial candidates meet 1-on-1 with TRM & TRH at Bordermarch Melees.

Mon, Nov 21, 2005
Have you sent your emails to TRM & TRH concerning your thoughts and commentary regarding the baronial candidates?  If not, please do so ASAP.

Thurs, Dec 1, 2005
THE BIG DAY.  Opinion Poll Day.  7pm.  The location is the same place populace meetings are held, Huntsville Fire Station #2 located at 2109 Sam Houston Ave.  The Kingdom Seneschal will be there to conduct the opinion poll with His Royal Majesty Jason in attendance.  If King Jason can be there for your polling, you should really try to make it.  

Fri, Dec 9, 2005
All final opinion poll forms/proxies are due via mail to the Kingdom Seneschal. All final emails concerning your thoughts and commentary regarding the baronial candidates are due to TRM & TRH.

Mid-Dec 2005
By mid-month TRM & TRH plan to announce their final decision, perhaps even as early as Stargate Yule.   TRM & TRH do not want to rush their decision process and want to have enough time to read each and every one of your opinion poll forms as well as your emails

Sat, Jan 15, 2006
TRM & TRH officially invest the new Baron & Baroness of Raven's Fort.  I urge that as many of you try to attend as possible to lend support.  This is a big occasion.  Party and a dress.

Requests & Clarifications:

Candidate Discussion
Please try to avoid candidate discussion on the lists.  I have asked the moderator to step in if bashing starts.  If you have questions of the baronial candidates, please contact the baronial candidates directly via email, not to the list.   Ask questions of the candidates.  Become comfortable with each candidate.  If you have specific questions, ask them directly to the candidates. 

Candidate Meetings at Bordermarch
If baronial candidates have an overwhelming reason not to be available to meet with TRM & TRH at Bordermarch Melees on Sat, Nov 19, 2005, they must make an effort to meet with TRM in Houston before Thurs, Dec 1, 2005.  

Mailed Opinion Poll Forms/Proxies
Signed written opinion poll proxies will be acceptable if they are fully filled out, signed and are accompanied by a letter explaining the pressing and dire issue that keeps them from attending the physical polling on Thurs, Dec 1, 2005.   These should only be mailed directly to the Kingdom Seneschal whose address is inside the front cover of the Black Star.

Who May Fill Out an Opinion Poll
Everyone from member to non-member to resident to non-resident.  If you are a member please bring your membership card with you to the Polling on Dec 1, 2005.

Numbers from Opinion Poll/Results
The results of this baronial opinion poll will not be made public.  This is the norm for opinion polls conducted in Ansteorra.  The results of this opinion poll will be shared only with the Kingdom Seneschal, the Crown, and the Coronet.   It will be shared with absolutely no one else, not the candidates, not the V&V, not the populace, no one.  If anyone hints they know the numbers, they are not from this plane of existence.

The Crown & Their Heirs
Any emails concerning your thoughts and commentary regarding the baronial candidates should be emailed directly to TRM at crown at ansteorra.org and to TRH at coronet at ansteorra.org, NOT to the Kingdom Seneschal.

Understand, please, that this "poll" is a measure of your opinions, not a "vote."  It will be the Crown's and solely the Crown's choice in consultation with their Heirs, the Prince & Princess.

Any Other Questions
Contact me directly at seneschal at ansteorra.org or via cell at 713-818-4905.

Kingdom Seneschal

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