SHADES MAYORAL ELECTION - THE RESULT
 

SHADES MAYORAL ELECTION -- REPORT OF THE RETURNING OFFICER

As Returning Officer of the constituency of Shades I declare that the number of votes cast in the Election was as follows:

Dazzle the Freedom: 23 votes
Depraved the Sordid: Disqualified
Fluffs the Nassty Feline: 52 votes
The People's Thief: 53 votes
Wizzo the Magical: 107 votes

The aforesaid Wizzo the Magical has therefore been elected to serve as Mayor of Shades.

In addition during the course of the Election it was pointed out to the Electoral Commission (me) that if a mobile could stand as a candidate, his fellow mobiles ought to have the right to vote.
The Commission upheld this view and the RO conducted a poll of the mobiles, with results as follows:

Crow.........................Thief x 5
Strange Little Girl..........Wizzo x 5
Deer.........................Thief x 5
Sprite.......................Wizzo x 5
Thief........................Thief x 5
Guard........................Thief x 5
Mouse........................Thief x 5
Death........................Dazzle x 5
Demon........................Thief x 5
Wraith.......................Thief x 5
Ghost........................Thief x 5
Bear.........................Fluffs x 5
Beggar.......................Thief x 5
Lioness......................Fluffs x 5
Lion.........................Fluffs x 5
Cub..........................Fluffs x 5
Morloch......................Wizzo x 5
Dwarf........................Wizzo x 5
Hermit.......................Thief x 5
Zombie.......................Thief x 5
Hound........................Dazzle x 5
Leech........................Spoiled Ballot Paper

From this it will be seen that while the Castle, Path, Black Tower and City mobiles voted with their hard working colleague, the Thief. The lion family (accompanied by a confused and dithering Bear)voted for their cousin Fluffs. The Hound (Man's best friend) voted for the mortal candidate, Dazzle, as did the Death who is passionately committed to mortality.

It will be noticed that Wizzo obtained the votes of ALL female mobiles with the exception of the lioness. The leech's ballot paper was covered in a slimy substance and was deemed to have been spoiled.

The mobiles voting produced the following results:

Dazzle the Freedom: 10 votes
Fluffs the Nassty Feline: 20 votes
Wizzo the Magical: 20 votes
The People's Thief: 55 votes

Interestingly, when the mobiles' votes are added to those of the players, the resulting aggregate produces the same overall placement:

Dazzle the Freedom: 33 votes
Fluffs the Nassty Feline: 72 votes
The People's Thief: 108 votes
Wizzo the Magical: 127 votes

An astounding performance by Wizzo. Congratulations on his clear win. Thanks to all the candidates for fighting a most entertaining election which had everything an election needs: sleaze, revelations, backstabbing, and weird changes of rules and formalities without proper consultation.

All in all a most satisfying experience.

And now, over to his nibs. . . Please Mister Mayor, will you now keep your promise and abolish the lag?

Cackle . . .

Much love to all, Sd/- Kali, Returning Officer, xxx