[ANN] Starting the Foundation Election 2019 voting period

The Counterparty Foundation is announcing the start of the 2-week long voting period for the election of five community directors. The voting will start on block 583,350 and end on block 585,350

Start and End of Voting

Start Block: 583,350
End Block: 585,350

Candidates

Voting Procedure

Users who want to give their votes to one or more candidates may do so by broadcasting a message with the following parameters:

text = XCPELECTION2019 + Candidate Number
value = votes
For more information on how to publish a broadcast read our Broadcast Tutorial.

NOTE: There is currently a one-broadcast-per-block limitation when using Counterwallet. If you want to publish multiple votes, please wait while the block containing your first broadcast is published on the blockchain and then create the second broadcast.

Rules

One user can make several broadcasts
The sum total of the values must be less than the balance of the source address at the close of the voting period

Valid Example

User has 50 XCP in his address at the end of the voting.

User broadcasts: text=XCPELECTION2019 1, value=20

User broadcasts: text=XCPELECTION2019 2, value=30

Both votes are valid and will be taken into account

Invalid Example

User has 50 XCP in his address at the end of the voting.

User broadcasts, text=XCPELECTION2019 1, value=50

User broadcasts, text=XCPELECTION2019 2, value=30

The second vote is invalid as the user already spent 50 XCP in his first message

Candidate numbers used as the broadcast parameter:
1 - Larry Shelton
2 - Ryan Baptiste
3 - Ben CH
4 - Osamu Takehisa
5 - Chris Salinas
6 - Ryan Peters
7 - Sasha Hodder
8 - Duncan Krostue

At block 585,350 we will count all votes and announce the names of the top five candidates.

The public scoreboard displaying current rankings will be available and published here shortly.

Good luck to all the candidates and once again thank you for your support!

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If anyone has any questions or comments for the candidates, please post in the ‘Counterparty Foundation Election 2019 Q&A’ forum post listed below

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Joe Looney has posted a CP Foundation election scoreboard at http://xcp.ninja which also includes a link to the source code used to tally the election counts at https://gist.github.com/loon3/29606b05880b05cf0d64697b5fa6cd16

In addition, the folks running the Bitcorns game have also created a election scoreboard available at https://bitcorn.org/xcp-election

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The election has completed and the winners have been announced at https://counterparty.io/news/announcing-the-names-of-the-2019-counterparty-foundation-community-directors/

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