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This page is for the election of Bureaucrats.


  • What is a Bureaucrat?
    • A Bureaucrat (sometimes called a crat) is a user with the special ability to promote and demote users to and from administrative roles (i.e. Bureaucrat and System Operator) on Urban Dead Wiki.
    • Like other administrative roles on the wiki, Bureaucrats do not have any control over the game or its operation. Their responsibilities are strictly related to the wiki.
  • Who gets to be a Bureaucrat?
    • System Operators (usually called sysops) who are elected by the community can become Bureaucrats. For more information on how to become a sysop, read the Promotions page.
    • The wiki maintains two Bureaucrats at all times, with elections occurring every six months or in response to the demotion of a sitting Bureaucrat.
    • A sitting Bureaucrat can run for re-election, provided they meet all eligibility requirements (e.g. they're not inactive), with no limits on how many terms they can serve.
  • Who can vote?
    • All wiki users are allowed to vote. Users are eligible for one vote per seat that is up for election.
    • Sysops running in the election are allowed to vote for themselves.


Rules concerning the election.
  1. An election is started immediately upon the resignation or demotion of a sitting Bureaucrat.
  2. Both Bureaucrat seats are up for election every six months, on June 1st and December 1st.
  3. The election ends after two weeks, counting from the when the election is started.
  4. The candidates with the most and second-most votes win the election.
  5. In the event of a tied vote the currently sitting bureaucrats will decide between the tied candidates.
Rules concerning candidates.
  1. All active users with the sysops status are automatically declared candidates for any vacant Bureaucrat positions.
    • Users who are not eligible for automatic demotion by the Truly Inactive Sysops policy are considered "active" for purposes of the election.
  2. The Bureaucrats whose positions come up for election if said election is started under rule 2 of Rules concerning the election are automatically declared candidates.
    • Unless said otherwise, a Bureaucrat who is demoted due to inactivity is not eligible in the ensuing election to fill their seat.
  3. A candidate can retract their own candidacy at any time.
Rules concerning voting.
  1. All users have only one vote per Bureaucrat position to be filled.
    • This means that, in regular elections started under rule 2 of Rules concerning the election, each user has two votes. In unscheduled elections started under rule 1, each user has only one vote.
  2. Users vote for a candidate by signing under the preferred candidate's name.
    • Users cannot cast more than one vote per candidate.
  3. Users may change their votes for a candidate as long as the election has not ended.
    • Multiple votes at the same time will be struck.
  4. Sockpuppetry is considered vandalism.

Election Space

The bureaucrat election for the June-November 2016 term has begun! Don't forget, you may vote for up to two candidates.

Start Time: 07:04, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
Finish Time: 07:04, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

Bob Moncrief EBDW! 07:04, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

Eligible Candidates

A Helpful Little Gnome

Bob Moncrief

In case anyone has questions, I'm holding an Ask Me Anything concurrently with the bureaucrat elections over at NecroConnect. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 19:07, 3 June 2016 (UTC)
  1. Bob will look after you. --RosslessnessWant to complete a dangerous mission? 13:40, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
  2. Four more years for Team Bob Ross? Aichon 14:49, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
  3. --hagnat 14:56, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
  4. This can't be a bad idea... PB&J 17:41, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
  5. yup --KCLZANecroConnect 17:43, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
  6. Bob is still more obsessed with this place than might be healthy. Let's continue channeling it into work everyone else to apathetic and lazy for. -- Spiderzed 18:25, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
  7. http://wordsmith.org/anagram/anagram.cgi?anagram=Bob+Moncrief&t=1000&a=n --  AHLGTG THE END IS NIGH! 00:18, 3 June 2016 (UTC)
  8. Jerran1 NecroConnect Creator/Admin 22:01, 5 June 2016 (UTC)


  1. Why are there no votes here? --Rosslessness ; the shambling custodian of UD's past... 12:03, 4 June 2016 (UTC)



  1. http://wordsmith.org/anagram/anagram.cgi?anagram=Misanthropy&t=1000&a=n --  AHLGTG THE END IS NIGH! 00:18, 3 June 2016 (UTC)
  2. do a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight --Karloth Vois ¯\(°_o)/¯ 19:38, 5 June 2016 (UTC)


  1. Ross must stay boss. -- Spiderzed 13:39, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
  2. Bob + Ross = Boss. Or Bob Ross. Either or. They're both awesome. Aichon 14:49, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
  3. --hagnat 14:56, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
  4. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 17:26, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
  5. Can we just make this a lifetime appointment? --KCLZANecroConnect 17:47, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
  6. Jerran1 NecroConnect Creator/Admin 22:00, 5 June 2016 (UTC)


  1. The streak continues. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 17:26, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

Ineligible Candidates

None at this time.

Withdrawn Candidates


I slipped and my name fell down here. Aichon 14:49, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

In all seriousness though, thank you (yet again) for the support, but I want nothing to do with being a 'crat. Plus, there's the valid concern that Ross might disappear for good if we didn't keep him chained to the seat. For that matter, I'm only hanging on by a thread to the game and community these days, what with getting married, work being busier, and the community getting smaller. But sitting in that seat once was enough to convince me I never want it again. Aichon 14:55, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
Was it really that bad? I've been scrolling back through the archive on my bids today and see no ill will towards you. --RosslessnessWant to complete a dangerous mission? 19:29, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
Bob posted on your talk page with more details (though there were a few other events that preceded the ones he linked, as I recall). Most of it was short-term stuff that faded pretty quickly from the collective memory, hence why it never showed up as more than a mention in bids and re-evals. To be fair, I did give the notion of not withdrawing some consideration this time around, but the bad taste my last term left is strong enough that I still want nothing to do with being a 'crat. It's irrational, but it is what it is. Aichon 22:16, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
Id say it would be irrational to run. But I can't really talk. Next time around we'll all have to withraw. --RosslessnessWant to complete a dangerous mission? 07:42, 2 June 2016 (UTC)


Results will be announced on June 15th.

Archived Promotions Rounds

Bob Moncrief and Rosslessness were elected. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 02:23, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

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