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OAM election, November 2010
|Secretary-General of the Organisation of Active Micronations|
|Candidate||Sebastian Linden||Bradley of Dullahan||Tom Turner||HM King Anthony||James von Puchow||~||~|
|Opinion Poll (%)||33%||19%||28%||4%||14%||~||~|
|Popular Vote (%)||16%||17%||26%||16%||23%||~||~|
|Vice Secretary-General of the Organisation of Active Micronations|
|Candidate||Gordon Freeman||Pierre d'Égtavie||Parker I||Joe Foxon||HIM Tsar Kuri I||James von Puchow||King Anthony|
|Opinion Poll (%)||38%||23%||7%||5%||10%||10%||5%|
|Popular Vote (%)||22%||16%||10%||12%||11%||15%||11%|
|OAMIAO Secretary of the Organisation of Active Micronations|
|Candidate||Alexander Reinhardt||King Anthony||~||~||~||~||~|
|Opinion Poll (%)||80%||19%||~||~||~||~||~|
|Popular Vote (%)||81%||18%||~||~||~||~||~|
|Forum link Note: Figures may not add due to rounding|
These elections are the first in the OAM's history to follow the 'normal' time limit of four months without the need to bring elections forward or push them back, as in previous ones.
The same voting system as in the past is being used, this being 'ranked pairs' voting, conducted on ballotbin.com.
In early November, opinion polls were conducted to estimate the potential results of the upcoming election. These polls did not accurately determine the results of the election.
For Secretary General Sebastian Linden of Eleytheria lead the polls, with 33% supporting. He was trailed by Tom Turner of Rukora, the ultimate winner, who received 28% of the votes in the poll. Wyvernian Bradley of Dullahan and Landashirn James von Puchow trailed close behind with 19% and 14% of the votes respectively. HM King Anthony of Zealandia was lowest rated in the polls with 4%.
For vice-secretary the polls were dominated by FRA1 candidate Gordon Freeman (38%) and Egtavian Pierre d'Egtavie (28%). Gishabruni Tsar Kuri I and Landashirn James von Puchow polled poorly with 10% each. Parker I of Secundomia fared even worse, with only 7%. However, Rukoran Joe Foxon and and Zealandian King Anthony brought up the rear with 5%.
For Secretary General Tom Turner actually lost power compared to the polls, however he was able to achieve victory as a result of the further decline of other candidates. He won the election with 99 (26%) votes. James von Puchow surged compared to his poll results and acheived 23% of the votes, with 90. Support for King Anthony also rallied, but the 62 votes he received were not enough to challenge from the election. Sebastian Linden, who led the pre-election polls, lost a vast amount of support and only received 62 votes. Bradley of Dullahan also lost a smaller amount of support, finishing with 67 votes.
For Vice-Secretary the vote was dominated by Gordon Freeman and Pierre d'Egtavie. The candidates received 181 and 130 votes respectively, enough to put both of them into office. James von Puchow of Landashir came close to receiving a seat, with 120 votes. Joe Foxon and King Anthony rallied from far down in the polls, to get 98 and 91 votes respectively. Tsar Kuri of Gishabrun received 91 votes and Parker I of Secundomia received 86.
For OAMIAO Secretary Alexander Reinhardt continued his dominance foreshadowed by the polls. He received 31 (81%) of the votes, while Anthony received 7.