When discussions take place, a vote can start. Votes take place for a variety of reasons. When a vote is taking place, users will vote for one of the options. If the user chooses, he/she can give a reason why he/she votes for one. Some voting will be open to all registered users, some only for rollbacks or higher. However, all users are entitled to adding their opinions under comments, even if they can't vote. Just because the vote may not count, doesn't mean your opinion shouldn't be heard or taken into consideration.
- One vote per person. No voting more than once. Using sockpuppetry (a second account) to get an extra vote automatically results in a block, as of the Blocking policy.
- Users should vote by declaring whether they are For or Against the topic at hand and by signing with four tildes (~~~~). A comment can also be added before the signature if a user wishes.
- You must be logged in to vote. If you are logged out, your vote does not count.
- The administrator who opens a vote will close it, unless an undue amount of time has passed and no action has been taken.
- Votes will be held open for one week.
- At the end of the week the option that has at least 3+ over the other option will be the winning decision. If the vote is tied or does not yet have a 3+ majority, the voting will remain open until it does.
If a vote has 3 against, but 6 for, and has been open for 1 week, it may be passed. If it has 6 against and 3 for, and has been open for 1 week, it will officially not be passed.