So I just got my voting pamphlet in the mail this morning.
There are 14 candidates - of those 8 are 'recommended' by MEC as per last year's Special Resolution 1. This resolution has been discussed at length previously on CT. Rather than the usual method of listing election candidates in alphabetical order, the 'recommended' candidates are listed first, with the ones MEC management doesn't like being relegated to the rear.
There is something that makes me quite uncomfortable about being officially encouraged to cast my vote for the candidates selected by management.
It seems that the whole election itself is just there to present a Kafkaesque veneer of legitimacy of a predetermined selection, like one of those old communist eastern bloc rigged elections where the results are accidentally announced prior to election day!
Anyway - I think on the basis of the above I'm going to vote only for the candidates who aren't on the officially sanctioned 'recommended' list.
What do others think?