I just visited that notstarted election of 2013 and got awarded the Caucus badge. The badge description says

Visited an election during any phase of an active election...

Is a notstarted election an active election? I don't think so.

  • BTW in case this is a bug and gets fixed: I KEEP MY BADGE! :)
    – juergen d
    Commented Feb 22, 2013 at 13:40
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    You have shown enough interest in the few days just before it starts ;)
    – Oded
    Commented Feb 22, 2013 at 13:40
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    Yes, it's actively nonstarted.
    – user50049
    Commented Feb 22, 2013 at 13:43
  • yeah i also got my Caucus bagde
    – Jehof
    Commented Feb 22, 2013 at 14:03
  • thanks for the badge :D
    – Doorknob
    Commented Feb 22, 2013 at 14:05

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Well, the election goes into the "nonstarted" phase a few days before nominations (basically this means that SE has entered the details for the election into the system). So you can't abuse this to get badges for elections that haven't yet happened, except for the ones which are about to happen.

I don't see why this needs any fixing, it's a trivial thing that causes no harm :/ Almost a pluralization bug :P

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    Well, as long as folks come back once it starts it's all good, but I don't see someone getting the badge and not returning to see who nominated, or perhaps nominate themselves.
    – user50049
    Commented Feb 22, 2013 at 13:42

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