This has been bothering me for a while. The election countdown doesn't seem to care much for half hours. For example, as of posting of this question, there are one and a half hours till the election gets over. However, the countdown reads 1 hour.

Could this be made precise to at least half hours from next time onwards?

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    I read "election" and "fixed" in the title and was hoping for something way juicier than this...
    – yannis
    Commented Feb 25, 2014 at 18:32
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    @Yannis - too much politics.se?
    – Oded
    Commented Feb 25, 2014 at 18:34
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    Once it's less than an hour, it'll show minutes. You can always hover over to read the exact end time. This is how time/dates are throughout much of SE
    – mhlester
    Commented Feb 25, 2014 at 18:37
  • @mhlester I know. But even hovering gives a UTC time. In other parts of SE, like when a post was edited or posted, the exact time isn't that necessary. But this is a little confusing, as I'm UTC +5:30, and running in the elections. That makes it a little awkward for me to figure out when the next phase starts from a glance Commented Feb 25, 2014 at 18:39
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    Looking at it a little differently, I kind of like it. Once the count down gets to minutes, the anxiety will kick in! Commented Feb 25, 2014 at 18:44
  • That is a good point about how it can be confusing for people that are in a +30 or +45 timezone.
    – Joe W
    Commented Feb 25, 2014 at 18:51
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    @RaghavSood: Why is exact time more necessary here than at other places (e.g. when deciding if it's allowed to accept an answer or when checking if the bounty period is up)?
    – Andriy M
    Commented Feb 25, 2014 at 18:53
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    @RaghavSood, status-completed ;)
    – mhlester
    Commented Feb 25, 2014 at 19:00


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