Sorry Tom, you had to have registered before hand, that was the way the group who are running this first election decided it should be done.
I'm really sorry that you missed out, I hope you understand that we are all new at doing this, in fact I know of no other online forum that holds elections for the people running it, ALL the people running it.
Like I said, we are learning as we go along here, please bear with us.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward