Edited by: Nypheas Azurai on 03/03/2011 17:33:10
Originally by: Tippia
It's bad form
Because agencies responsible for the voting process politically disinterest themselves in the candidate's demographics and any information that should not take part in the voting process. No, you won't see governing bodies do it, and no you won't find where such things are mentioned in official correspondence. Yes other groups will reveal this, and that is completely irrelevant: let those "others" do it, and on those terms. Every candidate that has ever run for any office will most likely have things such as their family, kids, sexual orientation, age, gender, and so forth, disclosed, but I guarantee you (apart from ensuring they are legal age), none of that information is disclosed by official government correspondence surrounding the election and for good reason.
In fact those groups exist exactly for that reason: to disseminate partial and unpolitical information so that it isn't interspersed with official correspondence. As another user suggested, the place to mention unpolitical details such as demographics, hair colour, and favourite foods is in a media outlet like EON or in the very least in a separate post under that banner.
Where you don't mention it is in the same post where you are announcing qualified candidates, and seemingly above and beyond any real information that might relate to their qualifications or reasons for candidacy.