Official Speedrun Hall of Fame Electoral Rules and Procedures

This page covers the election process, voting procedures, and community representatives, all of which will be noted below, along with any relevant notations in regard as to how the election for the Speedrun Hall of Fame is conducted. This document will cover all the steps of the electoral process.

PLEASE NOTE: as this is the inaugural class of and initial election held by the Speedrun Hall of Fame, both the procedures may change, although it is our intent not to change anything for this election cycle. Any changes will be made transparently and with the full intent to hold an honest, thorough, and public election.

    • Public nomination period (October 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023)
    • Nomination procedures & limits
    • Acceptable nominations
      • Phenomenal Feats
    • Counting nominations
      • Community representatives
    • Illegal votes, terms of disqualification
    • Building the ballot
    • How voting works
    • Who can vote?
    • Console generation definitions
      • Handhelds, Arcade, PC, etc.
    • Staff Selections
    • Hall of Famers
      • Community standards & expectations
      • Declining a nomination
    • Current planned & confirmed ceremonies
    • Future planned ceremonies


PUBLIC NOMINATION PERIOD (October 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023)

As voted on by the founding staff of the Speedrun Hall of Fame, the inaugural class of inductees shall be celebrated after a thorough electoral process which will begin with a publicly-held nomination period, which will begin on October 1, 2022, and will proceed until April 30, 2023. This period of time allows anyone in good standing with the Hall of Fame to anonymously nominate any speedrunner(s) they would like, up to a maximum of 5 (five) votes per person (more details below).

At the conclusion of this period, any public nominations will not count during this nomination period, instead being counted towards the next public nomination period which has not officially been announced as of this time (if you believe this is incorrect, please contact staff to clarify).

Nomination Procedures & Limits

Voters may nominate a maximum of five (5) nominations, per person, per electoral period. Votes or nominations for the same candidate will be considered invalid; if caught, all votes by that person will be null and void. Voting using alternate emails, pseudonyms, pen names, or any other means of alternate identification with the intent to cast multiple illegal votes will result in a permanent ban and barring from participating in future elections with the Speedrun Hall of Fame.

All nominations will not be counted unless they are placed only through our official voting channels. As of this writing, the only approved official method to nominate a runner is here:

All nominations will be handled by Cognito Forms’ system. If any errors or mistakes are made that are on their end, we cannot be held responsible for that.

Voting can be done by anyone in good standing with the Speedrun Hall of Fame and its’ staff. This will be determined by the staff and/or committee(s) involved with the election at the HoF Staff’s prerogative (see Article IV, Section 1 “Hall of Famers”, subsection “Community Standards & Expectations).

Acceptable Nominations

The Official Speedrun Hall of Fame is a gallery and shrine intended to celebrate the speedrunners that the community deems are worthy of a designated place to remember their feats, records, runs, and races. Anyone in good standing with the Hall of Fame is eligible to be nominated and/or elected (see Article IV, Section 1 “Hall of Famers”, subsection “Community Standards & Expectations).

Acceptable nominations for the main gallery are speedrunners only. They may be inactive or active, alive or deceased; again, anyone in good standing with the Hall of Fame is eligible, and eligibility is independent of the opinions or thoughts of other communities, platforms, groups, or moderators. This includes. but is not limited to: Twitch, YouTube, Speedrun dot com, Speed Demos Archive, Reddit, Twin Galaxies, TheRun dot gg, Discord, Twitter, Co-Host, or any other possible speedrun-related website where communities may gather. The Speedrun Hall of Fame staff and their community representatives, and they alone, will determine who is (or is not) eligible.

    • Anything you wish to nominate that is NOT a speedrunner is ineligible for the main Hall of Fame Gallery, but is eligible to be nominated for “Phenomenal Feats” instead.
      • Randomizers (and races), tournaments (and races), TAS’s, events & conventions, marathons, strategies & glitches (and hunters), teachers (and mentors), etc.
      • An extraordinary feat by an individual is eligible for “Phenomenal Feats”; specific individuals are eligible ONLY if they are attached to said feat.
      • Individuals themselves are only eligible for the main gallery.
    • You may nominate these here:
    • While speedrunners can be elected into “Phenomenal Feats”, feats can not be elected into the main Gallery.


Counting Nominations

On the 1st of May, 2023, the election team committee will begin gathering a team of community representatives to both tally the nominations and ratify them as official and counted (see below).
This team will be officially tasked with the counting and double-checking of results, as well as moving forward to the ballot for the second stage of the election, as well as voting on the ballot.

    • Representatives will, for the 2022-2023 voting period, be hand-selected by the Speedrun Hall of Fame staff in order to ensure a thorough process.
    • In the future, we intend for this to be voted on by the public as well.
    • Representatives will have 3 tasks:
      • Counting, tallying, and ratifying the nominations.
      • Transferring the results to the final ballot(s).
      • Voting on the final ballot(s).
    • Representatives will not be guaranteed any type of term, period of service, and/or commitment after their voting period ends.
    • Representatives that act in a way that the staff deems to be dishonest, unethical, or in any other way violates the trust this position demands, will be banned for life and removed immediately from any responsibities.
    • Representatives will be selected to represent a specific console generation (see Article III, section III, “Console Generation Definitions”) and will work with staff on that vote. They will NOT be eligible to vote for their own console generation (see Article III, section I, “How Voting Works”).

Illegal Votes, Terms of Disqualification

Any votes that are deemed official and ratified will be cast by a voter in good standing who has: a: not exceeded the maximum five (5) votes, b: not voted more than once for the same individual in the same voting period, c: not attempted to work around our system with pseudonyms, d: not attempted to bribe, alter, and/or change the results unfairly, and e: has not broken the terms of the community standards which we list below (see Article IV, Section 1 “Hall of Famers”, subsection “Community Standards & Expectations”).

The Staff reserves the right to cancel any and all votes from individuals that have been found to have broken the rules as stated above, in regards to what is a legal vote. Runners nominated in an illegal fashion can not be held responsible for said actions unless the proper evidence is brought forth to the staff that they were involved, and the Staff come to a decision on that.

Building the Ballot

After the initial nomination period ends, the community representative and the Hall of Fame Staff will work together to move the TOP 3 NOMINEES (IN TERMS OF AMOUNT OF NOMINATIONS THEY RECEIVE IN THAT VOTING PERIOD) onto a final Ballot. This is the actual ballot in which the nominees will be voted on.

This second election is the final one in which the votes will be cast solely by the community representatives (see Article III, Section 1, “How Voting Works” below)


How Voting Works

Ballots will be constructed using the nominations collected. THE TOP 3 NOMINEES (IN TERMS OF AMOUNT OF NOMINATIONS THEY RECEIVE IN THAT VOTING PERIOD) will be formed onto a final Ballot, at which time the Community Representatives will then proceed to vote.

Voting will be held anonymously, although the final vote tally will be released publicly.

Voting is as follows: Each nominee gets 5 votes. They may cast any single vote to any single candidate on the ballot. These votes are weighted: 1st place vote (5 points), 2nd place vote (4 points), 3rd place vote (3 points), 4th place vote (2 points), and 5th place vote (1 point).

REPRESENTATIVES CAN NOT VOTE FOR THEIR OWN CONSOLE GENERATION IN WHICH THEY WERE SELECTED TO REPRESENT! They must vote for the candidates they believe deserve the induction most, besides the ones from their own console generation.

You may cast only one vote per console generation.

Ties will only be settled if the staff deems it necessary in order to effect the results. They will be settled by staff with a private majority-vote.

Who Can Vote?

Representatives will ONLY vote for candidates outside of their generation (1 per generation, per representative). The candidate with the TOP AMOUNT OF VOTES for each console generation will be formally invited to be inducted into the Speedrun Hall of Fame.

ONLY representatives may vote in the final ballot election.

Console Generation Definitions

Console Generations are as defined by the official Wikipedia page: As this page is eligible to be altered, the Hall of Fame Staff reserves the right to change our minds on this if necessary.

As of 2022, this chart here is a guideline for console generations:

    • The above chart (and Wikipedia page) are only used to cover consoles.
    • Handhelds (like Game Boy, Game Gear), Arcade titles, PC (Macintosh, Steam, MS-DOS, etc), single game consoles (Pong, Tiger Electronics, Electronic Table Top games), Browser games, etc are typically grouped in to the above chart by the release year of that game in the region in which the runner lives. Using the chart above, your game’s “generation” is determined by the start of the generation up until the beginning of the next (for example, an arcade game released in 1986 would be considered “3rd generation” while 1987 would be considered “4th generation”.
    • This is not meant to do anything other than to categorize video games which do not belong to a traditional “console generation”.

Staff Selections

The Speedrun Hall of Fame staff is entitled to a maximum of two (2) Hall of Fame inductees per voting cycle. This is a failsafe intended SOLELY to help speedrunners or eligible folks who might not be able to campaign, promote, or otherwise gather the help necessary to win an election into the Hall. This is similar in theory to, for example, the “Veterans’ Committee” for the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

The Staff reserves the right to forego electing anyone. The Staff Selections must be eligible runners in good standing with the Hall of Fame and its’ staff. They are welcome to refuse induction at their discretion (see Article IV, Section 1, Subsection 2 “Declining a nomination”)



Once the voting period for the final ballot concludes, the TOP VOTE RECEIVING CANDIDATE on the ballot will be invited into the gallery for the Speedrun Hall of Fame.

Seven (7) inductees will be invited via ballot: One from the 1st & 2nd Generation (combined), one from the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and one from the 8th & 9th Generation (combined).
Up to two (2) inductees will be invited from the Staff Selections.

    • Hall of Famers are community members in good standing with their respective speedrunning communities: moderators, leaders, run verifiers, and/or community representatives, as well as the general community itself.
    • Both nominees AND Hall of Famers alike must uphold this reputation.
    • Any nominee and/or hall of famer who is involved in a scandal or situation in which the community decides they are no longer in good standing will be discussed by the staff, and proper actions will be taken if necessary.
    • The staff reserves their right to enforce and/or impose sanctions on nominees and/or hall of famers if they deem it necessary (with a majority vote)
    • Any nominee may decline their invitation and/or decline to accept their nomination at their discretion.
    • In the event they decline, the staff reserves the right to either accept the 2nd place finisher OR to move forward without an inductee for that console generation and/or selects.


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