An election in Hattrick is a democratic vote to decide who will be the next National Trainer or U-20 Coach for a country. Elections happen every sixteen weeks (one season) and last exactly a week, though sometimes the speeches are released before the voting has begun. Users vote for candidates in their own country. Elected managers serve for thirty-two weeks as the manager of either the national team or U-20 team. The vast majority of candidates open an election thread in their national conference, usually with the header [NT] or [U20]. No vote is final, and can be changed up until the last minute before the polls close. Though the majority of managers are, no country has to elect a manager from their own country. Elections occur almost immediately after the World Cup has ended.