Details of AKB48 Coming General Election On 6th June

  April 5, 2012

Details of coming 4th general election (AKB48 General Election for 27th Single) was announced from Record Label of AKB48 yesterday. Since the voting is executed online, no matter where you are, as long as you have a right to vote, you can support your favorite member by casting your ballot.

Here is the official announcement from AKB48 official blog,
◆名称◆ Title
AKB48 27th Single 選抜総選挙
※別名:4th AKB48選抜総選挙

◆内容◆ Purpose
AKB48の27枚目シングルの選抜メンバー及びカップリングメンバー、合計4グループ総勢64名を、ファンの皆様の投票によって決定します。To decide members for AKB48’s 27th  single’s selected members (for title number) and  coupling members, total 4 groups, 64 members.
なお、「誰かのために」プロジェクトの一環としまして、26thシングル「真夏のSounds good !」の収益の一部を、東日本大震災の義援金として寄付させて頂きたいと思っております。As a part of “Darekanotameni project”, we will donate a portion of revenue from 26th Single to the victims of Mar.11 Earthquake and Tsunami.

◆立候補者◆ Candidates
※AKB48 チームA「前田敦子」につきましては、今回の総選挙への立候補を辞退させて頂きます。  Atsuko Maeda from team A won’t participate in this election.

◆当選◆Slected Members
・Selected Member(kinda like “first team”):16名(No.1~No.16)
・groupA(yet named):16名(17~32)
・group( yet named ):16名(33~48)
・groupC(yet named ):16名(49~64)

◆投票権◆ Who Can Cast a Vote?
①Purchaser of AKB48 26th Single”真夏のSounds good!” with serial-numbered ballot ticket
②Members of AKB48’s fan club website “二本柱の会”
③Members of AKB48 Mobile
④Members of AKB48 official Smartphone App
⑤Monthly Subscriber of AKB48 Live!! ON DEMAND (DMM)
⑥Members of AKB48 Official Net
⑦Members of SKE48 Mobile
⑧ Monthly Subscriber of SKE48 Live!! ON DEMAND (DMM)
⑨ Members of NMB48 Mobile

◆投票期間◆ Voting Period

◆発表◆ Result Announcement 
Early Result:5月23日(水) AKB48Theater (Tentative)
Ballot Counting:6月6日(水) Nippon Budokan

◆27thシングル 発売予定◆ Release date of 27th single
2012年8月を予定 (Planed in August 2012)

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