From September 26 to 28, 2015, a presidential election was held in Hypothetical Hurricanes Wiki. A deep divide developed between the interests of many HHW users, resulting in the formation of two political parties, the Revolutionary Party and Continuum Party. The Revolutionary Party, then led by user HurricaneMonster (who eventually would become CycloneNkechinyer/Nkech) had a harsh stance on underage users; the Continuum Party -- led by PuffleXTREME, in contrast, was not opposed to underage users on HHW.
- Nominee: HurricaneMonster of Kentucky
- Emmaelise401 (did not withdraw or earn nomination)
As early as September 10, HurricaneMonster, a new HHW user from Kentucky, had expressed interest in eliminating HHW of underage users, because their actions violated COPPA, having contacted the head bureaucrat, Hypercane, about it. On September 25, Hurricane news, a then-bureaucrat of the wiki, kicked administator HurricaneOdile for retiring the name Douglas in a season. In response, HurricaneMonster expanded his campaign to become a bureaucrat and president of Hypothetical Hurricanes Wiki.
- Nominee: PuffleXTREME of Ohio (Alabama at the time of election)
- Hurricane news (conceded the nomination to PuffleXTREME)
- SpcardozoComesBack (chose to be a running mate for Hurricane news, later withdrew)
- Hurricane162 (withdrew on September 29, 2015)
Hurricane news' decision to kick HurricaneOdile and argue with HurricaneMonster significantly hurt his chances in the general election, and he conceded the nomination to PuffleXTREME on September 27.
Several users ran as third-party candidates or independents in the election. One of them was, CycloneRyne94 who ran as an independent and was leading the polls at one point. Other users ran, like StrawberryMaster (who would become a HHW bureaucrat, MarcusSanchez (who would become administrator after the Douglas incident) and Hurricane162.