With the school election looming, Linus is talked into running for school president. With Lucy and Charlie Brown as his campaign manager and Snoopy and Woodstock assisting, he stands a decent chance of victory. Soon however, he makes unrealistic promises and learns the hard way that preaching about the Great Pumpkin can not be considered a sound campaign strategy.
Linus runs for school president with Lucy and Charlie Brown being his campaign managers. You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown is the eighth prime-time animated TV special based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz and the 10th one to air. It originally aired on CBS on October 29, 1972, right before the 1972 election.