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Election Amendment (Special Elections)

Overview


Purpose

The amendment seeks to eliminate provisions that make it possible for normally elected positions to be chosen in any other way than elections.

Implementation

The amendment shall be implemented immediately.

Author

New dekks

Signatory

Podria

Result

Not passed by the General Assembly on 24 March 2020. Required a majority in favour to pass.

Delphinium Pulchra
Kavagrad
Podria
Wascoitan

Argentigrad
Kongoland
Rhineland Ruhr and Alsace Lorraine

Existing Law


  1. A general election shall commence on the first day of every March, June, September, and December, and adhere to the following structure:

    1. Nomination period; three days

    2. Debate period; seven days

    3. Voting period; three days

    4. Counting period; conducted at the soonest discrepancy of the election committee

  2. Concerning the nomination period:

    1. Nominations shall be open for Secretary and the General Assembly

    2. World Assembly citizens shall be eligible to nominate for any position, unless they have held that position for three consecutive terms immediately preceding that election, via a regional poll

    3. Military Voting and dual citizens shall be eligible to nominate for the General Assembly, unless they have held that position for three consecutive terms immediately preceding that election, via the Regional Message Board

    4. A candidate shall be disqualified for the following actions:

      1. Failing to post on the Regional Message Board confirming their candidacy within three days of the closure of the nomination period

      2. Departing from the region for more than 24 hours

      3. Not residing in the region at the commencement of the voting period

    5. A candidate may withdraw at any time prior to the voting period by announcing their intention to do so on the RMB

  3. Concerning the voting period:

    1. A group of citizens, henceforth known as the election committee, shall be formed to organise the offsite voting form and to count the ballots

    2. The election committee shall consist of one founder appointed by the Secretary and two non-candidate citizens appointed by the General Assembly

    3. All electoral citizens shall be eligible to vote, including in any tiebreakers

    4. Voters must confirm the casting of their ballot with the founder account for it to be deemed valid

    5. If a contest has equal or fewer candidates than available positions, voters shall indicate their approval or disapproval of each candidate individually

    6. If the Secretary contest has multiple candidates, voters shall rank the candidates in order of preference

    7. If the General Assembly contest has more candidates than available positions, voters shall be allowed to select a number of their preferred candidates equal to or lesser than the number of available positions

  4. Concerning the counting period:

    1. If a contest has equal or fewer candidates than available positions, each candidate shall require a majority to approve their candidacy to be elected

    2. If the Secretary contest has multiple candidates, ballots shall be counted using the single transferable voting system

    3. If the General Assembly contest has more candidates than available positions, ballots shall be counted using the plurality-at-large voting system

    4. For a tie between two candidates that must be broken to determine the filling of one position:

      1. A one-day vote shall be held via a regional poll, where the candidate with the most votes shall be elected to the position

      2. If still tied, the winner shall be determined via a randomised method selected by the election commission

    5. For a tie between more than two candidates that must be broken to determine the filling of one position:

      1. A one-day vote shall be held via a regional poll, where a candidate with a majority of votes shall be elected to the position

      2. If no candidate achieves a majority, the two candidates with the most votes shall proceed to a subsequent one-day vote held via a regional poll, where the candidate with the most votes shall be elected to the position

      3. If the two candidates with the most votes cannot be determined from the first tiebreaker poll, the nation who received the most votes shall be elected or, if that also cannot be determined, the winner shall be elected via a randomised method

      4. If the two candidates in the second tiebreaker poll are tied, the winner shall be determined via a randomised method

    6. For a tie between more than two candidates that must be broken to determine the filling of more than one position:

      1. A one-day vote shall be held via a regional poll, where the number of candidates with the most votes equivalent to the number of available positions shall be elected

      2. If a tie between any candidates in the first tiebreaker poll must be broken to determine the filling of any positions, all winners shall be determined via a randomised method

    7. If the Secretary contest has no candidates, the following shall apply:

      1. The election for that position shall be suspended

      2. The incumbent Secretary shall continue to serve in their role until the conclusion of the next general election, unless they appoint a new Secretary in their place

      3. The Cabinet shall be primarily tasked with increasing the number of nominations in the next general election

    8. If the General Assembly race has five or fewer candidates, the following shall apply:

      1. The election for that body shall be suspended

      2. The incumbent Speaker shall continue to serve in their role until the conclusion of the next general election, unless they appoint a new Speaker in their place

      3. The Speaker shall be responsible for appointing six electoral citizens as Members of the General Assembly

Proposed Law


  1. A general election shall commence on the first day of every March, June, September, and December, and adhere to the following structure:

    1. Nomination period; three days

    2. Debate period; seven days

    3. Voting period; three days

    4. Counting period; conducted at the soonest discrepancy of the election committee

  2. Concerning the nomination period:

    1. Nominations shall be open for Secretary and the General Assembly

    2. World Assembly citizens shall be eligible to nominate for any position, unless they have held that position for three consecutive terms immediately preceding that election, via a regional poll

    3. Military Voting and dual citizens shall be eligible to nominate for the General Assembly, unless they have held that position for three consecutive terms immediately preceding that election, via the Regional Message Board

    4. A candidate shall be disqualified for the following actions:

      1. Failing to post on the Regional Message Board confirming their candidacy within three days of the closure of the nomination period

      2. Departing from the region for more than 24 hours

      3. Not residing in the region at the commencement of the voting period

    5. A candidate may withdraw at any time prior to the voting period by announcing their intention to do so on the RMB

  3. Concerning the voting period:

    1. A group of citizens, henceforth known as the election committee, shall be formed to organise the offsite voting form and to count the ballots

    2. The election committee shall consist of one founder appointed by the Secretary and two non-candidate citizens appointed by the General Assembly

    3. All electoral citizens shall be eligible to vote, including in any tiebreakers

    4. Voters must confirm the casting of their ballot with the founder account for it to be deemed valid

    5. If a contest has equal or fewer candidates than available positions, voters shall indicate their approval or disapproval of each candidate individually

    6. If the Secretary contest has multiple candidates, voters shall rank the candidates in order of preference

    7. If the General Assembly contest has more candidates than available positions, voters shall be allowed to select a number of their preferred candidates equal to or lesser than the number of available positions

  4. Concerning the counting period:

    1. If a contest has equal or fewer candidates than available positions, each candidate shall require a majority to approve their candidacy to be elected

    2. If the Secretary contest has multiple candidates, ballots shall be counted using the single transferable voting system

    3. If the General Assembly contest has more candidates than available positions, ballots shall be counted using the plurality-at-large voting system

    4. For a tie between two candidates that must be broken to determine the filling of one position:

      1. A one-day vote shall be held via a regional poll, where the candidate with the most votes shall be elected to the position

      2. If still tied, one-day votes via a regional poll shall be held until one candidate receives a majority of votes

    5. For a tie between more than two candidates that must be broken to determine the filling of one position:

      1. A one-day vote shall be held via a regional poll, where a candidate with a majority of votes shall be elected to the position

      2. If no candidate achieves a majority, the two candidates with the most votes shall proceed to a subsequent one-day vote held via a regional poll, where the candidate with the most votes shall be elected to the position.

      3. If the two candidates with the most votes cannot be determined from the first tiebreaker poll, one-day votes via a regional poll shall be held until one candidate receives a majority of votes or until two candidates receive the most votes

      4. If the two candidates in the second tiebreaker poll are tied, one-day votes via a regional poll shall be held until one of these two candidates receives a majority of votes

    6. For a tie between more than two candidates that must be broken to determine the filling of more than one position:

      1. A one-day vote shall be held via a regional poll, where the number of candidates with the most votes equivalent to the number of available positions shall be elected

      2. If a tie between any candidates in the first tiebreaker poll must be broken to determine the filling of any positions, one-day votes via a regional poll shall be held until a number of candidates with the most votes equivalent to the number of available positions are elected

    7. If the Secretary contest has no candidates, the following shall apply:

      1. A special Secretary election for that position shall commence adherent to the regular election structure

      2. The incumbent Secretary shall continue to serve in their role until the conclusion of the special Secretary election unless they appoint a new Secretary in their place to serve until the conclusion of the special Secretary election

      3. The Cabinet shall be primarily tasked with increasing the number of nominations in the next general election

    8. If the General Assembly race has five or fewer candidates, the following shall apply:

      1. A special election for the General Assembly shall commence adherent to the regular election structure

      2. The incumbent Speaker shall continue to serve in their role until the conclusion of the special General Assembly election unless they appoint a new Speaker in their place who shall serve until the conclusion of the special General Assembly election

      3. The Speaker shall be responsible for appointing six electoral citizens as Members of the General Assembly

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