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Vacant Position Amendment (By-Election Simplification)

Overview


Purpose

The amendment seeks to simplify the process of by-elections.

Implementation

The amendment shall be implemented immediately.

Author/Signatory

Antinios

Result

Passed by the General Assembly on 5 July 2020. Required a majority in favour to pass.

Antinios
Argentigrad
Dyl
New Samon
Nottinhaps
Sincadenas

Kavagrad

Existing Law


  1. If a position is vacated 21 days or more before the commencement of the general election, the following shall apply:

    1. For the Secretary or a seat in the General Assembly, a by-election shall be held to the elect the new member

    2. For a seat in the Supreme Court, a portfolio in the Cabinet that the Secretary wishes to replace, or a newly-created portfolio in the Cabinet, a confidence vote shall be held to approve or reject the new member nominated by the Secretary

  2. If a position is vacated fewer than 21 days before the commencement of the general election, the following shall apply:

    1. For the Secretary, the Speaker shall temporarily assume its responsibilities

    2. For a seat in the General Assembly, a seat in the Supreme Court, a portfolio in the Cabinet that the Secretary wishes to replace, or a newly-created portfolio in the Cabinet, the Secretary shall appoint the new member

  3. A by-election shall be held through the following process:

    1. World Assembly citizens may nominate in a one-day poll

    2. Military Voting and dual citizens may nominate for General Assembly by-elections on the Regional Message Board in the same period

    3. If no candidates nominate, the Secretary, or the Speaker in their absence, shall appoint the new member

    4. If one candidate nominates, electoral citizens shall vote on whether to accept them in the following manner:

      1. World Assembly citizens shall be permitted to vote in a two-day poll

      2. Military Voting and dual citizens shall be permitted to vote on the Regional Message Board in the same period

    5. If more than one candidate nominates, the following shall apply:

      1. The Secretary shall appoint a moderator to organise the offsite voting form and to count the ballots

      2. Electoral citizens shall be eligible to cast a ballot in a two-day vote

      3. Standard general election voting and confirmation procedures shall apply

  4. A confidence vote shall be held through the following process:

    1. World Assembly citizens shall be permitted to vote in a two-day poll on whether to accept the nominated member

    2. Military Voting and dual citizens shall be permitted to vote on the Regional Message Board in the same period

Proposed Law


  1. If a position is vacated 21 days or more before the commencement of the general election, the following shall apply:

    1. For the Secretary or a seat in the General Assembly, a by-election shall be held to the elect the new member

    2. For a seat in the Supreme Court, a portfolio in the Cabinet that the Secretary wishes to replace, or a newly-created portfolio in the Cabinet, a confidence vote shall be held to approve or reject the new member nominated by the Secretary

  2. If a position is vacated fewer than 21 days before the commencement of the general election, the following shall apply:

    1. For the Secretary, the Speaker shall temporarily assume its responsibilities

    2. For a seat in the General Assembly, a seat in the Supreme Court, a portfolio in the Cabinet that the Secretary wishes to replace, or a newly-created portfolio in the Cabinet, the Secretary shall appoint the new member

  3. A by-election shall be held through the following process:

    1. World Assembly citizens may nominate for Secretary by-elections

    2. Electoral citizens may nominate for General Assembly by-elections

    3. All nominations shall take place for one day on the Regional Message Board

    4. If no candidates nominate, the Secretary, or the Speaker in their absence, shall appoint the new member

    5. If one candidate nominates, electoral citizens shall vote on whether to accept them in the following manner:

      1. World Assembly citizens shall be permitted to vote in a two-day poll

      2. Military Voting and dual citizens shall be permitted to vote on the Regional Message Board in the same period

    6. If more than one candidate nominates, the following shall apply:

      1. The Secretary shall appoint a moderator to organise the offsite voting form and to count the ballots

      2. Electoral citizens shall be eligible to cast a ballot in a two-day vote

      3. Standard general election voting and confirmation procedures shall apply

  4. A confidence vote shall be held through the following process:

    1. World Assembly citizens shall be permitted to vote in a two-day poll on whether to accept the nominated member

    2. Military Voting and dual citizens shall be permitted to vote on the Regional Message Board in the same period

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