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Vacant Position Amendment (By-Election Integrity)

[center][img]https://i.imgur.com/bvbCDty.png?1[/img][/center][box][size=140][b]Overview[/b][/size]

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[b]Purpose[/b]

The amendment seeks to increase the transparency of by-elections.

[b]Implementation[/b]

The amendment shall be implemented with immediate effect.

[b]Author/Signatory[/b]

[nation]Antinios[/nation]

[b]Result[/b]

Passed by the General Assembly on 14 July 2020. Required a majority in favour to pass.

[spoiler=Yes (7)]
Antinios
Argentigrad
Dyl
Kavagrad
New Samon
Nottinhaps
Sincadenas
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[spoiler=No (0)]
[/spoiler]
[spoiler=Abstain (0)]
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[box][size=140][b]Existing Law[/b][/size]

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[list=1][*]If a position is vacated 21 days or more before the commencement of the general election, the following shall apply:
[list=a][*]For the Secretary or a seat in the General Assembly, a by-election shall be held to the elect the new member
[*]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[/list]
[*]If a position is vacated fewer than 21 days before the commencement of the general election, the following shall apply:
[list=a][*]For the Secretary, the Speaker shall temporarily assume its responsibilities
[*]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[/list]
[*]A by-election shall be held through the following process:
[list=a][*]World Assembly citizens may nominate for Secretary by-elections
[*]Electoral citizens may nominate for General Assembly by-elections
[*]All nominations shall take place for one day on the Regional Message Board
[*]If no candidates nominate, the Secretary, or the Speaker in their absence, shall appoint the new member
[*]If one candidate nominates, electoral citizens shall vote on whether to accept them in the following manner:
[list=i][*]World Assembly citizens shall be permitted to vote in a two-day poll
[*]Military Voting and dual citizens shall be permitted to vote on the Regional Message Board in the same period[/list]
[*]If more than one candidate nominates, the following shall apply:
[list=i][*]The Secretary shall appoint a moderator to organise the offsite voting form and to count the ballots
[*]Electoral citizens shall be eligible to cast a ballot in a two-day vote
[*]Standard general election voting and confirmation procedures shall apply[/list][/list]
[*]A confidence vote shall be held through the following process:
[list=a][*]World Assembly citizens shall be permitted to vote in a two-day poll on whether to accept the nominated member
[*]Military Voting and dual citizens shall be permitted to vote on the Regional Message Board in the same period[/list][/list][/box]


[box][size=140][b]Proposed Law[/b][/size]

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[list=1][*]If a position is vacated 21 days or more before the commencement of the general election, the following shall apply:
[list=a][*]For the Secretary or a seat in the General Assembly, a by-election shall be held to the elect the new member
[*]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[/list]
[*]If a position is vacated fewer than 21 days before the commencement of the general election, the following shall apply:
[list=a][*]For the Secretary, the Speaker shall temporarily assume its responsibilities
[*]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[/list]
[*]A by-election shall be held through the following process:
[list=a][*]World Assembly citizens may nominate for Secretary by-elections
[*]Electoral citizens may nominate for General Assembly by-elections
[*]All nominations shall take place for one day on the Regional Message Board
[*]If no candidates nominate, the Secretary, or the Speaker in their absence, shall appoint the new member
[*]If one candidate nominates, electoral citizens shall vote on whether to accept them in the following manner:
[list=i][*]World Assembly citizens shall be permitted to vote in a two-day poll
[*]Military Voting and dual citizens shall be permitted to vote on the Regional Message Board in the same period[/list]
[*]If more than one candidate nominates, the following shall apply:
[list=i][*]A group of citizens, henceforth known as the election committee, shall be formed to organise the offsite voting form and to count the ballots
[*]The election committee shall consist of one founder and two non-candidate citizens appointed by the Secretary, or the Speaker in their absence
[*]Electoral citizens shall be eligible to cast a ballot in a two-day vote
[*]Standard general election voting and confirmation procedures shall apply[/list][/list]
[*]A confidence vote shall be held through the following process:
[list=a][*]World Assembly citizens shall be permitted to vote in a two-day poll on whether to accept the nominated member
[*]Military Voting and dual citizens shall be permitted to vote on the Regional Message Board in the same period[/list][/list][/box]

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