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Election Amendment (Separate Elections)

Overview


Purpose

The amendment seeks to separate the elections of the Secretary and General Assembly without impacting the length of the general election, allowing unsuccessful Secretary candidates to nominate for the General Assembly and for the debates of each to be given appropriate attention.

Implementation

The amendment shall be implemented immediately.

Author

Llorens

Signatory

Dyl

Result

Not passed by the General Assembly on 23 November 2020. Required a majority in favour to pass.

Antinios
Dyl
New Samon

Nangka
Sincadenas
Wascoitan

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; one week

    3. Voting period; three days

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

  2. Concerning the nomination periods:

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

    2. World Assembly citizens shall be eligible to nominate for Secretary, unless they have held that position for two consecutive terms immediately preceding that election

    3. All electoral citizens shall be eligible to nominate for the General Assembly

    4. All nominations shall take place on the Regional Message Board

    5. 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 one day

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

    6. A candidate may withdraw at any time prior to the voting period by announcing their intention to do so on the Regional Message Board

  3. Concerning the voting periods:

    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 contest has two fewer candidates than the total number of available seats, the following shall apply:

      1. The election for the General Assembly 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 a number of electoral citizens equivalent to the original seat determination as the remaining Members of the General Assembly

Proposed Law


  1. A general election shall be held according to the following schedule in the months of March, June, September, and December:

    1. Nomination period for the Secretary election from the 1st to the 3rd

    2. Debate period for the Secretary election from the 3rd to the 5th

    3. Voting period for the Secretary election from the 5th to the 7th

    4. Nomination period for the General Assembly election from the 8th to the 10th

    5. Debate period for the General Assembly election from the 10th to the 12th

    6. Voting period for the General Assembly election from the 12th to the 14th

  2. Concerning the nomination period:

    1. World Assembly citizens shall be eligible to nominate for Secretary, unless they have held that position for two consecutive terms immediately preceding that election

    2. All electoral citizens shall be eligible to nominate for the General Assembly

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

    4. A candidate shall be disqualified if they are 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 Regional Message Board

  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 of ballots:

    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 instant runoff 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 a 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 contest has two fewer candidates than the total number of available seats, the following shall apply:

      1. The election for the General Assembly 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 a number of electoral citizens equivalent to the original seat determination as the remaining Members of the General Assembly

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