I’m fully in support of this bill, it has noble intentions and will, I believe, have very positive practical effects on our elections. Therefore, I will be voting in favour.
I am also fully in support of the bill. However, given that we have elections in March, I would like an amendment changing the day CDP begins from the 28th of the months to two days before the end of the month. That way, instead of having our CDP vary from a measley four days to a massive eight days, it's only six days. With how the bill is currently written, every March general election, our CDP will be tiny.
Overall this is a very good bill, that being said I would like to suggest the removal of the following from the bill:
"V. Should the High Court exceed this time limit purposefully to subvert democracy or due to negligence, this can be grounds for impeachment. If they exceed this time limit because the election results are illegitimate, results may be recounted or a new election must be held."
Under current legislation the process of impeachment no longer exists, so in practice this section does nothing, as the process of removal does not require justification to occur.
I also second the changes to the CDP proposed by fellow MP Altonianic.
I am in full support of this bill, especially considering the "Incident" with Ashlawn.
I would also like to support Cerdenia's statement regarding the removal of justices through impeachment. This section is mostly unnecessary. I also support Alto's opinion regarding the CDP. It's too short.
On an unrelated note, seeing I am a deputy speaker, I will be forming a new and updated docket.
I appreciate it but just FYI for the future you need to legally gain the Speaker's permission to do this stuff.
Well, here's the updated docket if you want to copy the raw text and take over management
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The Order of bills that have been seen by the House of Commons, starting from the oldest at the top
Name of The Bill
Approved by the House?
Approved by the Senate?
Appointment of The Marconian State to the Supreme Court
YES - PASSED 11-0
YES - PASSED 11-0
I motion for unanimous consent on this bill.
The law as it is currently suggests that only doxxing is to be reported. Whereas all site violating content must be reported.
The bill also has an unconstitutional section. This bill fixes that. I hope to get this done speedily.
The bill requires 7 people to say 'I acknowledge this motion' within 24h and 0 people to say 'I oppose this motion'.
Please may everyone acknowledge the motion ASAP so we don't have to come back and waste time later.
Sponsor: The Islamic Country of Honour
Noting that L.R.035 has a glaring issue in which content that violates site rules should only be reported if it is doxxing,
Understanding that legally defining what is to be reported could imply that a report for other circumstances is illegal,
Also noting that L.R.035 has an unconstitutional section,
Resolved to fix this glaring issue in Thaecian law and to uphold the site's rules,
Congress hereby agrees,
Article I - Amendments to LR 035
Amends Article I,
Ia) Any content that violates site rules must be immediately suppressed and reported to the site moderators.
Iaa) Content that compromises someone’s personal/private information (doxxing) is to be immediately suppressed and reported to the site moderators.
Amends Article III, renumbers anything appropriately,
Section II - Any amendments to this law must receive a two-thirds majority in both chambers of Congress.
Cerdenia and New ikesandria
I have made some author amendments to the legislation
V. Should the High Court exceed this time limit purposefully to subvert democracy or due to negligence, this can be grounds for impeachment. If they exceed this time limit because the election results are illegitimate, results may be recounted or a new election must be held.
I. The Candidacy Declaration Period shall begin three days before the end of the month on the 28th day of the prior to the scheduled election and it shall close on the 4th day of the month the election was scheduled for.
I.I. A new election may also be called if the High Court has reasonable suspicion that the election was not conducted fairly, impartially, or in a timely manner.
IV. V. A mistake by the Electoral Commissioner, such as the counting or transferring of votes, with the possibility of changing electoral results.
We have begun voting on the final bill.
A bill to amend L.R. 049 The Electoral Commission Act and L.R. 044 Thaecian Indictable Offenses Act
Congress hereby agrees,
To remove Article VII and replace with the following:
Article VII - Voter Verification
Section I - During each regional election and referenda, there shall be a verification process to verify citizens' votes.
I. When filling out an election ballot, citizens must create a verification code and then send such code by any means to the Electoral Commissioner or any authority running the election.
To add Article VIII:
Section I - This Act hereby repeals L.R. 001 The Thaecian Electoral Commissioner Act, L.R. 007 Adjustment and Fixation of Thaecian Elections Dates Act, and L.R. 019 Electoral Commission Formalisation Act.
To remove Article II, Section II and III and add the following:
Section II - Elections for the President, Prime Ministry, and Senate will take place every four months in the General election, which shall be held in the months of March, July, and November. Elections for the House of Commons will take place every two months, in the Midterm and General elections. These elections shall be held in the months of January, March, May, July, September, and November.
Section III - Inaugurations following the results of the Presidential, Prime Ministry, Senate, and House of Commons elections, shall always take place on the 10th day of the month in which the election was scheduled for.
I. The Candidacy Declaration Period shall begin three days before the end of the month prior to the scheduled election and it shall close on the 4th day of the month the election was scheduled for.
II. The voting period must begin on the 5th day and end on the 8th day of the month in which the election was scheduled for.
III. All General and Midterm elections shall have a voting period that lasts approximately 72 hours.
IV. The Inauguration may be delayed for up to two days to allow the High Court to verify results. This shall not change when the voting period must start, and when future elections must be held.
To remove Article III and replace with the following:
Section I - The High Court of Thaecia, through a simple majority vote of the Justices who vote in any decision on verification, shall verify the results of regional elections and referenda.
I. In the event that a High Court Justice is a candidate in an election, they do not have the right to participate in the verification process of the election they are running in, but they may participate in the verification process of any other election which they are not a candidate in.
Section II - The High Court, through a simple majority vote, shall be given the power to deem votes “illegal” and discount them from the total vote count, should it be confirmed that there was at least one of the following:
I. Voter fraud as defined by prospective Thaecian laws.
II. A voter that does not meet citizenship requirements during the course of the election.
III. A voter loses their citizenship during the election after having already voted.
IV. A voter that does not properly provide a correct verification code in the steps defined by this law.
V. A mistake by the Electoral Commissioner, such as the counting or transferring of votes, with the possibility of changing electoral results.
Section III - Should votes be deemed “illegal”, the High Court, through a simple majority vote, shall be given the power to either allow or demand for a recount of the results if possible, or call for a new election if the violations do not allow for a simple recount to be enough to correct the results.
I. A new election may also be called if the High Court has reasonable suspicion that the election was not conducted fairly, impartially, or in a timely manner.
II. The Electoral Commissioner must hold an election and inaugurate the victor(s) within 7 days of when the High Court called for a new election to be held.
Section IV - In any event that an election ballot has a mistake where the Electoral Commissioner can not accurately tabulate a result from, the Electoral Commissioner must inform the voter of the mistake and give them 12 hours to correct it.
If the voter fails to fix the mistake within the 12 hours, the Electoral Commissioner shall tabulate the vote wherever the voter's intent is clear. If there is no clear intent, the ballot shall be thrown out.
To add to Article II:
Section VIII - The Electoral Commissioner must send a region-wide telegram to inform its residents at the beginning of the Candidacy Declaration Period and voting period.
To amend L.R. 044:
Voter Fraud - One person voting with multiple nations in a Thaecian election, Creating puppets to vote for a specific candidate, or in any way attempting to hinder the democratic and electoral process of the region.
My vote is Aye