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January 2022 Delegate Election

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[b][color=#ffffff][size=200]January 2022 Delegate Election[/size][/color][/b]
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[url=#schedule][color=#ffffff]Schedule[/color][/url] [color=#ffffff]|[/color] [url=#howto][color=#ffffff]How To[/color][/url] [color=#ffffff]|[/color] [url=#ballot][color=#ffffff]Ballot[/color][/url] [color=#ffffff]|[/color] [url=#result][color=#ffffff]Result[/color][/url]
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[anchor=information][/anchor][box][align=justify]I come before you to announce that it is once again time to elect the Delegate of the South Pacific. The Delegate is the regional head of state and is the primary official in charge of helping maintain the security of the region, promoting growth and activity, and serving as an advisor to the government.

Elections for the Delegate are administered by an Election Commissioner. The election, as laid out in Articles 2 and 3 of the [url=https://tspforums.xyz/thread-4112.html][color=#ff9900]Elections Act[/color][/url], is as follows:

[list][*]Candidates must declare their candidacy and post a campaign and a conflict of interest disclosure in the public campaign area.
[*]A first round of voting will be held on the regional forum with all candidates and an option to re-open nominations, where voters will be able to list candidates whom they approve without regard to any order of preference.
[*]If either of the two most approved candidates has less than a majority of approvals, then the option to re-open nominations shall be considered the winner in place of said candidate and the election shall revert to the nominations period.
[*]A second round of voting will be held via regional poll with the two candidates (or more, if a tie intervened) who advanced from the first round, where voters will be able to select the candidate of their preference.[/list]

The remainder of this dispatch will contain relevant information for candidates and voters alike, so that this election process may proceed as smoothly as possible. Good luck and thank you for participating in our democratic process!

Yours faithfully,

[url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=kris_kringle][b][color=#019aed]Kris Kringle[/color][/b][/url]
[color=#019aed]Election Commissioner[/color][/align][/box]

[anchor=schedule][/anchor][box][align=justify][b][color=#019aed][size=110]SCHEDULE[/size][/color][/b]

The election shall proceed according to the following schedule. If any changes are made, they shall be reflected below.

[list][*]Declarations begin on [color=#019aed][b]01 January 2022 00:00 (UTC)[/b][/color] and end on [color=#019aed][b]08 January 2022 00:00 (UTC)[/b][/color] [url=https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/vote?iso=20220108T000000&p0=1440&msg=End+of+Nominations&font=slab&csz=1][color=#ff9900](countdown)[/color][/url].
[*]Campaigning begins on [color=#019aed][b]01 January 2022 00:00 (UTC)[/b][/color] and ends on [color=#019aed][b]08 January 2022 00:00 (UTC)[/b][/color] [url=https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/vote?iso=20220108T000000&p0=1440&msg=End+of+Campaigning&font=slab&csz=1][color=#ff9900](countdown)[/color][/url].
[*]Voting for the first round begins on [color=#019aed][b]08 January 2022 00:00 (UTC)[/b][/color] and ends on [color=#019aed][b]11 January 2022 00:00 (UTC)[/b][/color] [url=https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/vote?iso=20220111T000000&p0=1440&msg=End+of+First+Round+Voting&font=slab&csz=1][color=#ff9900](countdown)[/color][/url].
[*]Voting for the second round begins on [color=#019aed][b]12 January 2022 00:00 (UTC)[/b][/color] and ends on [color=#019aed][b]19 January 2022 00:00 (UTC)[/b][/color] [url=https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/vote?iso=20220119T000000&p0=1440&msg=End+of+Second+Round+Voting&font=slab&csz=1][color=#ff9900](countdown)[/color][/url].[/list]

Please consider time zone differences when reviewing the deadline for each stage in the election. It is your responsibility to ensure that you comply with all legal requirements within the mandated time frames [url=https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20220101T000000&p1=1440&p2=136&p3=179&p4=240][color=#ff9900](time zone conversion)[/color][/url].[/align][/box]

[anchor=howto][/anchor][box][align=justify][b][color=#019aed][size=110]HOW TO[/size][/color][/b]

[spoiler=[b]RUN FOR OFFICE[/b]]
[b][color=#019aed]RUN FOR OFFICE[/color][/b]

Candidates must comply with the following requirements within the declarations period (see schedule above) to be considered for election.

[list][*]Be a legislator before the beginning of the declarations period.
[*]Be eligible for World Assembly membership. Ineligibility will be grounds for disqualification.
[*]Have an endorsement count equal to, or higher than, 80% of the endorsement cap at the start of the declarations period. The [url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1048805][color=#ff9900]endorsement cap[/color][/url] is currently set at 361 endorsements.
[*]Declare their candidacy or accept a nomination via a reply to the designated thread.
[*]Post a thread within the public campaign area containing a campaign and a conflict of interest disclosure. The disclosure must contain all potential conflicts of interest within the region and abroad. Submission of false or incomplete information in a conflict of interest disclosure may be grounds for disqualification.[/list]

Once a candidate meets all the above requirements they will be considered for the ballot and may campaign as they see fit, subject to all applicable laws and standards of conduct.[/spoiler]

[spoiler=[b]VOTE[/b]]
[b][color=#019aed]VOTE[/color][/b]

The election consists of a first round of voting held via Approval Vote and open to all legislators who gained their status prior to the start of the election, followed by a second round of voting held via regional poll and open to all Native World Assembly Residents.

There are two ways of casting a vote. In both cases, the act of voting involves selecting the candidate whom the voter prefers.

[list][*]A public vote may be cast via the [url=https://www.nationstates.net/region=the_south_pacific#poll][color=#ff9900]regional poll[/color][/url] that is set up by the Commissioner. The poll will automatically restrict voting only to eligible nations.
[*]An absentee vote may be cast via a [url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=display_region_rmb/region=the_south_pacific][color=#ff9900]post on the RMB[/color][/url] that tags the Commissioner. An absentee vote may only be cast by nations who will be on deployment with Special Forces at the conclusion of the vote, as certified in advance by the Minister of Defence.[/list][/spoiler]

Please consider time zone differences when reviewing the deadline for each stage in the election. It is your responsibility to ensure that you comply with all legal requirements within the mandated time frames [url=https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20220101T000000&p1=1440&p2=136&p3=179&p4=240][color=#ff9900](time zone conversion)[/color][/url].[/align][/box]

[anchor=ballot][/anchor][box][align=justify][b][color=#019aed][size=110]BALLOT[/size][/color][/b]

[list][*][nation]PenguinPies[/nation] [url=https://tspforums.xyz/thread-10082.html][color=#ff9900](campaign)[/color][/url]
[*]Re-Open Nominations[/list][/align][/box]

[anchor=result][/anchor][box][align=justify][b][color=#019aed][size=110]RESULT[/size][/color][/b]

[spoiler=[b]First Round[/b]][box][align=justify][b][color=#019aed][size=110]PROCLAMATION OF RESULTS[/size]
First Round[/color][/b]

WHEREAS a first round of voting was held between the days of 08 January 2022 and 11 January 2022 to determine the candidates eligible to advance to the second round of the January 2022 Delegate Election, the results being as follows:

[table=noheader][tr][td][nation]PenguinPies[/nation][/td][td]88.24% of approvals[/td][td][color=#019aed]Advanced to the Second Round[/color][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Re-Open Nominations[/td][td]11.76% of approvals[/td][td][color=#019aed]Advanced to the Second Round[/color][/td][/tr][/table]

THEREFORE, I, Kris Kringle, Election Commissioner, pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Elections Act, do hereby proclaim on this day, 19 January 2022, that:

[list][*]The candidates signaled as such in the list above have obtained the two highest numbers of approvals after all votes have been counted, and consequently will advance to the second round of voting.
[*]The result of this election as proclaimed on this day shall be certified, absent any challenges that require further time to be resolved, on the day listed in the proclamation of the result of the second round of voting.[/list]

[b][color=#019aed]Kris Kringle[/color][/b]
[color=#019aed]Election Commissioner[/color][/align][/box][/spoiler]

[spoiler=[b]Second Round[/b]][box][align=justify][b][color=#019aed][size=110]CERTIFICATION OF RESULTS[/size]
Second Round[/color][/b]

WHEREAS a second round of voting was held between the days of 12 January 2022 and 19 January 2022 to determine the candidate elected as Delegate, the results being as follows:

[table=noheader][tr][td][nation]PenguinPies[/nation][/td][td]136 votes[/td][td][color=#019aed]Elected Delegate[/color][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Re-Open Nominations[/td][td]56 votes[/td][td]-[/td][/tr][/table]

THEREFORE, I, Kris Kringle, Election Commissioner, pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Elections Act, do hereby certify on this day, 19 January 2022, that:

[list][*]The candidate signaled as such in the list above has obtained a majority of the vote in the second round after all votes have been counted, and consequently has been duly elected by the voters of the South Pacific to the office of Delegate of the South Pacific to serve for a full regular term starting on the day in which they attain the highest number of endorsements in the region.[/list]

[b][color=#019aed]Kris Kringle[/color][/b]
[color=#019aed]Election Commissioner[/color][/align][/box][/spoiler]

The raw result of the election may be found as linked below:

[url=https://tspforums.xyz/forum-555.html][color=#ff9900]First Round[/color][/url] | [url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=poll/p=181226][color=#ff9900]Second Round[/color][/url]

The full repository of election results and assorted election resources may be found in the [url=https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1giTBl4yUzhqzYTSiYOoDGNjBpqWa-oXFsOSSVx_57L4/edit?usp=sharing][color=#ff9900]Election Management System[/color][/url].[/align][/box]

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[color=#ffffff]Election Commissioner[/color]

[b][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatches/category=3/subcategory=385/nation=kringalia][color=#ffffff]Prior Elections[/color][/url] [color=#ffffff]|[/color] [url=link][color=#ffffff]Election Management System[/color][/url] [color=#ffffff]|[/color] [url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=display_region_rmb/region=the_south_pacific][color=#ffffff]Regional Message Board[/color][/url][/b]
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