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March 2022 Local Council Election

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March 2022 Local Council Election
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Schedule | How To | Ballot | Result
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[IMPORTANT] INFORMATION ON CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY

Following the passage of the Local Council Elections Act Amendment of 2022, candidates for the Local Council are now required to have a Residency of at least 120 as of 01 March 2022, meaning that their nations must have been in the region for at least the past 4 months.

To verify your eligibility, please refer to the relevant tool on the LinkElection Management System:

I come before you to announce that it is once again time to elect the Local Council. The Local Council is the home government of the gameside community and is the institution in charge of representing the interests of gameside players, moderating the Regional Message Board, encouraging activity, and legislating on issues relevant to the community.

Elections for the Local Council are administered by an Election Commissioner. The election, as laid out in Articles 3 and 4 of the Local Council Elections Act, is as follows:

  • Candidates must be accept a prior nomination from a fellow member of the region and submit a conflict of interest disclosure to the Election Commissioner.

  • If 12 or more candidates have accepted a nomination, then the Commissioner will order all candidates in descending order of Residency, and only the 11 candidates with the highest Residency value may proceed to the first round of voting.

  • A first round of voting will be held with all 11 candidates and an option to re-open nominations, with the highest voted candidate obtaining the first seat in the Local Council.

  • A second round of voting will be held with the remaining 10 candidates and an option to re-open nominations, with the two highest voted candidates obtaining the second and third seats in the Local Council.

  • In the event of a tie, all tied candidates will be elected. If three or more candidates are elected in the first round of voting due to a tie, the second round of voting will no longer be held.

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,

Kris Kringle
Election Commissioner

SCHEDULE

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

  • Nominations begin on 01 March 2022 15:00 (UTC) and end on 04 March 2022 15:00 (UTC) Link(countdown).

  • Campaigning begins on 04 March 2022 15:00 (UTC) and ends on 07 March 2022 15:00 (UTC) Link(countdown).

  • Voting for the first round begins on 07 March 2022 15:00 (UTC) and ends on 10 March 2022 15:00 (UTC) Link(countdown).

  • Voting for the second round begins on 11 March 2022 15:00 (UTC) and ends on 14 March 2022 15:00 (UTC) Link(countdown).

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 Link(time zone conversion).

HOW TO

RUN FOR OFFICE

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

  • Be a member of the South Pacific with a Residency of at least 120 at the start of the nominations period.

  • Receive a nomination from a fellow member of the region and accept it by following the steps below. Nominations should never tag the Commissioner.

    • Quote the nomination on the Regional Message Board (RMB).

    • Clearly and unambiguously express an intent to accept the nomination.

    • Tag the Commissioner so they will be alerted of the acceptance.

  • Submit a dispatch containing a conflict of interest disclosure and tag the Commissioner so they will be alerted of the submission. The disclosure must list all nations under the candidate’s control or access and all current positions and affiliations within NationStates. Submission of false or incomplete information in a conflict of interest disclosure may be grounds for disqualification at any time up to the certification of results.

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.

VOTE

The election consists of two rounds 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 or, instead, selecting the option to re-open nominations.

  • A public vote may be cast via the regional poll 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 post on the RMB 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.

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 Link(time zone conversion).

RESULT

PROCLAMATION OF RESULTS
First Round

WHEREAS a first round of voting was held between the days of 07 March 2022 and 10 March 2022 to determine the winner of the first seat of the Local Council and the candidates eligible to advance to the second round of the March 2022 Local Council Election, the result being as follows:

Evinea

50 votes

Elected to the Local Council

Re-Open Nominations

29 votes

Advanced to the Second Round

Purple Hyacinth

15 votes

Advanced to the Second Round

New Ontario Dominion

10 votes

Advanced to the Second Round

Drew Durrnil

9 votes

Advanced to the Second Round

THEREFORE, I, Kringalia, Election Commissioner, pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Local Council Elections Act, do hereby proclaim on this day, 10 March 2022, that:

  • The candidate signaled as such in the list above has obtained the highest numbers of votes after all votes have been counted, and consequently has been duly elected by the voters of the South Pacific to the Local Council, while all over candidates 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 certification of the result of the second round of voting.

Kringalia
Election Commissioner

CERTIFICATION OF RESULTS
Second Round

WHEREAS a second round of voting was held between the days of 11 March 2022 and 14 March 2022 to determine the winners of the remaining seats of the Local Council the result being as follows:

Re-Open Nominations

29 votes in the first round

61 votes in the second round

Highest Number of Votes

Purple Hyacinth

15 votes in the first round

21 votes in the second round

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New Ontario Dominion

10 votes in the first round

17 votes in the second round

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Drew Durrnil

9 votes in the first round

8 votes in the second round

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THEREFORE, I, Kringalia, Election Commissioner, pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Local Council Elections Act, do hereby certify on this day, 14 March 2022, that:

  • The candidate signaled as such in the Proclamation from 10 March 2022 has been duly elected by the voters of the South Pacific to the Local Council for a full regular term starting on this day 14 March 2022.

  • The option to re-open nominations has obtained the highest number of votes after all votes were been counted, and consequently the election shall revert to the nominations period for those seats that remain vacant pursuant to the following point in this certification.

  • Nominations begin on 15 March 2022 14:00 (UTC) and end on 18 March 2022 14:00 (UTC) Link(countdown).

Kringalia
Election Commissioner

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

First Round | Second Round

The full repository of election results and assorted election resources may be found in the LinkElection Management Portal.

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