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The Republic of The Grand Union Kingdom

General Assembly Announcement: I would like to present Election Act Amendment (No Judges) for a regional forum. Please feel free to discuss the bill on the RMB. The discussion period will end in 24 hours.

Overview


Purpose

The amendment seeks to stop incumbent Supreme Court Justices from seeking the office of Secretary

Implementation

The amendment shall be implemented immediately.

Author/signatory

The Grand Union Kingdom

Result

TBD

Existing Law


  1. A Secretarial 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; four days

    3. Voting period; three days

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

  2. A Legislative election shall commence on the fifteenth day of every January, April, July and October, and adhere to the following structure:

    1. Nomination period; three days

    2. Debate period; four days

    3. Voting period; three days

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

  3. Concerning the nomination period:

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

    2. World Assembly citizens shall be eligible to nominate for Secretary in a Secretarial election, 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 in a Legislative election

    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

      4. Failing to be a World Assembly member at any point during the election as Secretary candidate

    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

  4. 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

  5. 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 Secretarial 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 Secretarial election

    8. If the General Assembly contest has two fewer candidates than the total number of available seats following the nomination period, 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 Legislative 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

    9. If the General Assembly contest results in at least two vacant seats following the counting period, the following shall apply:

      1. The by-elections for the General Assembly shall be suspended

      2. The newly elected Members of the General Assembly shall internally elect a Speaker from among themselves

      3. The Speaker shall be responsible for appointing a number of electoral citizens equivalent to the vacant seats as the remaining Members of the General Assembly

Proposed Law


  1. A Secretarial 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; four days

    3. Voting period; three days

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

  2. A Legislative election shall commence on the fifteenth day of every January, April, July and October, and adhere to the following structure:

    1. Nomination period; three days

    2. Debate period; four days

    3. Voting period; three days

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

  3. Concerning the nomination period:

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

    2. World Assembly citizens shall be eligible to nominate for Secretary in a Secretarial election, unless they have held that position for two consecutive terms immediately preceding that election or are an incumbent Supreme Court Justice

    3. All electoral citizens shall be eligible to nominate for the General Assembly in a Legislative election

    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

      4. Failing to be a World Assembly member at any point during the election as Secretary candidate

    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

  4. 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

  5. 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 Secretarial 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 Secretarial election

    8. If the General Assembly contest has two fewer candidates than the total number of available seats following the nomination period, 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 Legislative 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

    9. If the General Assembly contest results in at least two vacant seats following the counting period, the following shall apply:

      1. The by-elections for the General Assembly shall be suspended

      2. The newly elected Members of the General Assembly shall internally elect a Speaker from among themselves

      3. The Speaker shall be responsible for appointing a number of electoral citizens equivalent to the vacant seats as the remaining Members of the General Assembly

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