SO 2016-18 Parliamentary Elections Act

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SO 2016-18 Parliamentary Elections Act

Post by Abdoa on Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:27 pm

SENATE OF THE PARLIAMENTARY UNION

SENATE ORDER 2016-18

Parliamentary Elections Act

Article I: Introduction

Wishing to improve the fairness and accuracy of the election to this body, we, the Parliament of the Union, move to enact a set of guidelines for the running of parliamentary elections in the Union.

Article II: Definitions


An ELECTORAL LIST is a list of candidates for the Senate submitted to the Founder before the election. A list is composed of at least one candidate, but if it has more, they must be ranked.

Article III: The Process

The Senate shall be elected by the Sainte-Lague Method, as performed by the election calculator at https://staatsrecht.honikel.de/en/sitzzuteilungsrechner.htm . The election shall be run within the following guidelines:

1) The Founder will open the candidatures no less than one week before the election. Anyone may declare their intention to form an electoral list, alone or with specified others.
2) After the candidatures are closed, the Founder will post a three-day poll on the regional page with the name of each electoral list featured.
3) Once the polls are closed, the Founder will go to the following link: https://staatsrecht.honikel.de/en/sitzzuteilungsrechner.htm .
4) The Founder will then enter the Number of Seats as “9”, set the Percent Hurdle to “0”, and put the number of votes for the electoral list with the most votes in the Party 1 section, the number of votes for the electoral list with the next most votes in the Party 2 section, et cetera, before clicking on calculate.
5) The Founder will then ascertain, from the Seats per party according to Sainte-Lague method line in the Resulting table, the number of seats to award to each electoral list.
6) If a certain list should be awarded more seats than they have candidates, all its candidates are elected, and a by-election, run under these same rules, is scheduled for within two weeks to fill the vacancy/ies.
/inserted/7) A: Whenever a number of independents have equal votes, and are competing for a smaller number of seats than the number of candidates concerned, a runoff election will be called between the drawn candidates.
B: When such an election is called, the founder will announce on the regional message board that the election will occur in a day and that should anyone wish to withdraw they must send the founder a telegram. Once a day has passed since the announcement the founder will create a poll for the runoff election with a time of two days. If the election finishes in a draw between one of more candidates, then the seats are awarded to the nation with longest permanent residency. Once the election has finished the founder will announce the results on the regional message board.//
8 ) The Founder releases a report, detailing the process as above and declaring the elected Senators.
9) Any member of the Union may contest the accuracy and legitimacy of that report, whereupon the Minister of Jurisprudence will review it and, if deemed necessary, return to Stage 3.
/inserted/10) When one or more seats fall open through the resignation or removal from office of an incumbent within two days from one another, a by-election shall be called by the Founder for the number of seats that have fallen open within those two days after they have passed, and the nominations will last three days; anyone may declare their intention to form an electoral list, alone or with specified others.
11) If there are more than one seats to be filled in the by-election, the Founder will follow Article III, Guidelines 2), 3), 12) and 13) of this Act in that order.
12) The Founder will then enter the Number of Seats as the number of seats that are to be filled in the election, set the Percent Hurdle to “0”, and put the number of votes for the electoral list with the most votes in the Party 1 section, the number of votes for the electoral list with the next most votes in the Party 2 section, et cetera, before clicking on calculate.
13) Thereafter, the Founder will follow Article III, Guidelines 5), 6), 7), 8 ) and 9) of this Act, unless there are only two single candidates running, in which case he will not follow Article III, Guideline 7 of this Act, and if the election finishes in a draw between the two candidates, then the seats are awarded to the nation with longest permanent residency.
14) If there is only one seat to be filled in the by-election, the Founder will follow Article III, Guidelines 15), 16), 17), 18), and 19) of this Act in that order.
15) After the candidatures are closed, the first round of voting will begin. The Founder will post a three-day poll on the regional page with the name of each candidate and their (optional) political affiliations.
16) If, in the first round of voting, a candidate secures a majority (half plus one) of the votes cast, they are elected to the vacant seat.
17) If, in the first round of voting, no candidate secures a majority (half plus one) of the votes cast, then a second round of voting will be held. The Founder will post another three-day poll on the regional page with the name of the two candidates with the first and second highest number of votes in the first round and their (optional) political affiliations.
18) The candidate with the most votes in this second round is elected to the vacant seat.
19) If at any point in this process there is a relevant tie of votes, the candidate with the longest permanent residency in the region is favored.//

Article IV: Conclusion

We, the Parliament of the Union, hereby enact this document and its provision as law.

December 2, 2016
Abdoa, Senator
Libertarian Democracy, Senator

Status: enacted, amended by SO 2017-52


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Re: SO 2016-18 Parliamentary Elections Act

Post by Abdoa on Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:12 pm

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Version 1: (in force December 17, 2017 through July 24, 2017)

SENATE OF THE PARLIAMENTARY UNION

SENATE ORDER 2016-18

Parliamentary Elections Act

Article I: Introduction

Wishing to improve the fairness and accuracy of the election to this body, we, the Parliament of the Union, move to enact a set of guidelines for the running of parliamentary elections in the Union.

Article II: Definitions


An ELECTORAL LIST is a list of candidates for the Senate submitted to the Founder before the election. A list is composed of at least one candidate, but if it has more, they must be ranked.

Article III: The Process

The Senate shall be elected by the Sainte-Lague Method, as performed by the election calculator at https://staatsrecht.honikel.de/en/sitzzuteilungsrechner.htm . The election shall be run within the following guidelines:

1) The Founder will open the candidatures no less than one week before the election. Anyone may declare their intention to form an electoral list, alone or with specified others.
2) After the candidatures are closed, the Founder will post a three-day poll on the regional page with the name of each electoral list featured.
3) Once the polls are closed, the Founder will go to the following link: https://staatsrecht.honikel.de/en/sitzzuteilungsrechner.htm .
4) The Founder will then enter the Number of Seats as “9”, set the Percent Hurdle to “0”, and put the number of votes for the electoral list with the most votes in the Party 1 section, the number of votes for the electoral list with the next most votes in the Party 2 section, et cetera, before clicking on calculate.
5) The Founder will then ascertain, from the Seats per party according to Sainte-Lague method line in the Resulting table, the number of seats to award to each electoral list.
6) If a certain list should be awarded more seats than they have candidates, all its candidates are elected, and a by-election, run under these same rules, is scheduled for within two weeks to fill the vacancy/ies.
7) The Founder releases a report, detailing the process as above and declaring the elected Senators.
8 ) Any member of the Union may contest the accuracy and legitimacy of that report, whereupon the Minister of Jurisprudence will review it and, if deemed necessary, return to Stage 3.

Article IV: Conclusion

We, the Parliament of the Union, hereby enact this document and its provision as law.

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