SO 2017-32 Electoral Precedence Act

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SO 2017-32 Electoral Precedence Act

Post by Abdoa on Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:32 am

Electoral Precedence Act 2017

An Act to regulate the precedence among constitutional elections, non-constitutional elections, and regional polls.

WHEREAS there are to be held various elections and various polls within Our Region;

WHEREAS there has not yet been set out an order of precedence;

BELIEVING that there should be made provisions for the precedences of such elections and polls;

BE IT ENACTED by Us, by and with the advice and consent of Parliament, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-


Article 1
Elections and regional polls to be held at Our Regional Page, shall be conducted in the following order of precedence if the dates set for them (partially) overlap each other, or when no especial date has been assigned to them yet, that does not overlap another election or poll:
1) The election of a new Founder;
2) An election of the position of President;
3) An election for the position of Prime Minister;
4) A Parliamentary Election;
5) Another election for a specific position or office, mentioned in Our Constitution;
6) A by-election for the position of President;
7) An election for the position of Prime Minister;
8 ) A Parliamentary By-Election;
9) Another by-election for a specific position or office, mentioned in Our Constitution;
10) Another election or by-election for a specific position or office, mentioned in an Act of Parliament;
11) Any other (by-)election or regional poll, their precedence being determined by the date they were asked for to be held, and if it be the same, by the discretion of the Founder or other official presiding over the vote.

Article 2
If an election as set out in number 1 of Article 1 of this Act is to be held, and there is already any other vote being taken, that vote shall be interrupted, unless it ends within 24-hours.

Article 3
If an election as set out in number 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 of Article 1 of this Act is to held, and there is already any other vote as set out in number 8, 9 or 10 of the aforementioned Article being taken, that vote shall be interrupted, unless it ends within 24-hours.

Article 4
Further regulations concerning the precedence of elections and polls aforementioned may be made by the Founder at his discretion, as long as they do not violate an Act of Parliament and do not obstruct the proper way of order within the Region.

Article 5
This Act may be cited as "[The] Electoral Precedence Act 2017".

Monday 1 May 2017
The Rt. Hon. Nassau-Windsor, MP LSM
The Rt. Hon. Libertarian Democracy, MP GSM LSM, Minister of Development
The Rt. Hon. Abdoa, MP GSM LSM

Debate scheduled June 2-6, 2017
Debate extended to June 8, 2017
Vote on amendments to the bill June 8-12, 2017
Vote scheduled June 12-16, 2017

Status: awaiting presidential attention

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