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Speaker SWE
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« on: July 19, 2014, 05:39:04 pm »
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Northeast Electoral Reform Amendment

Article II, Section 5 of the Northeast Constitution is amended to read

Except in December, candidates for the Legislative Assembly will be given until the Wednesday preceding the Friday before the penultimate Friday of the month in which he or she wishes to run in an election thereof to announce his or her candidacy. In December, candidates for the Legislative Assembly will be given until the Wednesday preceding the first Friday of December to announce his or her candidacy. Candidates for Legislative Assembly will be given until the Wednesday preceding the third Friday of the month in which they wishes to run in an election thereof to announce their candidacies. This is to be done by officially declaring his or her's candidacy in the Candidate Declaration Thread. A candidate shall announce his or her candidacy by officially declaring his or her candidacy in the Candidate Declaration Thread.

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Debate on this bill will last for 72 hours, or until 6:38 PM on Tuesday July 22, unless modified or extended. The sponsor has 36 hours to advocate for this proposed legislation. If he does not, this bill will be tabled as there is other pending legislation in the queue.
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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2014, 11:28:52 am »
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I feel this definitely makes the language of the constitution far more clear on this matter, and gives a universal deadline for all elections, which makes considering running for the assembly far less confusing. I support this.
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2014, 12:35:32 pm »
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If I might weigh in as elections administrator for a moment: I too think that the Constitution is in desperate need of clarification with regards to elections.  This amendment does move that process along.  However, I will remind the Assembly that election in December are still held on the second weekend of the month, as opposed to the third in other months.  

If the Assembly wishes to continue this arrangement, might I suggest changing the language to something like the following:

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Candidates for Legislative Assembly will be given until the Wednesday preceding the first date of polling in the election they wish to contest to announce their candidacy and appear on the ballot. This is to be done by officially declaring his or her's candidacy in the Candidate Declaration Thread.
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2014, 09:23:32 pm »
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I am fine with Barnes' proposal, or alternatively we could just set the date of all elections to the third weekend of each month.
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2014, 09:48:32 pm »
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Yes, I am also fine with Barnes' proposal. Really anything to clarify the murky wording we have in the constitution regarding this issue.
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2014, 10:20:07 pm »
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This is legislation I agreed to sponsor for Senator Bore. The amendment proposed by Barnes is considered friendly.
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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2014, 02:57:34 pm »
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I used to have some small concerns about this, but as other more experienced representatives seem to support it and, as Matt says, it is confusing to have two different rules (and I definitely agree with that), I'll be supporting this. ^^
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2014, 02:59:45 pm »
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No reason not to support this
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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2014, 12:34:06 pm »
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Sorry for being a little late.

I asked cynic to introduce this because for too many elections active and eager candidates are kept off the ballot because they declared too late. Not only does this discourage people it also makes the ballot a mess of write ins.

Hopefully the assembly can pass this Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2014, 05:53:04 pm »
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Debate on this bill is now over. Representatives will now vote on this bill as written :

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Northeast Electoral Reform Amendment

Article II, Section 5 of the Northeast Constitution is amended to read

Except in December, candidates for the Legislative Assembly will be given until the Wednesday preceding the Friday before the penultimate Friday of the month in which he or she wishes to run in an election thereof to announce his or her candidacy. In December, candidates for the Legislative Assembly will be given until the Wednesday preceding the first Friday of December to announce his or her candidacy. Candidates for Legislative Assembly will be given until the Wednesday preceding the first date of polling in the election they wish to contest to announce their candidacy and appear on the ballot. This is to be done by officially declaring his or her's candidacy in the Candidate Declaration Thread.

Voting will last 48 hours or until all representatives have voted
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« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2014, 06:06:03 pm »
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Aye.
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« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2014, 06:12:59 pm »
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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2014, 06:51:20 pm »
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AYE
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« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2014, 07:01:14 pm »
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« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2014, 10:15:35 pm »
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« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2014, 11:34:15 pm »
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By a vote of 5-0,this amendment passes and will now go to a referendum
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« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2014, 12:28:16 am »
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The referendum on this amendment will be held in conjunction with the August Assembly election.
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