Amendment to the constitution
Article 1 shall be named : « The Executive »
Article 1, Section 1 shall be named : « The Governor »
Article Section 2 shall be named : « Gubernational elections »
Article 1 Section 3 shall be named : « Powers of the Governor »
Article 1 section 4 shall be named : « Vacancy of the Governorship »
Article 1 Section 5 shall be named : « Impeachment »
Article 2 shall be named : « The Judiciary »
Article 2 Section 1 shall be named : « The Superior Court »
Article 2 Section 2 shall be named : « Powers of the Superior Court »
Article 3 shall be named : « The Legislative »
Article 3 Section 1 shall be named : « The Mideast Assembly »
Article 3 Section 2 shall be named : « Mideast Assembly Rules »
Article 3 Section 3 shall be named : « Powers of the Mideast Assembly »
Article 3 Section 4 shall be named : « Enaction of a law, Veto »
Article 3 Section 5 shall be named : « Powers of the Lieutenant Governor »
Article 3 Section 6 shall be named : « The budget »
Article 3 Section 7 shall be named : « Expulsion »
Article 6 Section 1 shall be names: "Mideast Constitutional Amendments"
Article 6 Section 2 shall be named: "Constitutional Convention"
Article 6 Section 3 shall be named: "Federal Supremacy"Article 4 shall be amended to read :
Article 4 : Elections RegulationsSection 1 : Validity of a vote, a candidate, and a public referendumArticle V shall be amended to read :
1) Any resident of one of the states of this Region, who shall be considered eligible to vote in elections for federal office, and having been a resident of this region for a period of seven days or more, shall likewise be eligible to participate in all elections and referendums conducted in the Mideast.
2) Voters shall be permitted to edit their ballots until twenty minutes after posting them in the Regional Voting Booth. No voter shall edit their ballot after the official end of the voting period.
3) No person shall campaign in the thread in which voting shall occur. If a person does so they shall have their vote(s) counted as invalid and shall be subject to further trial and punishment as the law may provide. A person's username and signature are exempt from this clause.
4) Candidates for Regional office must declare themselves as such in the appropriate thread by 00:01 on the Tuesday preceding the election in order to appear on the ballot. In order for a gubernatorial ticket to appear on the ballot, both the candidate for Governor and the candidate for Lt. Governor must declare their candidacies before this time.
5) Any qualified citizen of the Mideast may declare their intention to accept write-in votes at any time prior to or during the election, either by announcing so in the appropriate thread or by casting a write-in vote in their own name.
6) No candidate will be permitted to appear on the ballot who does not meet the qualifications for officeholding set forth in this Constitution. Write-in votes for persons Constitutionally unqualified to hold office will not be counted.
7) If a citizen, meeting the Constitutional requirements for the exercise of the franchise, will be unable to access the Mideast Voting Booth during the time of the election, he or she may request an Absentee Ballot from the Governor. Said ballot shall be cast in a voting booth created for the purpose on the Fantasy Elections board, and may be edited at any time prior to the commencement of the election.
Should the Assembly pass legislation, and that legislation becomes law, and at least 25% of the population publicly protest the measure in a separate thread, a public referendum shall be held on that legislation.
9) Initiatives may be proposed for public referendum with the support of at least 25% of the number of registered voters in the Mideast.Section 2 : Election procedure
1) All elections and public referendums shall be administered by the Governor of the Mideast, or by the person acting as Governor. If the Governor is unable to administer the election, then the Lt. Governor, the presiding officer of the Assembly, or the Judge of the Superior Court will do so, with responsibility progressing in the given order.
2) Elections for Governor and Lt. Governor shall be held in the months of January, May, and September; elections for the Assembly shall be held in the months of January, March, May, July, September, and November. Voting shall begin between 00:01 on the third Thursday of the given month and 00:00 on the first Friday thereafter, and will conclude exactly 72 hours afterwards.
3) All elections for regional office will be conducted on the principle of a Single Transferable Vote. When the election is for a single office, the quota for election shall be a majority of the votes cast; when it is for multiple offices, the quota for election shall be the quotient of the total votes cast divided by the number of offices to be filled. All surpluses will be redistributed proportionally according to the next-highest preferences of the ballots in question.
4) Whenever a public referendum is to be held, the officer administering the election shall immediately open a thread in the Fantasy Elections Board in which the measure to be voted on can be read and discussed. After approximately 72 hours time, the officer shall then open the voting booth. Voting will continue for exactly 72 hours, except when the referendum is on a proposed amendment to the federal Constitution, in which case the vote shall continue for exactly 168 hours.
5) In all referendums, citizens will vote either "aye" (or yes), "nay" (or no), or "abstain". The referendum will only be considered to have passed if a majority of voters voted "aye". Section 3 : Swearing in of Mideast Officeholders
1) All citizens elected to serve in the Regional Government will take office on the first Friday following their election.
2) Prior to assuming office, all regional officeholders will swear the following oath: "I, [state name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of [state office name] and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Mideast Region."
Article V : Bill of Rights
1)No law shall be passed requiring a voter to denote their State of fantasy residence during an election.
2) An educated populace being essential to the maintenance of a Republican society, it shall be the duty of this government to maintain publicly funded schools, which shall be open to all citizens under the age of 18.
3) Persons in employment shall have the right to organize for the purpose of collective bargaining,
4) The holding of multiple offices under this government shall be prohibited