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« on: December 24, 2011, 03:19:49 pm »
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Please vote AYE, NAY, or ABSTAIN on the amendment in question.  Editing your ballot more than 20 minutes after casting it will invalidate your vote.  Voting begins immediately and ends in exactly 7 days.

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Section 1: Senate Class Rescheduling.
1.Article 1, Section 1, Clause 1, requiring Senator term length of four months shall be waived for exactly one election for Senate Class A and exactly one election for Senate Class B taking place between January 1, 2012 and July 1, 2012.

2.Article 1, Section 4, Clause 2 shalle be amended as follows:
Elections for the seats in Class A shall be held in the months of ] April, August and December; Elections for the seats in Class B shall be held in the months of April, August and December February, June and October.

3. Elections for the Class A Senate seats currently scheduled for the months of February, June and October shall be transitioned to April, August and December. The Class B Senate seats currently scheduled for the months of April, August and December, shall be transitioned to coincide with the Presidential Elections in February, June and October. This transitions shall be affectuated as follows:

The regularly scheduled elections for the Class A Senate seats in February shall elect Senators for a two month term. In the April imediately following this special election, a regular election shall be held for the Class A Senate seats resulting in a normal four month term.

The regularly scheduled elections for Class B Senate seats in April shall elect Senators for a two month term. In the June immediately following this special election, a regular election will be held for the Class B Senate seats resulting in a normal four month term.

Section 2: Regional Election Methods

1. A region's governing body shall have the authority to determine procedure for administration of voting and certification of election results for their own Class A Senate elections in the months of February, June, and October. A region's governing body shall also have the authority to administer voting and certification of election results for Presidential elections consistent with federal election law in the months of February, June, and October.
 
2. A region's governing body may determine the means of election to Class A Senate election.

3. To ensure a fair process of election, any alternative system of voting chosen by the region's governing body for Class A Senate elections must be conducted in public, on-site, and may not disqualify any candidate meeting the qualifications set in the Constitution.

4. If a region fails to open a vote for their Senator and President within 12 hours of when polls must open, a Federal Officer of the Executive Branch shall open the vote on behalf of the region.
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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2011, 03:27:38 pm »
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Aye.
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« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2011, 05:41:28 am »
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« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2011, 10:04:23 am »
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« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2011, 10:14:17 am »
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2011, 04:48:07 pm »
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     Due to drafting errors, I must vote nay.
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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2012, 01:48:37 am »
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     With 4 votes in favor & 1 against, this amendment has passed.

Be it resolved, X Emperor PiT
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