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« on: February 01, 2012, 05:00:58 pm »
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Updated 11/07/14

Elected Officials

Emperor: Maxwell (DR-LA)

Legislators:
District 1 - vacant
District 2 - Dereich (Fed-SC)
At-Large - Dixie (Fed-TN)
At-Large - Yelnoc (ind-GA)
At-Large - Pingvin (Fed-TX)

Magistrate: PiT (Fed-LA)

Imperial Senator: North Carolina Yankee


Government

The main organ of governance is the Legislature.  The Legislature is composed of five Darths, or legislators.  From their number they select an Imperial Speaker, whose job is to guide the business of the Legislature.  In that body, bills are proposed, amended, and voted on.  Bills that pass the legislature are sent to the Emperor, the regional executive.  Bills he signs become law, while bills he vetoes are sent back to the Legislature.  The Emperor's veto may be overruled of four of the five Darths vote to do so.

The Imperial Dominion of the South also has a regional court.  The Judicial Overlord hears all cases brought before him by southerners.  In cases where the impartiality of the Judicial Overlord is impossible, the Emperor may appoint a temporary magistrate to rule in the stead of the JO.  If the Emperor fails to make such an appointment, the case must be appealed to the Federal Court.


Elections

The Emperor is charged with opening the election booth on the allotted day and closing it at the first instance of 11:59pm CST after the booth has been open for 60 hours.  To be listed on the ballot, one must have declared their candidacy before noon CST the day before the election is scheduled to begin.  A ballot is rendered in valid if it is edited an hour after being posted, if the voter is unregistered with the Atlasian Registrar General, if the voter posts multiple times within the thread, or if the voters intent is unclear.  

Elected officials within the Imperial Dominion of the South are elected to two month terms.  The Emperor is elected on all even numbered months of February, April, June, August, October, and December.  The legislative seats are divided into two classes.  Class A seats, of which there are three, are elected in all odd numbered months of January, March, May, July, September, and November.  Class B seats, of which there are two, are elected with the Emperor.

The Imperial Senator is elected to a four month term in the months of February, June, and October.  All rules stated in the first paragraph apply to the Imperial Senator, subject to changes by the Federal Government.


Regional Registration and Affiliation

The Imperial Dominion of the South maintains its own Census Bureau.  Citizens may register themselves under regional parties.  These parties have no bearing on national affiliation, though regional and national parties may of course come to agreements not recorded in the Census Bureau.

Unique to the South is the concept of Imperial Houses.  Houses are groupings of Emperors based on the seals they use.  To establish a new House, the Emperor must create a seal of his own, and have it approved by the legislature.  If the Legislature fails to approve his seal, he must use the seal of his predecessor, thus joining his house, or become a lame-duck Emperor.

Citizens may utilize the Census Bureau to show their support for a house by registering regionally under the name of that house.  Likewise, registration of houses that have not been officially created are usually considered a "signal of intent" from that citizen.


References

Imperial Dominion of the South Wiki
Legislative Chamber Thread
Legislation Introduction Thread
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2012, 05:41:33 am »
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Cool.  Smiley



I tried something like this over a year ago, but it never took off.  lol
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2012, 07:08:49 pm »
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http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=98481.0

You might want to use this link to my Senate office as opposed to that of my campaign office which gets shutdown when a campaign is not looming.
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2012, 07:41:21 pm »
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http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=98481.0

You might want to use this link to my Senate office as opposed to that of my campaign office which gets shutdown when a campaign is not looming.

Edited Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2012, 04:46:58 pm »
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For the time being I am no longer legislator. The two class B seats should be for Griffith and JBrase. Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2012, 07:13:26 pm »
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For the time being I am no longer legislator. The two class B seats should be for Griffith and JBrase. Smiley


Fixed.  Sorry about that foul-up, guys, I thought Jbrase had been appointed to Kalwejt's seat.
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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2012, 09:55:48 pm »
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For the time being I am no longer legislator. The two class B seats should be for Griffith and JBrase. Smiley


Fixed.  Sorry about that foul-up, guys, I thought Jbrase had been appointed to Kalwejt's seat.

I think everybody's playing a joke on me. It's 'Griffin'. Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2012, 12:00:18 am »
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Well you are a Southern Democrat....... Tongue
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Are they trying to fit in as many junk polls before Tuesday as possible?
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Well you are a Southern Democrat....... Tongue


I never know for sure. Wink As you can imagine, that joke has followed me since before I can remember, but lots of people genuinely see 'Griffith' when looking at my name.
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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2012, 09:09:17 am »
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Well you are a Southern Democrat....... Tongue


I never know for sure. Wink As you can imagine, that joke has followed me since before I can remember, but lots of people genuinely see 'Griffith' when looking at my name.
Wait, it's not Griffith?  Heh.  At this point you're Griffith to me Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2012, 06:24:47 pm »
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Well you are a Southern Democrat....... Tongue


I never know for sure. Wink As you can imagine, that joke has followed me since before I can remember, but lots of people genuinely see 'Griffith' when looking at my name.

Wait, it's not Griffith?  Heh.  At this point you're Griffith to me Cheesy

I guess I might as well add this picture to my Wiki page. Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2012, 07:14:19 am »
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Elected Officials

President: AHDuke99 (Ind-SC)

Vice-President: Matt from VT (Fed-VT)

At-Large Senators: Tmthforu94 (Fed-KS), Talleyrand (Lab-ME), Goldwater (Fed-DE), Mr. X (Lab-OH), Shua (D-R-VA)

Emperor: PiT (Fed-LA)

Imperial Speaker: SJoyce (Ind-FL)

Class A Legislators: Jbrase (DR-TX), Supersonic (Ind-TN), Scott (Pro-AR)

Class B Legislators: SJoyce (Ind-FL), Small L (D-R-TX)

Judicial Overlord (Magistrate): John Dibble (Fed-GA)

Special Prosecutor: Jbrase (D-R-TX)

Imperial Senator: North Carolina Yankee (Fed-NC)

Party abbreviations: Fed is the Federalist Party, D-R is the Democratic-Republican Party, Lab is the Labor Party, and Ind is Independent.


Government

The main organ of governance is the Legislature.  The Legislature is composed of five legislators.  From their number they select an Imperial Speaker, whose job is to guide the business of the Legislature.  In that body, bills are proposed, amended, and voted on.  Bills that pass the legislature are sent to the Emperor, the regional executive.  Bills he signs become law, while bills he vetoes are sent back to the Legislature.  The Emperor's veto may be overruled of four of the five Darths vote to do so.

The Imperial Dominion of the South also has a regional court.  The Judicial Overlord hears all cases brought before him by southerners.  In cases where the impartiality of the Judicial Overlord is impossible, the Emperor may appoint a temporary magistrate to rule in the stead of the JO.  If the Emperor fails to make such an appointment, the case must be appealed to the Federal Court.


Elections

The Emperor is charged with opening the election booth on the allotted day and closing it at the first instance of 11:59pm CST after the booth has been open for 60 hours.  To be listed on the ballot, one must have declared their candidacy before noon CST the day before the election is scheduled to begin.  A ballot is rendered in valid if it is edited an hour after being posted, if the voter is unregistered with the Atlasian Registrar General, if the voter posts multiple times within the thread, or if the voters intent is unclear. 

Elected officials within the Imperial Dominion of the South are elected to two month terms.  The Emperor is elected on the months of April, August, and December.  The legislative seats are divided into two classes. Class A seats, of which there are three, are elected in all odd numbered months of January, March, May, July, September, and November.  Class B seats, of which there are two, are elected in all even months: February, April, June, August, October, and December.

The Imperial Senator is elected to a four month term in the months of February, June, and October.  All rules stated in the first paragraph apply to the Imperial Senator, subject to changes by the Federal Government.

Barring any resignations, the next election to the Class A Legislative seats will be July 19; the next election to the Class B Legislative seats will be June 21; and the next election for Emperor will be August 16.


Regional Registration and Affiliation

The Imperial Dominion of the South maintains its own Census Bureau.  Citizens may register themselves under regional parties.  These parties have no bearing on national affiliation, though regional and national parties may of course come to agreements not recorded in the Census Bureau.

Unique to the South is the concept of Imperial Houses.  Houses are groupings of Emperors based on the seals they use.  To establish a new House, the Emperor must create a seal of his own, and have it approved by the legislature.  If the Legislature fails to approve his seal, he must use the seal of his predecessor, thus joining his house, or become a lame-duck Emperor.

Citizens may utilize the Census Bureau to show their support for a house by registering regionally under the name of that house.  Likewise, registration of houses that have not been officially created are usually considered a "signal of intent" from that citizen.


Legislative Docket

Texts can be seen here.

Slot 1 (General)
Amendment to the Omnibus Maintenance Bill
Sponsor: Small L

Slot 2 (General)
The Safe Roads Act
Sponsor: SJoyce

Slot 3 (Emergency)
IDS Airport Renaming Act of 2014
Sponsor: SJoyce

Queue:
-Updating Our Criminal Statutes Act
-School Vouchers Bill
-Three Strikes Bill
-Bill Respecting the Will of The People
-Public Bank Act of 2014
-Appointment List Bill
-Militia Consolidation Bill
-Housing First Act
-Amendment to Rules and Procedures

References

Our Constitution
Our Law
Imperial Dominion of the South Wiki
Imperial Legislature
Legislation Introduction Thread
Office of the Emperor
Voter Roll

This information is provided courtesy of the Imperial Almanac Establishment Act
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« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2012, 06:10:51 pm »
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Could somebody point me to the exact electoral procedure we use in the South ? If it is the same as the federal one, could you still point it to me ? I'm not really used to this single transferable vote procedure, and there are many variants of it, so I would like to know which one we are using.
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« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2012, 07:48:49 am »
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Could somebody point me to the exact electoral procedure we use in the South ? If it is the same as the federal one, could you still point it to me ? I'm not really used to this single transferable vote procedure, and there are many variants of it, so I would like to know which one we are using.

I believe it's IR-STV, so yeah, it's the same as the federal one.
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Slot 1 (General)
Do Not Question the Power Act
Sponsor: Small L
Status: Debating
Since: December 18, 2013, 01:16:48 pm
Ends:

Slot 2 (General)
Sponsor:
Status:
Since:
Ends:

Slot 3 (Emergency)
Sponsor:
Status:
Since:
Ends:
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Dignity of the Flag Act

Aye: Scott, Small L, Jack Enderman
Didn't vote: Velasco, HagridoftheDeep



IDS Constitutional Amendment Policy

Aye: Scott, Small L, Jack Enderman, Velasco
Didn't vote: HagridoftheDeep



Public Bank Act

Aye: Scott

Nay: Small L, Jack Enderman

Didn't vote: Velasco, HagridoftheDeep



Deficit Reduction Act of 2013

Aye: Scott, Jack Enderman, Small L
Didn't Vote: Chairman Sanchez, Supersonic



Financial Education Act of 2013

Aye: Scott, Jack Enderman, Small L, Chairman Sanchez
Didn't Vote: Supersonic


Safe Shooting Act of 2013

Aye: Scott, Jack Enderman
Nay: Small L, Chairman Sanchez
Didn't Vote: Supersonic



Flag Redesign Act of 2013

Aye: Scott, Small L, Chairman Sanchez, Supersonic
Didn't Vote: Jack Enderman



Pacific Relations Act

Aye: Scott, Jack Enderman, Small L, Supersonic
Nay: Chairman Sanchez



Viceroy Jurisdiction Repeal Act

Aye: Scott, Jack Enderman, Small L, Supersonic, Chairman Sanchez
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waitaminute, didn't Sanchez vote nay for that Pacific Relations Act?
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waitaminute, didn't Sanchez vote nay for that Pacific Relations Act?

My mistake.  It's been fixed.
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Someone should request that this be unstickied and create a new one with updated information.
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Someone should request that this be unstickied and create a new one with updated information.

Good point.  I'll make a new thread tomorrow and ask Gustaf to sticky that one.
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« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2014, 09:43:39 pm »
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Elected Officials

President - DemPGH (Lab-OR)
Vice President - None
Regional Senator - North Carolina Yankee (Fed-NC)
At-Large Senators - JCL (Fed-IN), LumineVonReuental (Fed-UT), Deus Naturae (DR-NY), Dr. Cynic (Lab-PA), Polnut (TPP-MA)

Emperor - Maxwell (DR-LA)
Speaker - Dereich (Fed-SC)
Class A Legislators - Sjoyce (TPP-NC), Duke (Fed-TX), Oak Hills (IND-TN)
Class B Legislators - Flo (Lab-MS), Dereich (Fed-SC)
Judiciary - None
Attorney General - PiT (Fed-LA)
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