NORTHEAST SPECIAL ELECTION AND REFERENDUM
As Governor, I hereby declare this polling place open.
This is the Northeast regional polling booth for the scheduled May 11th through May 13th Special Election. In this polling place, Northeast citizens are electing Representatives and voting on a proposed law.
Votes for offices in this region are cast using PR-STV. Voters who wish to preference more than one candidate should allocate a first preference for a candidate by marking a  in the space provided by that candidate's name, and proceeding to number as many preferences as they desire by marking a , , etc for as many candidates as they so desire.
A vote will be counted so long as the voter that casts it is eligible to vote in this election and casts a formal ballot. A vote is formal so long as it contains numbered preferences with no duplicate numbers. A ballot containing Roman Numerals is not considered informal. A ballot in which candidates have been ranked a,b,c, etc is not considered informal so long as no letter has been repeated, and so long as a single candidate has been ranked a, for as long as the letters are consecutive with no duplicate letters. A ballot is formal if the CJO can determine the intent of the voter without interviewing that voter.
Per past practice, write-in votes are only counted for a candidate if he or she publicly declares a willingness to receive write-in votes for a particular office in the [name of election] before the polls close in the Candidate Declaration Thread or writes in his or her own name on the ballot for that particular office.
Votes for "NOTA" or "None of the Above" for any office are formal regardless of the preference assigned to it. Should a voter preference "NOTA" as well as other candidates, only his vote for "NOTA" will be counted.
This booth shall remain open until Sunday, May 13 at 11:59:59 EST. Editing your ballot at any point after posting will result in disqualification of your vote!!!Official Ballot
[ ] Alfred E. Jones (Labor Party)
[ ] Jerseyrules (Popular Liberty Party)
[ ] Write-in: Referendum
Vacancy Mitigation Act of 2012
1. When a vacancy occurs in the Northeast Assembly, the Governor shall have the power to appoint an Interim Representative.
2. Interim Representatives have the same powers as elected Representatives.
3. Interim Representatives serve until a special election to fill the vacancy is held and a new elected Representative is sworn in.
4. The Assembly may expel an Interim Representative by a majority vote of elected Representatives.
[ ] Aye
[ ] Nay
[ ] Abstain