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Camerlengo Alfred of the Papal Patch
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« on: September 20, 2012, 02:06:14 pm »
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The Absentee Ballot act
1a. All candidates wishing to get ballot status must declare their candidacy 4 days before the election.
1b. Any candidate declaring afterwards must run as a write in.

2.After this point any citizen can PM their vote to the Governor or a designated Representative, which will then be held in reserve, to be counted with the regular ballots.


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Bore, you have 24 hours to advocate for this bill or I will *insert terrible, murderous action here* it. Debate time will last 72 hours total.
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 03:32:00 pm »
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As we all know, our region is facing an activity crisis, partially due to not enough people voting in our elections, and this act attempts to sort that out by making it even easier to vote.

Now I know this won't be some sort of panacea, and I wouldn't be surprised if only 1 or 2 people used it, but I think it's important to have it as an option. Also I'm not wedded to the exact implementation of it, I just see it as a starting point.
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 05:30:26 pm »
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I'm good with this.
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2012, 01:26:19 pm »
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Does the governor post absentee ballots in the main election thread?
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2012, 02:08:53 pm »
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Everything in this bill is redundant. The CJO is already required to accept absentee ballots during the week preceding the election.
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2012, 02:58:47 pm »
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It doesn't look like there's anything about absentee ballots in there, Mr. Governor.
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2012, 03:35:52 pm »
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In reference to gubernatorial and Assembly elections:

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The Chief Judicial Officer of the Northeast Region must accept any absentee ballot received no more than one week prior to the opening of the polls.
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2012, 10:22:16 pm »
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Ah. What should be done about this, then?
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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2012, 10:28:19 pm »
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In my opinion? Nothing. Although if Bore has a case for requiring candidates to declare earlier, I am willing to listen.
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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2012, 01:12:29 pm »
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Bore?
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« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2012, 02:22:05 pm »
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Right, it seems that this bill is kind of redundant (although seeing as I, and I'm sure most northeasterners didn't know of absentee ballots I do have a remedy in the pipeline). With normal activity levels I would want an earlier declaring date, as it gives voters a chance to size up candidates, and allows absentees to vote on an accurate ballot, but with such low activity I don't think we should be doing anything to discourage candidates. You can withdraw, burn or destroy this bill Alfred.
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« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2012, 02:31:43 pm »
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Sorry, Bore! I hope that this doesn't discourage you. Feel free to send me a PM if you want to discuss any other ideas for legislation.
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« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2012, 02:54:38 pm »
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You're a good kid, Bore. I'll be nice to the bill and kill it quickly.

[The bill's scream is cut short by the sound of a gunshot]
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Alfred is the Atlasian equivalent of a malevolent deity.

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