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OneJ
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« on: October 29, 2019, 08:58:23 pm »
« edited: October 31, 2019, 08:55:08 pm by Speaker OneJ »

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Uniform Election Time Amendment

I. To allow for consistency in our election procedures and times, and to bring them to the same standards as federal elections, the Constitution of the Region of Lincoln is amended as follows:

Quote from: Lincoln Constitution, Article 5.7
Except in December, all elections for governor, Council, and federal Senate shall begin on the penultimate Friday of the given month. In December, all elections shall begin on the second Friday of the month. All special elections for governor and by-elections for Council shall begin on the second Friday following the creation of the vacancy to be filled; but if the vacancy shall occur on a Thursday, the special election shall begin on the third Friday following the creation of the vacancy. The appropriate election administrator shall open the voting booth at 12:00:00 AM, Eastern Standard Time (or Eastern Daylight Time from the second Sunday of March to the first Sunday of November.) Standard Time. Voting shall continue for 72 hours, and no vote cast more than 72 hours after the voting booth was opened shall be considered valid. The election administrator must accept any absentee ballots cast no more than 168 hours prior to the commencement of the election.

II. This Amendment takes effect after ratification by the people of Lincoln as pursuant to Article VI of the Lincoln Constitution.

Sponsor: S019 for AustralianSwingVoter
Status: Debating

The debating period on LC 5.1 has commenced and shall last no longer than 72 hours.
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OneJ
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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2019, 09:11:09 pm »

FYI, this is actually the wrong amendment (apologies for the mistake). This amendment passed in time, so can someone please sponsor this amendment to make it the right constitutional amendment.
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Uniform Election Time Amendment

I. To allow for consistency in our election procedures and times, and to bring them to the same standards as federal elections, the Constitution of the Region of Lincoln is amended as follows:

Quote from: Lincoln Constitution, Article 5.7
Except in December, all elections for governor, Council, and federal Senate shall begin on the penultimate Friday of the given month. In December, all elections shall begin on the second Friday of the month. All special elections for governor and by-elections for Council shall begin on the second Friday following the creation of the vacancy to be filled; but if the vacancy shall occur on a Thursday, the special election shall begin on the third Friday following the creation of the vacancy. The appropriate election administrator shall open the voting booth at 12:00:00 AM, Eastern Standard Time (or Eastern Daylight Time from the second Sunday of March to the first Sunday of November.) Standard Time. Voting shall continue for 72 hours, and no vote cast more than 72 hours after the voting booth was opened shall be considered valid. The election administrator must accept any absentee ballots cast no more than 168 hours prior to the commencement of the election.

II. This Amendment takes effect after ratification by the people of Lincoln as pursuant to Article VI of the Lincoln Constitution.

Ah, it's fine. Let me fix it.
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OneJ
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Posts: 4,351
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E: -4.26, S: -2.26


« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2019, 09:22:46 pm »

FYI, this is actually the wrong amendment (apologies for the mistake). This amendment passed in time, so can someone please sponsor this amendment to make it the right constitutional amendment.
Quote
Uniform Election Time Amendment

I. To allow for consistency in our election procedures and times, and to bring them to the same standards as federal elections, the Constitution of the Region of Lincoln is amended as follows:

Quote from: Lincoln Constitution, Article 5.7
Except in December, all elections for governor, Council, and federal Senate shall begin on the penultimate Friday of the given month. In December, all elections shall begin on the second Friday of the month. All special elections for governor and by-elections for Council shall begin on the second Friday following the creation of the vacancy to be filled; but if the vacancy shall occur on a Thursday, the special election shall begin on the third Friday following the creation of the vacancy. The appropriate election administrator shall open the voting booth at 12:00:00 AM, Eastern Standard Time (or Eastern Daylight Time from the second Sunday of March to the first Sunday of November.) Standard Time. Voting shall continue for 72 hours, and no vote cast more than 72 hours after the voting booth was opened shall be considered valid. The election administrator must accept any absentee ballots cast no more than 168 hours prior to the commencement of the election.

II. This Amendment takes effect after ratification by the people of Lincoln as pursuant to Article VI of the Lincoln Constitution.

Ah, it's fine. Let me fix it.


And by the way, I'll sponsor the amendment.
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OneJ
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2019, 09:40:29 pm »
« Edited: October 29, 2019, 09:57:06 pm by Speaker OneJ »

As this was already debated last Council and largely failed to pass, because of the automatic tabling rule, I motion to waive the 72 hour debate requirement and move for cloture

This motion has my approval.


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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2019, 09:57:14 pm »

As a majority of the council is in favor of the move for cloture, councilors may vote AYE, NAY, or ABSTAIN within 48 hours.

Aye.
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2019, 06:13:03 pm »

As all three members of the council have voted in favor during the cloture vote, I now move for a final vote on LC 5.1. Councilors have 48 hours to vote AYE, NAY or ABSTAIN.

Aye
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OneJ
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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2019, 11:27:58 pm »

All councilors have voted and I think it's a good time to close the vote. Via a unanimous vote in favor of LC 5.1, the first bill of the 5th council has passed.

AYE: 3 (OneJ_, S019, Pragmatist_TNAG)
NAY: 0
Abstain: 0
Not Voting: 0
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