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Author Topic: April 22 - May 14 2022 OFFICiAL POLLING PLACE FOR L'ETATS DE CÉZEMBRE  (Read 370 times)

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This is the official public polling place for the April/May 2022 election for l'Etats de Cézembre, with notice posted in https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1199.0 and also sent via email to all citizens.  Those who wish to vote by secret ballot should reference a link that has been sent to them via Electionbuddy.com with their access key and password for the specific vote at https://secure.electionbuddy.com/m/7FgtM3u/1l7lssdlfo/ and if there is any issue in receipt of same to make a declaration here for assistance or send a personal message to Le Sénéchal de Cézembre, @X. Pol Briga who has been re-elected as per A8: The Sénéchal Elections Act of the CÉZEMBREAN ADMINISTRATION GUIDE as being the sole candidate.

The candidates are as follows:
@Txosuè Éiric Rôibeardescù
@X. Pol Briga

Citizens should select one candidate, or abstain. 

The total votes a candidate receives will place them into the allocation system for seats as defined in Article 9 of the CÉZEMBREAN ADMINISTRATION GUIDE (CAG)  There are up to 20 seats assigned in the election, but one person may only hold a maximum of 6 seats.  A candidate must receive at least one vote in order to enter the allocation process.  As per the proclamation of election, referencing various parts of the CAG, since the province is conducting the election, there is not a process for write in nominations, and there are named candidates who represent a party who are allocated seats until such time as they may allocate seats to any other Cézembre they see fit.

There is one Amendment to the CAG on the Ballot:

Sticky Slate Amendment

Whereas

The Cezembre Administration Guide specifies when Cezembre conducts an election, and

Whereas as per Article 14 specifies that the candidates must declare prior to the election their intent to stand, and

Whereas

Thus there are not write-in candidates, and

Whereas

It is desirable to have the option to retain effective legislators, and

Whereas

There can be logistical challenges when Cezembre elections are held by statute no earlier than one week nor no later than two weeks after the general election of the Ziu, and

Whereas

The right for anyone to declare candidacy shall be maintained, and

Whereas

The right for anyone to decline candidacy shall be maintained

BE IT RESOLVED that

All seated l'Etats members shall be placed on the ballot for the next session of l'Etats, unless they specifically request not to be listed along with others who declare their candidacy. Others not already seated in l'Etats may declare their candidacy during the nomination period.

This process only establishes the slate of candidates -- if a candidate does not receive any votes, they would not enter into the apportionment specified in CAG Article 9.

Voters will select YES, NO, or ABSTAIN

Since a budget for this activity has not been established, it shall proceed under the free version of Electionbuddy, which allows for a simple election for up to 20 ballots.  Since there are 19 citizens currently according to talossa.ca, all will receive a secret ballot, however, any may choose to vote in public instead.  There will be no administrative access to the secret ballot until the end of the election period on 14 May and any other person may request access to the balloting system to review the results.
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Thus far 2 ballots submitted of 19 eligible voters (2 only opened) — 11%
19 emails sent - 0 notices queued
Eligible voters will find their codes in private email to their talossa.ca defined address for Voter Access:
https://secure.electionbuddy.com/m/7FgtM3u/1l7lssdlfo

Public votes may also be made in this thread

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4 Days left in the Cézembre election - please vote here or at electionbuddy.com asap!

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1 more day in CZ election.
4 ballots submitted of 19 eligible voters (additional 1 opened) — 21% response rate
19 emails sent - 0 notices queued

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Results may be audited at https://secure.electionbuddy.com/elections/192404/voter_audit

The Sticky Slate amendment either fails due to not achieving plurality, or if as Sénéchal I would break the tie I would vote to fail it due to it not having achieved plurality.

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Using the etats calculator derived from CAG Article 9.
After elections to l'Etats, each party will receive 20 numbers, which will be produced by dividing the number of votes the party received by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20. The 20 highest numbers will be referred to as high quotients. In case the 20th highest number has the same value as the 21th highest number all numbers with the same value will not be considered high quotients. This will result in vacant seats in the assembly. Each party will receive a number of seats, equal to the number of high quotients it received.

Thus in theory Briga would have 13 seats and Rôibeardescù 6 seats with 1 left vacant, but because this election was held with just named candidates rather than parties, and that one citizen can only hold 6 seats maximum as per CAG Article 7
Legislative power in the Sovereign Province of Cézembre is invested in l'Etats de Cézembre. l'Etats shall consist of no more and no less than twenty (20) seats. Seats in l’Etats de Cézembre can only be assigned to citizens of Cézembre. Citizens may hold more than one seat, but no more than six. One seat cannot be divided among nor assigned to more than one citizen.

Therefore Briga will hold 6 seats and Rôibeardescù 6 seats with 8 left vacant.

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A motion may be entertained to award one of the 8 vacant seats to each new citizen of Cézembre this session among those who immigrate, such as is now done in the Cosa across the entire realm.  Of note that since the previous election the population of Cézembre has declined from 21 to 19.

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Bit late but agreed
Túischac'h of the 55th Cosa
MC, 55th Cosa, League of Center Conservatives
Secretary-General of the League of centre conservatives
Member of the L'Etats de Cézembre

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Re: April 22 - May 14 2022 OFFICiAL POLLING PLACE FOR L'ETATS DE CÉZEMBRE
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2022, 08:54:56 AM »
Bit late but agreed

Are you up for starting a session of l'Etats that would run quarterly?