NS 33-1: Senate and Delegate Election Rules [MODIFIED] Mar 31, 2011 19:48:15 GMT -5
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NS 33-1: Senate and Delegate Election Rules
Record Number: NS 33-1
Resolution 2004-004, enacted 12/28/2004 (unanimous)
RESOLUTION concerning ELECTIONS TO THE SENATE
1. Elections to the Senate shall require a full majority of more than 50% of votes cast.
3. There shall be no more than 8 candidates for either seat in the election; the first 8 candidates to declare shall run for that seat.
4. The campaign period shall extend for one week from Declaration Day.
5. Elections shall extend from Declaration Day +7 to Election Day (Declaration Day +14).
6. If a candidate achieves the required majority
7. If no candidate achieves a majority in a race by Election Day, a run off shall be declared between the top two candidates. The run off election shall take place immediately and be concluded three (3) days following Election Day. The candidate with a majority
8. In the event of a tie between more than two nations for eligibility for the run off, the tie shall be broken by lottery, so that only two nations shall stand for election in the run off. The Founder shall select a target number between 1 and 1000. The nations with the lowest qualifying number of votes shall select a number between 1 and 1000 and report that number in the Senate office forum. The Founder will announce the nation closest to his chosen number, which shall immediately proceed to the run off election.
9. The exact timing of the above calendar shall be determined by the Chief Executive (or the Registrar-General, if so designated), either by their local time zone or a time zone of their choosing.
Repealed in part by NS 225-1: Elections Clarity Act and NS 291-1: Election Timing Clarity Amendment