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RZ11 - The Logical Act
Primary Sources: see Acts of the 52nd Cosa

This law is currently

link to amending laws

It amends the following:

Ziu 52nd Clark 4th (November 2018)
Sponsored by: Glüc da Dhi - Secretary of State

Cosa.png Cosa: PASSED in the Cosâ
PER 119 — CON 24 — AUS 13

Senats.png Senäts: PASSED in the Senäts
PER 5 — CON 1 — AUS 0

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RZ11 - The Logical Act

Whereas when IRV was introduced live was so wonderful, a miracle, oh, it was beautiful, magical, but

Now it needs to be fixed to be more sensible, logical, oh, responsible, practical, and

Whereas in the past election multiple votes were received that listed the same candidate multiple times, and

Whereas if these additional votes for a candidate are counted among the totals for each preference level this could give these candidates and undue advantage in the case of ties, and

Whereas it is good to clear up any ambiguity about this matter, and

Whereas it furthermore would be wise to affirm what should happen in case a vote in a senatorial elections contains both valid and invalid parts (i.e. 1. valid candidate, 2. fictional character, 3. citizen of the wrong province, 4. valid candidate.), and

Whereas this bill was first drafted on the 28th of August 2018, which was Supertramp appreciation day, now

Therefore three sub-sections will be added after Lex.B.14.1. which will read:

"14.2. If a voter submits a ranked list of preferences in which a candidate is listed multiple times, only the highest preference for that candidate is valid and the lower preferences for that candidate are invalid.

14.3. A preference for someone who is not eligible for the contested senate seat because they are either not a citizen of the province represented by the contested senate seat or not eligible to vote is considered invalid.

14.4. If a voter submits a ranked list of preference which includes both valid preferences for candidates and invalid preferences, such as described by Lex.B.14.2. or Lex.B.14.3., then the invalid preferences are ignored but the vote itself will still be valid and the preference for candidates will be considered in the order of the valid preferences.",

Furthermore, the sub and sub-sub-sections directly following the new sub-section 14.4. will be re-numbered accordingly.

Uréu q'estadra så: Glüc da Dhi - Secretary of State