Law:Fixing the electoral commission

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This bill FAILED to pass.

It amends the following:
Organic Law, Article VII, Section 6

Ziu 47th Clark 1st
Sponsored by: Martì-Paír Furxhéir

Cosa.png Cosa: FAILED
PER 28 — CON 98 — AUS 43

Senats.png Senäts: FAILED
PER 0 — CON 7 — AUS 1

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WHEREAS the electoral commission was a very, very noble idea added with the introduction of the secret ballot AND

WHEREAS in the 2 elections it was in place, it's consequence was mainly to delay the formation of the government AND

WHEREAS in the 46th Cosa, the electoral commission found no errors in the ballot AND

WHEREAS now, in the 47th Cosa, the vast majority (almost 90%) of the voters either voted publicly (allowing anyone to review their vote) or using an automated form which eliminates any human error but all ballots currently need to be validated anyway AND

WHEREAS without the electoral commission, votes made with the online voting form could in practice be 100% secret without even the Secretary of State knowing their content AND

WHEREAS all incoming emails of the chancery are now open for review by the electoral commission anyway AND


THEREFORE the Ziu resolves that section 6 of Article VII of the Organic Law which currently reads:

Votes for the Cosa may be submitted either publicly or privately. Votes submitted privately shall be submitted to and available only to an Electoral Commission, consisting of the Secretary of State and the three Justices of the Uppermost Court. Should any Justice be unavailable to serve on the Commission, the King shall name a Magistrate judge of a subordinate court to replace that Justice, but should no Magistrate such judge likewise be available, the Commission shall serve as otherwise constituted. It shall be a criminal act, punishable as determined by law, for the contents of any such vote to be revealed by any member of the Commission to any other person. The members of the said Electoral Commission shall independently confirm the final tally and together shall certify the election.

Is replaced with:

Votes for the Cosa may be submitted either publicly or privately. Votes submitted privately in a non-fully automated process involving only the voter shall be submitted to and available only to an Electoral Commission as ballots are received, consisting of the Secretary of State and the three Justices of the Uppermost Court. Should any Justice be unavailable to serve on the Commission, the King shall name a Magistrate judge of a subordinate court to replace that Justice, but should no Magistrate such judge likewise be available, the Commission shall serve as otherwise constituted. It shall be a criminal act, punishable as determined by law, for the contents of any such vote to be revealed by any member of the Commission to any other person. The members of the said Electoral Commission shall independently confirm the final tally and together shall review the election. Failure of the electoral commission shall not delay the normal operations of the Kingdom, but any errors identified shall be corrected accordingly, notwithstanding any articles or law preventing the correction of the error (including any articles preventing the removal of an elected official from office).

Uréu q'estadra så: Martì-Paír Furxhéir - (Secretary of State)



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