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« am: 02. März 2012, 06:09:33 »

Mayoral Election Rules and Regulations

1.
The mayoral election will be announced in the forum by the election supervisors and as “Message of the Day” in the Metaworld, at least four weeks before the elections take place. After the announcement, the supervisors open the election threads in all cities.

2.
Only users with a Plus Account who have been citizens of a city for at least three consecutive months can be elected for the office of mayor (reference date: the first election day). Candidates who have been subject to sanctions from Catan GmbH during the last six months before the election can be excluded from being elected.

3.
Candidates who want to participate in the mayoral election must be registered in the election thread, where they have to consent to their nomination. The election thread will be closed two weeks before the election begins, in order to be able to examine the available information on the candidates.

4.
Up to one week before the election begins, every eligible voter may refuse a nominated candidate in his city. This veto – including a substantial explanation – must be mailed via personal message in the forum to the election board. The board of election will then examine the objection and – in case of legitimate reasons – debar the candidate from election.
The Catan GmbH as operator of the forum reserves the right to refuse a candidate, also when they are no vetos by other players. In both cases, the electors will be informed about the decision in the election thread. Only the candidate will be informed about the reasons for his/her debarment via personal message.

5.
Every PlayCatan citizen with a Plus Account or Standard Account living permanently in the city at least since the date of the election announcements is eligible to vote.

6.
The casting of votes takes place either via personal message in the forum or via Catan Message in the Metaworld.  Every PlayCatan citizen has exactly one vote. If a PlayCatan citizen casts two or more votes, all votes of this citizen will be invalidated.

The ballot paper must contain the following:

1. Name of the voter
2. Name of the city where the PlayCatan citizen is voting
3. Name of the candidate.


A ballot paper is invalid when there is not exactly one valid candidate name in it.

7.
If no votes are received until the election is over, the election will be extended for one week. If after the date of expiration there are still no votes, article 11, last paragraph comes to event: "In this case, the duties of the mayor are performed by a main forum moderator, while the office of mayor remains vacant in the Metaworld."

If there is more than one candidate for the office of mayor, the new mayor will have to be elected with absolute majority of votes; otherwise, a runoff election will be held for the two candidates who received the most votes. The runoff election will start the next day and go for a week. If also after that no definite winner is certain, the board of election will decide who enters the runoff election by drawing lots.

If there are no two definite candidates for the runoff election, the election will be extended for one week. If also after the extension no definite winner and also no two definite candidates for a runoff election are certain, that candidate wins who has the simple majority of the votes. If all candidates have the same amounts of votes, the board of election will decide who enters the runoff election by drawing lots.

In these cases, the current mayor keeps his duty until a new mayor is elected or has been determined by drawing lots.

8.
If a mayor moves to another PlayCatan city during his term or resigns, his deputy will automatically take over his official duties. Upon assumption of office, the deputy mayor must have been a citizen of this city for at least 3 consecutive months; otherwise, an early election is called. The elected mayor has thus forfeited his right to hold and execute the office of mayor; he may run again for office at the next mayoral election.

9.
The citizens of a PlayCatan city have the right to impeach their mayor or his deputy who assumed the office of mayor.
For this to happen, a concerning request containing an explanatory statement must be sent via personal message in the forum to the board of election.
The board of election informs in the city folder about the existence of that request. Within 14 days, at least as many citizens of the city have to pronounce themselves via personal message in the forum to the board of election in favor of these measures as valid votes were cast during the last election.
In this case, afterwards there will be snap elections.

10.
If a citizen commits electoral fraud, he will be banned for two electoral periods – as a voter as well as a candidate.

11.
Exemption clauses: If no candidate meeting the requirements cited in section 2 runs for office within the period specified in section 1, this period is once extended by 2 weeks. If, thereafter, no eligible candidate is available either, the board of election can suspend election or admit a candidate who does not meet the requirements stated in section 2. The respective decision is made by the board of election after consultation with Catan GmbH.
If, in the end, no candidate is available or admitted to run for office, election is suspended. In this case, the duties of the mayor are performed by a main forum moderator, while the office of mayor remains vacant in the Metaworld. This also applies if a mayor renounces during his term and no eligible deputy is available.


The board of election (EmeraldAngel, lotte3864, Wigglerin)

For simplification, only masculine forms are used. Of course, women are included here.


« Letzte Änderung: 09. September 2014, 13:39:43 von lotte3864 » Gespeichert

Niemand wird geboren, um einen anderen Menschen zu hassen. Menschen müssen zu hassen lernen und wenn sie zu hassen lernen können, dann kann Ihnen auch gelehrt werden zu lieben, denn Liebe empfindet das menschliche Herz viel natürlicher als ihr Gegenteil.

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