View Full Version : Ratification Inititative: Amendment on Vacancies and Appointments


DaveShack
Jun 28, 2006, 10:28 AM
The following amendment to the Code of Laws is hereby presented to the Citizen's Assembly for ratification. This is a citizen initiative poll, is public, and will be open for four days. To pass, 60% or more of those voting must vote yes.

Question: Do you approve the attached amendment to Section 8 of the Code of Laws?

Answers Yes, No, Abstain

Link to discussion thread (http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=169405)

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Text of section to be replaced.
Section 8 - Office Limits and Vacancies

A) Limits to Running for Offices.
I. No Citizen may run for more than one office during an election cycle.

B) Limits to Holding Office
I. No member of the Triumvirate or the Judiciary may hold a second office.
II. Governors and Members of the Cabinet may hold up to two offices at the same time.

C) Vacancies
I. A Vacancy occurs when an office is empty due to the office holder resigning, judicial action, impeachment, if no citizen ran for election for that office or when a new office is created.
II. Triumvirate Vacancies IIA. If there is a Vacancy in the Triumvirate, the President shall nominate a citizen to that office. If the Presidency is Vacant, the Secretary of State, or Secretary of War if the Secretary of State is also Vacant, shall nominate a citizen to that office. The citizen must accept the nomination prior any further steps. IIB. The Judiciary shall confirm the appointment. If confirmed, the citizen takes office immediately. If not confirmed, a different citizen must be nominated. IIC. The nominee may be any citizen that does not currently hold a Triumvirate or Judicial position. If the nominee holds another office, they must resign immediately upon confirmation. IID. This appointment may not be challenged by a confirmation poll. III. Cabinet Vacancies IIIA. The President must offer the position to the Deputy, if there is one. IIIB. If there is no deputy, the President must request interested citizens that do not currently hold office to contact them. If no such citizen contacts the President within 72 hours of the office being declared Vacant, the President may appoint any citizen to the office. IIIC. This appointment may be challenged by a confirmation poll. IV. Governor Vacancies IVA. The Governors Council must request interested citizens that do not currently hold office to contact them. If no such citizen contacts the Council within 72 hours of the office being declared Vacant, the Council may appoint any citizen to the office. IVB. If there is no Governors Council, the Minister of Interior must request interested citizens that do not currently hold office to contact them. If no such citizen contacts the Minister of Interior within 72 hours of the office being declared Vacant, the Minister of Interior may appoint any citizen to the office. V. Judicial Vacancies VA. The President must request interested citizens that do not currently hold office to contact them. If no such citizen contacts the President within 72 hours of the office being declared Vacant, the President may appoint any citizen to the office. VB. This appointment may be challenged by a confirmation poll. VI. All vacancy appointments which are subject to a confirmation poll are provisional until the time for a confirmation poll has passed, or when a confirmation poll for that appointment concludes with a 'Yes' majority. Note: section VIA is a previous amendment which has been posted in the constitution / CoL thread but has not been edited into the CoL.
VIA. Any citizen may post a confirmation poll for an appointment to a Vacant office within 48 hours of the appointment. This must be a private poll, asking the question "Should the appointment of <citizen name> as <office> be confirmed", with the options Yes, No and Abstain. This poll must last for 3 days. If the poll closes with more no votes than yes votes, the appointment is reversed. This citizen may not be appointed to that office again that term. The appointee holds the office and is free to exercize the full powers of the office until such time as the appointment is reversed. VIB. A Citizen who holds office may apply for a new office before the 72 hour waiting period provided they write in their application that they will resign from their current office. That citizen does not have to resign until the provisional period passes. VII. Being a member of the Designated Player Pool is not considered holding an office and thus is not counted against a Citizen in terms of being able to run for and hold multiple offices.

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Text of section to be added in place of the above original text.
Section 8 - Office Limits and Vacancies

A) Limits to Running for Offices.
I. No Citizen may run for more than one office during an election cycle.

B) Limits to Holding Office
I. No member of the Triumvirate or the Judiciary may hold a second office.
II. Governors and Members of the Cabinet may hold up to two offices at the same time.
III. Being a member of the Designated Player Pool is not considered holding an office and thus is not counted against a Citizen in terms of being able to run for and hold multiple offices.

C) Vacancies

An office is vacant if any of the following conditions is met:
No candidates accept a nomination for the office during elections
The current office holder resigns.
The current office holder is impeached / recalled.
The current office holder is removed from office as the result of judicial action.

D. Filling of Vacancies

A vacant office must be filled via the first method in this list which applies to the situation.

A deputy exists for the vacant office: the deputy is automatically installed as the new officeholder.
The office of President is not vacant: the President appoints a citizen to the vacant office.
The office of Secretary of State is not vacant: the Secretary of State appoints a citizen to the vacant office.
The office of Secretary of War is not vacant: the Secretary of War appoints a citizen to the vacant office.
The office of Censor is not vacant: the Censor appoints a citizen to the vacant office.
The office of Minister of the Interior is not vacant: the Minister of the Interior appoints a citizen to the vacant office.
The office of Minister of Culture is not vacant: the Minister of Culture appoints a citizen to the vacant office.
The office of Minister of the Science is not vacant: the Minister of the Science appoints a citizen to the vacant office.
The office of Director of Intelligence is not vacant: the Director of Intelligence appoints a citizen to the vacant office.

E. Confirmation Polls

Any citizen may post a confirmation poll for an appointment to a vacant office within 48 hours of the appointment. This must be a private poll, asking the question "Should the appointment of <citizen name> as <office> be confirmed", with the options Yes, No and Abstain. This poll must last for 3 days. If the poll closes with more no votes than yes votes, the appointment is reversed. This citizen may not be appointed to that office again that term. The appointee holds the office and is free to exercise the full powers of the office until such time as the appointment is reversed.

ice2k4
Jul 06, 2006, 06:46 PM
Poll closed and validated.