This poll is for approval of the basic ruleset for Demogame 3 as detailed below. This poll will remain open for a minimum of 48 hours. This ruleset was discussed in this thread. There is no quorum but an abstain option is provided. Code: The Constitution We, the people of (Civ Name), in order to create an atmosphere of friendship and cooperation, establish this Constitution of our beloved country. We uphold the beliefs that each citizen must have a voice in the government and ruling of our country, that government itself is a construct of and servant to the people, that rules, regulations, and laws should be established to facilitate the active participation of the people and to make possible the dreams and desires of the citizens. A. Governing rules shall consist of these Articles of the Constitution, such amendments that shall follow and lower forms of law that may be implemented. No rule shall be valid that contradicts these Articles excepting an amendment specifically tasked to do so. B. All Civfanatics Forum users who register in the Citizen Registry are citizens of (Civ Name). Citizens have the right to assemble, the right to free movement, the right to free speech, the right to a fair trial, the right to representation, the right to demand satisfaction and the right to vote. 1. Political parties are not permitted. C. The government will consist of the Executive Branch, Legislative Branch and Judicial Branch. 1. The Executive Branch is headed by the President, the overall Leader of the land, and shall include a Council of Leaders, each of whom heads a department that is responsible for one major facet of the country. Each of these Leaders will be generally responsible for the items found under the respective Advisor in the Civilization III game and esoteric aspects that fall under their department name. a. The President shall be the designated player of the game. The President is responsible for following the legal instructions of all Leaders during play of the game. 2. The Legislative Branch will be formed of two houses, the Senate and the Congress. a. The Senate will be formed of the Provincial Governors, each of whom are a Leader responsible for the care, management and use of the cities and lands of a province. b. The Congress will be formed of the entirety of the citizenry. Congress shall have the primary duty of creating laws. 3. The Judicial Branch will be formed of three Leaders and is tasked with verifying legality of legislation, interpreting rules, and determining when violations occur. Each also has a specific area of additional responsibility. a. The Chief Justice is the overall head of the Judiciary and can fill in for either lower position. The Chief Justice is responsible for maintaining the legal books of the country and the mechanics of Judicial Procedure. b. The Judge Advocate functions in a role of prosecution and attorney to the state when allegations of rulebreaking have been made. c. The Public Defendant functions in the roll of defense for any and all accused citizens. D. All offices will be filled via elections to serve fixed terms. E. No person shall hold multiple Leader positions simultaneously. F. The average of the number of votes cast in each of the most recent contested elections shall constitute an active census of citizens. The highest vote total of these elections shall constitute a full census (the Congress). A majority of the Congress shall be required to amend the Constitution. A 2/3 majority of the Senate shall be required to ratify said amendment. G. Elected officials must plan and act according to the will of the people. H. Any game actions taken by the DP must be documented in a game play log (examples: Notes or chat log). The game play log must be made publicly available in a timely manner. 1. Commission of any game action that is not instantly reversible by any person other than the President while carrying out his/her duties is strictly forbidden. a. Exception: Determining options in the renegotiation of Peace agreements requires an action of acceptance or war to exit the bargain screen. This may be done but the game must be immediately closed without saving. I. The constitution, laws and standards of (Civ Name) can never be contrary to the rules and regulations of the Civfanatics forums. Moderators may veto/correct any such items.