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Term 5 - Censor (part deux)

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Demo Game: Government' started by Sigma, May 19, 2006.

  1. Sigma

    Sigma Censor

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    Office of the Censor - Term 5

    Censor - Sigma
    Deputy -

    Term 4 thread - Ravensfire
    Term 3 thread - Swissempire
    Term 2 thread - Swissempire
    Term 1 thread - Octavian X
    Term 0 thread - Alphawolf

    Election Dates
    Nominations Begin - May 23, 2:00 PM EDT (18:00 UTC)
    Nominations Close / Elections Begin - May 27, 2:00 PM EDT (18:00 UTC)
    Elections Close - May 30, 2:00 PM EDT (18:00 UTC)
    Start of Term 6 - May 31, 8:00 PM EDT (June 1, 00:00 UTC)

    Open Polls (official polls only)
    Renaming Ning-Hsia - Tiebreaker Poll - Closes June 1

    Recently Closed Polls (official polls only)
    Citizens Assembly - Should we build the Great Library? - Result: No
    Initiative: Captured City Renaming Procedure - Result: Take nominations and vote with the old city name as an option in the poll
    Referendum: Trade our Wheat for Russian Wine? - Result: Yes
    Naming State 1 - Preliminary Poll - Result: Auda Minor
    Naming State 2 - Preliminary Poll - Result: West Licentia
    Renaming Karakorum - Preliminary Poll - Result: New Port City
    Renaming Beshbalik - Preliminary Poll - Result: Fort Impervious
    Renaming Ning-Hsia - Preliminary Poll - Tie between Ekki-Ekki-Ekki-Ekki-PTANG and Basillica, tiebreaker posted
    Renaming Old Sarai - Preliminary Poll - Result: Old Sarai
    Renaming Turfan - Preliminary Poll - Result: Constitution Falls
    Citizens Assembly - Should we build the Globe Theatre? - Result: Yes

    Government Links
    Triumverate
    President - DaveShack
    Secretary of State - robboo
    Secretary of War - Rihiter

    Cabinet
    Censor - Sigma
    Minister of Interior - GeorgeOP
    Minister of Culture - Vind2
    Minister of Science - dutchfire
    Director of Intelligence - GeorgeOP

    Governor's Council
    Governor of Boaring Wallow - ice2k4
    Governor of Micalian's Gate - Whomp
    Governor of Auda Minor - Whomp
    Governor of West Licentia - StrategyDoRk
    Governor of Karakorum - Sweetacshon
    Governor of Beshbaik - Oldbus

    Judiciary
    Chief Justice - donsig
    Judge Advocate - Cyc
    Public Defender - CivGeneral

    Designated Players - DaveShack, Rihiter, ice2k4
     
  2. Sigma

    Sigma Censor

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    Duties of the Censor
    The Office of Censor is defined in the Code of Laws, in Section 1.B.III.IIIB. The Censor is in charge of conducting elections, validating elections and posting the official results of the elections. They are also responsible for validating all official polls, posting instructions related from Assembly votes and maintaining a list of names for cities, units and other items as approved by the Assembly.

    Elections
    All times will be based on GMT. Threads and polls will be posted at approximately 0000 GMT.

    Nomination threads will be posted in the main forum, and will start 9 days before the end of the term. Citizen's may nominate themselves or any number of other citizens to office. A nominated citizen must explicitly accept a nomination to be a candidate for office. Self-nominations are considered accepted unless other-wise indicated.

    Citizens may nominate themself prior to the opening of the nomination threads by posting in the Censor thread or by PM'ing the Censor.

    Citizens may not accept a nomination in more than one office. Should this happen, the Censor will attempt to determine the preference of the citizen prior to the election polls. If this cannot happen, the first office the citizen accepted the nomination for will be the election in which they are the candidate.

    Election polls will be posted 4 days after the Nomination threads are posted, and will be set to run for 3 days. These polls will list all valid candidates, plus abstain, and will be marked as Private. If there is only one candidate for the office, no poll will be posted.

    In the event of a tie between two or more candidates, a run-off poll will be posted once the previous poll closes. This poll will list the tied candidates, plus abstain, will be set to run for 2 days, and will be marked Private. This process will be continue until there is a single winner.

    Candidates may withdraw from the election at any time. Although they cannot be removed from the ballot, their vote total will be ignored for the purpose of determing the winner. If there is only one remaining candidate after a withdrawal, that candidate is immediately declared the winner of the election.

    Polling
    Polls are used for Opinion Polls, Referendums, Initiatives and Recalls.

    Opinion Polls
    Opinions Polls are all polls posted by citizens not labeled as Initiatives, and all polls posted by Officials acting in their area labeled as "Opinion" or "Informative". Results of this poll are considered non-binding, but may be used as the basis of a decision.

    Referendums
    Referendum polls are those posted by officials acting within their area. Results from a Referendum poll are considered binding and official, and superceed are other decision types except for initiative.

    Initiative
    Initiative polls are the ultimate form of decision, and can only be superceeded by another initiative poll. Initiative polls are started by Citizens.

    Polling Standards
    Polls must be written in a fair and clear manner to be validated. The first post of a poll must contain the question for the poll, the options with explanations if not clear, a link to the discussion thread(s), the type type of poll, the length of the poll and how the poll will be interpreted. Lobbying or supporting any option is not to be in this post.

    Unless required otherwise, polls must be at least 2 days in length, with 3 or 4 days preferred if time is available. It is not required, although strongly preferred, that a discussion be held before a poll is posted. Polls must be public unless required otherwise by law.

    Validation
    The Censor or a designated representative will review each official poll, and validate those that meet the above standards and other legal requirements. If a poll does not meet requirements, the Censor will work with the author to improve the poll and validate it. The Censor may override any decision by a designated representative. The Censor may also change the validation status of a poll after the initial decision, although this decision must reflect the standards in force at that point in time.

    Any not poll not reviewed within 48 hours of closure is assumed to be Validated.

    Recall Polls
    A Recall poll is one that asks if particular official should be removed from office. This poll may be posted by any Citizen, and follows the above standards with the following exceptions. The length of a Recall poll must be 96 hours. The Recall poll must be marked as Private.

    Citizens are reminded that although Recall polls can be emotionally charged, they must act in a civil and respectful manner. Moderators will take special notice of such a poll due to its very nature - citizens should act with respect and courtesy towards each other.
     
  3. robboo

    robboo Chieftain

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  4. Sigma

    Sigma Censor

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    Thanks robboo! The poll is posted HERE.
     
  5. Sigma

    Sigma Censor

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    Information Updated.
     
  6. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Ghost Agent

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    Are you sure the nominations go up on May 23rd 00:00 GMT? Since they should have been up by now :p.
     
  7. Sigma

    Sigma Censor

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    Information updated.
     
  8. GeorgeOP

    GeorgeOP RF Bleachers

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    I would just like to say that you are doing a wonderful job as censor.
     
  9. Sigma

    Sigma Censor

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    Thanks George! That means a lot to me. :)
     

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