Eballot #7 Marked, One Party Guidelines
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Eballot #7 Marked, One Party Guidelines

Marked by James Ogle [One] on 9/6/2018 as follows:

_1__ The history of the One Party within the International Parliament began when Nadine Squires [One] was elected International Parliament Executive, after which she picked the title Speaker on 12/12/2014.

Because of the history and the unity with the International Parliament, the Party recognizes the International Parliament Senators (IP Senators) and Member of Provincial Parliament Senators (MMP Senators), as "Dues Payers" and voters on the One Party board of directors (BoDs). Those eligible to vote include only IP Senators and MPP Senators of the International Parliament and elected BoDs of the Party.

The IP Senator or MMP Senator may vote for their own name, and other names, onto the One Party BoDs, to be elected and certified by the International Parliament's Vote Counting Ministry.

Non-Senators (Non-IP and non-MPP Senators) may not vote on One Party BoDs.

_2__ Only elected Board of Directors (BoDs) of the world One Party should be permitted to vote on rules, names and decision items put forth by votes of the One Party elected BoDs.

_3__ Only rules passed by the Party itself, the U.S. Parliament or the International Parliament, will be recognized by the One Party.

_4__ The One Party's BoDs will consist of twenty-five BoDs; five Executives, ten Worker Board of Directors (Worker BoDs) and ten Dues Payer Board of Directors.

The exception of the names surpassing twenty-five will be only names who are tied in the elections for the twenty-five BoDs seats, until the ties are broken.

_5__ EXECUTIVES The first five Executives are invited to elect their own names to the Party BoDs.

_6__ The five Executives of the Party will oversee the vote counting, rule writing, web page(s), finances and banking for all levels and districts (Ministries in Super-states, mini-states, etc.), unless these rules/guidelines are improved by the majority vote of the elected Directors within the Party's BoDs.

_7__ When an Executive or BoD resigns or dies, the votes electing the executives are recounted and the next highest ranked name is automatically elected to be executive of the Party.

Voting under ranked choice voting (RCV) will use under either method #1 or method #2, listed below.

Vote counting method #1

THE "SAINTE-LAGUE PARLIAMENT SYSTEM" for seat allocation in all multi-seat districts
By Mike Ossipoff [Peace and Freedom] in 1992

Divide the election's total number of votes by the number of seats. This is the 1st quota.

Divide this quota into each candidate's votes, and round off to the nearest whole number. That's that candidate's seat allocation.

If, due to rounding, this awards a number of seats different from the desired number of seats, then adjust the quota slightly up or down until when paragraph two is carried out, it will award all seats.
End vote counting method #1

Vote counting method #2

Hagenbach-Bischoff Quota for Pure Proportional Representation (PPR)
By James Ogle [One] in 2018

Total number of votes / total at-large seats (plus one seat) = Hagnebach-Bischoff Quota

Any candidates reaching quota (plus one vote) are elected

Calibrate quota up or down (within 1/10,000th accuracy) until all seats are elected and filled.
End vote counting method #2

All voting will use ranked choice voting (RCV) in multi-winner districts of two or more with no exceptions. The guidelines for RCV will use the single transferrable vote (STV) as in Cambridge Massechusetts City Council Election statutes explained as follows:

How to Vote in a Proportional Representation Election like in Cambridge Massechusetts USA, City Council Election

Proportional Representation (PR) is the method by which voters in Cambridge elect members of the City Council.

It ensures MINORITY REPRESENTATION with MAJORITY CONTROL.

Any group of voters that number more than one-tenth of the total population can be sure of electing at least one member of a nine-member Council, but a majority group of voters can be sure of electing a majority of the Council.

In a PR election you may vote for as many of the candidates listed on the ballot as you wish, but you must rank the candidates in order of preference.

The PR ballot lists candidates with a blank line for adding consecutively ranked numerals next to their names.

Mark your choices by filling in the number one (1) next to your first choice;
Fill in the number two (2) to your second choice;
Fill in the number three (3) next to your third choice,
and so on. You may fill in as many choices as you please.

Example: Correct Marking

If you fill in more than one numeral for any candidate, if you use the same numeral for more than one choice, or should you use any mark other than consecutively ranked numerals beginning with the number one (1), your entire marked ballot will be invalid, marked "spoiled" and will not be counted.

Example: Invalid Votes for Candidates

The count begins with the sorting of ballots by the first preference shown on each valid ballot. That is the NUMBER 1 vote on each ballot. This is generally known as the "First Count".

Any candidates who reach the necessary quota with Number 1 votes are declared elected. Any extra ballots they receive beyond the quota are redistributed to the candidates marked next in preference (the number 2 preference) on those excess ballots. (See Transferring the Surplus below)

The count continues with the elimination of the candidate receiving fewest votes in the first count. Their ballots are redistributed to the other candidates according to the next preference marked.

After each distribution, the candidate now having the lowest number of votes is eliminated and his/her ballots redistributed to the next indicated preference (number 2,3,4 etc.)

As candidates reach the quota through the addition of redistributed ballots to their totals, they are declared elected and no further ballots are transferred to them. This process continues until all candidates have been eliminated except the nine winners.

_8__ VOLUNTEER ELECTED PARTY EXECUTIVE STAFF (EXECS): Elected Volunteer Executive Staff (Execs) shall always consist of five officers, they may pick only one seat title from among the following consecutively ranked choices:

1. Executive
2. Executive
3. Executive
4. Executive
5. Executive

_9__ If an opening on the five elected volunteer executive seats ever exists and there are no ballots electing a name as a consecutively ranked back-up, then new elections are called and more names are elected.

_10__ Whenever a new Party or subsidiary is formed, the first five executive officers may be self-nominated and self-elected.

_11__ Once three (or more) Executives are elected, the three executives may start electing "Directors", ten Worker BoDs and ten Dues Payer BoDs.

_12__ TEN WORKER BOARD OF DIRECTORS (WORKER BODS): The ten Worker Board of Directors (or BoDs) are elected in ongoing free elections. Those eligible to vote include only IP Senators and MPP Senators of the International Parliament and elected BoDs of the Party.

_13__ TEN DUES PAYER BOARD OF DIRECTORS (AKA Investor BoDs or Donor BoDs): The ten Dues Payer Board of Directors (or BoDs) are elected in ongoing free elections. Those eligible to vote include only IP Senators and MPP Senators of the International Parliament and elected BoDs of the Party.

_14__ GENERAL VOTING RULES AND NEW PARTY ELECTION SCHEDULE GUIDELINES:

_15__ ALL ELECTIONS: The following guidelines apply to all elections for the Party.

_16__ RANKED CHOICE VOTING: All voting on policy, names and decisions will be made using ranked choice voting (RCV), Sainte-Lague parliament seat distribution system, Hagnebach-Bischoff method in multi-winner districts of two or more, only. No execptions.

_17__ NOMINATED NAMES: Nominated names for the ballot electing the BoDs must be only names who accept/agree to be nominated. When a person votes for their own name, that is to be interpreted as accepting their name as a nominated name.

_18__ TIES: When two people self-nominate or a tie-vote for two or more names for the same office occurs, then both/all names share the position in the tie, until a tie-breaker election breaks the tie.

_19__ SCHEDULE OF ELECTIONS: When the nominations of a BoD commences, an election schedule may be announced by the approval of the majority of the elected executives and the scheduled timeline will usually consist of one week of nominations for BoDs, one week of elections for BoDs, one week of nominations of executives and finally one week of elections of executives.

_20__ CURRENT NAMES ALWAYS QUALIFY: All elected names always qualify for next election cycle.

_21__ NEW ELECTION SCHEDULES: New election schedules occur only when there are no lower ranked names to automatically elect and seats remain unfilled.

_22__ SPECIAL ELECTION SCHEDULES: Special elections should be scheduled within the following month of the date of the departing member when no lower ranked members are already on record in vote totals. The nominations for special elections should start on the 1st of the month, the election must be held by the last full week of that month (Sunday through Saturday). Final calls for nominations shall be conducted on the preceding week (Sunday through Saturday).

_23__ NOMINEES FOR EXECUTIVES: Any name may be nominated for volunteer executive staff (AKA "Executives") by all elected Board of Directors (BoDs), Worker BoDs and Dues Payer BoDs, as well as by the elected and nominated executives themselves.

_24__ ELECTION TIME FOR EXECUTIVES: Once five executives for the Party is elected, the elections for future executives shall continue into perpetuity.

_25__ ORDER OF BODS: All top BoD names will be elected in consecutive order under the rules laid out for ranked choice voting (RCV) in five-member (executives) or ten-member districts (Worker and Dues Payer BoDs).

_26__ VOTING SYSTEMS A tic is a numeral, i.e. #1, #2, #3 etc. (or 1, 2, 3). Tics are required in all cases in Party voting. Any character used other than consecutively ranked numerals in voting on Party matters, is considered not a legitimate vote. Illegit ballots are marked spoiled and are to be known and kept as "spoiled ballots".

_27__ When more than one tic is used, the next consecutive tic must be the next consecutive numeral. No number may be skipped or used more than once or the entire marked ballot is marked "spoiled", is no good and is separated from valid ballots.

_28__ Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) Ranked choice voting is a system based on algebra where the voter ranks one or more choices beginning with the number one, followed by consecutive numbers, where no same number can be used more than once or the ballot is marked spoiled. The strict compliance to the consecutively ranked numbers enables a perfect vote count by all vote counters. The number one choice is the top preference of the voter, represented by the numeral "1".

_29__ Term - Removal: The officers of the Party shall hold office until their successors are chosen, qualify and are elected.

_30__ ELECTIONS and VOTING Executives and Board of Directors Voting: All elected staff and decisions must be elected under simple majority rule, ranked choice voting (RCV), Sainte-Lague parliament seat distribution system, Hagenbach-Bishop method.

_31__ VOTING OF FOUR ITEMS: All voting consists of the subjects being voted on: a) The election of names to be elected must always use ranked choice voting (RCV). b) The election of the bylaws/guidelines/rules must always use ranked choice voting (RCV). c) The election of items on the agenda must always use ranked choice voting (RCV). d) The election of resolutions must always use ranked choice voting (RCV).

_32__ ELECTION RULES AND VOTING FOR ALL BOARD OF DIRECTORS (BODS):

_33__ After one week of nominations, all the known names, information, statements and links of the nominees will be emailed to the private email list of the workers, BoDs and Executives in the form of a "eballot" or else they will be contacted by telephone.

_34__ Verification measures will be provided to all those interested in verification.

_35__ Elected BoDs will retain their seat until they request to have their name removed, they decline, withdraw their name entirely or they ask to have their name and/or votes specifically deleted from all records.

_36__ Ballot preparation for numbers of more than twenty-five names will be split in two equal halves consisting of names ranked by party A to Z and the second half will be names ranked by party Z to A.

_37__ ELECTION OF EXECUTIVES

_38__ When the election is complete and the final voting deadline is passed, the top five names will be elected to the executive staff.

_39__ Once elected, the five executives may switch places with each other from time to time in order to take breaks or take terms as long as the executive which they are switching place with are in agreement and the rankings of order are considered. In other words, the higher ranked name always gets priority over lower ranked names.

_40__ Once elected, no Volunteer Executive Staff may also hold a second seat on the same BoDs that they serve as executive, so their name is automatically removed in these cases and the next consecutively ranked name on the BoD is automatically elected to the particular vacated BoD seat.

_41__ ACCEPTING/DECLINING: Once the election is over and the voting deadline for electing new names has passed, then the top vote getter is contacted first and must accept the election of their name within three business days. After the time line and should no response be heard, then the next highest ranked name may pick the next available seat, in their stead and the person's name who failed to answer, is moved to the bottom of the list. Those names who decline are deleted from the BoDs.

_42__ When a person declines nomination to the seat, they may not return to accept the nomination, until all other higher consecutively ranked names have been contacted, with regards to their accepting or declining the seat.

_43__ A perpetual vote of confidence shall be in effect until all five executive seats are filled. Then the vote of confidence shall pause while the Worker and Dues Payer BoDs are elected. Once all seats open for the Worker and Dues Payer BoDs have been filled, then the vote of confidence is into perpetuity.

_44__ Special Meetings: Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be held at any place and at any time and may be called when 100% of the elected Board of Directors have been properly notified thirty days in advance.

_45__ A quorum is not required on any decisions for day to day operations. A simply majority vote under ranked choice voting (RCV) of the participating voting members is all that will be needed or required.

_46__ Action of Directors by Communications Equipment: Any action required or which may be taken at a meeting of directors, or of a committee thereof, may be taken by means of a conference telephone or similar communications equipment by means of which all persons participating in the meeting can hear each other at the same time.

_47__ Signing of Checks or Notes: Checks, notes, drafts, and demands for money shall be signed by only the Party's elected Treasurer from time to time, the Treasurer to be designated by the Board of Directors.

_48__ Indemnification of Directors and Officers: The Party shall indemnify any and all Executives, Board of Directors, officers, employees, staff, former directors, superintendents, former officers or any person who may have served at its request as a director or officer of the party or of any other party in which it is a creditor, against expenses actually or necessarily incurred by them in connection with the defense or settlement of any action, suit, or proceeding brought or threatened in which they, or any of them, are or might be made parties, or a party, by reason of being or having been directors, officers or a director or an officer of the corporation, or of such other corporation.

_49__ This indemnification shall not apply, however, to matter as to which such director or officer or former director or officer or person shall be adjudged in such action, suit, or proceeding to be liable for negligence or misconduct in the performance of duty. Such indemnification shall not be deemed exclusive of other rights to which those indemnified may be entitled, under any law, bylaw, agreement, vote, or otherwise.
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