[Amendment] Clarifying Vacancy Procedure re: CdeC
Discussion may be found here.
Supporters: jimkatalanos, Leonidas the Lion, Boustrophedon, Navajo Joe, robinzx
This is a resurrection of an amendment that failed to pass its vote approximately 2 years ago.
Following on from the discussion found here, and more recently: here and here, this amendment will eliminate the ambiguity surrounding the Curator's actions in this specific case.
From Article IV, Section II:
ElectionsConsilium de Civitates members are elected as per Article II, Section II for three months, with the added requirements that candidates have no active Staff warnings and not received any Consilium de Civitates warnings within the last three months at the time of election and hold their rank for three months.
If a member of the Consilium de Civitates leaves office for any reason before the expiration of their term, resigns during their term, and that term is less than 50% completed (that is, it has over one and a half months left to run), an election will be held for a replacement member to serve the remainder of the term. If the resigning member's term is more than 50% completed, the vacant position may be filled by Curator appointment. The Curator may appoint a Citizen that ran in the immediate previous election or a volunteering Staff Member who otherwise fits the requirements for the position. The appointment shall expire with the positions that are next up for election when a replacement member will be elected to serve the remainder of the term. If choosing from a pool of election candidates, any vacant positions will be filled in decreasing order of time remaining on the term starting from the next highest vote recipient after those who are elected to full terms.
New elections will be held prior to the expiry of member's terms in order The Curator should take appropriate and reasonable actions within the guidelines set out above to ensure that the Consilium de Civitates remains at full strength.
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