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    GLK Gayzette Official publication of the Government of the Gay & Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands Volume 2, Number 10; March 30 2005
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      GLK Gayzette

       

      Official publication of the Government of the Gay & Lesbian Kingdom of

      the Coral Sea Islands

       

      Volume 2, Number 10;      March 30 2005

       

      www.gaykingdom.org

       

      The Gay Government of the Coral Sea Islands Gayzette of March 30, 2005

      [Administrative Arrangement Order]

       

      The Gay Kingdom

      Administrative Arrangements

      Ordered By the Grace of God His Imperial Majesty the Gay Sovereign.

       

      I, Dale Emperor Reigning of the Gay & Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea

      Islands , acting with advice of the Gay Parliament, hereby approve the following

      administrative arrangements to take effect on and from 30 March 2005 in

      substitution for the arrangements in operation immediately before the date of

      this order.

       

      GIVEN under my hand and with

      the Great Seal of the Gay Kingdom

      on 30 March, 2005.

       

      Dale R

      HIM, Emperor

       

      By his Majesty�s Command

       

      Bill Freeman

      Chief Justice

       

      ***********************************

       

      ANNOUNCEMENTS:

       

      ELECTIONS:

       

      Privy Council Ordinance for the Casual Vacancy

      Election of 29 April 2005

      ********************************************************************************************

      Part 1�Preliminary

      Short Title

      1.

      This Ordinance may be cited as Casual Vacancy Election Ordinance 2005.

       

      Commencement

      2.

      This Ordinance shall become effective on a date fixed by the Emperor by notice

      published in the Gayzette.

       

      3.

      Unless otherwise specified in the Ordinance, this Ordinance shall have no

      further effect after the conclusion of the Casual Vacancy Election of 29 April

      2005 .

       

      Definitions

       

      4.

      In this Ordinance, unless the contrary intention appears�

       

      �Act� means the Gay Kingdom Act 2004 of the Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of

      the Coral Sea

       

      �Assembly� means the Legislative Assembly;

       

      �Candidate� means a candidate for election;

       

      �Election� means an election of a person under the Gay Kingdom Act as a

      member of the Assembly;

       

      �Elector� means a person whose name is entered on the electoral roll;

       

      �Electoral roll� means the electoral roll referred to in Section 5;

       

      �Casual Vacancy election� means an election to fill one or more Casual

      Vacancies;

       

      �Nomination day,� in relation to an election, means the day determined by the

      Emperor, namely 15 April 2005

       

      �Poll� means that system arranged by the Chief Justice for the purpose of

      casting and counting votes in the election;

       

      �Polling day� means--In the case of the casual vacancy election--the date

      determined by the Emperor, namely 29 April 2005 .

       

      Part 2--The Electoral Roll

      Electoral Roll

      5.

      The Chief Justice shall cause an electoral roll to be prepared and maintained

      for the purposes of this Ordinance.

       

      Qualifications for Enrolment

      6.

      For the purposes of this Ordinance only, a person is entitled to enrollment if the

      Person�

       

      (a) has attained the age of 21 years; and

       

      (b) has expressed an intent to become a citizen of the Gay and Lesbian

      Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands by registering that intent with the High Court,

      no later than 6pm (GMT-5) 14 April 2005 and has verified Identity to the high

      court by submitting a notarized affidavit of �Identity and Affirmation of

      membership in the �Unified Gay Tribe� � postmarked by 15 April 2005 and

      received by the courts no later than 28 April 2005

       

      Closing of the Roll

      7.

       (1) Where an election is to be held, the electoral roll shall be closed at 5 p.m.

      (GMT-5) on nomination day and shall not be re-opened until after the election.

       

      (2) While the electoral roll is closed, an alteration shall not be made to the roll,

      except to remove the name of a person who has died.

       

      Part 3--Election of Members

      Nomination Day

      8.

      (1) Nomination day for the purposes of this Ordinance shall be 15 April 2005 .

       

      9.

      (1) The nomination of a candidate shall be effected by delivering to the High

      Court not later than 6 p.m. GMT-5, on nomination day an email expressing his

      or her intention to run for office and including a copy of his or her Policy Papers.

      The Chief Justice will cause all nominees� names to be entered on the ballot

      except:

       

      (a) Nominees whose names do not appear on the electoral roll shall not be

      entered on the ballot.

       

      (b) Nominees whose emails of intent do not originate from the address

      recorded on the electoral roll or can be otherwise verified by the High Court

      shall not be entered on the ballot.

       

      (2) Candidates� Policy Papers may be of any length and may express any views

      so long as they are not expressed in a defamatory manner. Policy Papers which

      are unacceptable shall be rejected and notice given to the candidates as to

      cause. Candidates may submit new Policy Papers by email at any time prior to

      6 p.m. GMT -5 on nomination day. Newly submitted Policy Papers shall replace

      any pre-existing Policy Papers.

       

      Public Declaration of Nominations

      10.

      (1) No later than 6 p.m. GMT -5, on the day after nomination day, the Chief

      Justice shall cause to be publicly announced the names of the candidates.

       

      (2) If the number of candidates does not exceed the number of members to be

      elected, the Chief Justice shall then and there declare those candidates to be

      elected.

       

      (3) where, in accordance with section 10(2), the Chief Justice declares

      candidates to be elected, the Chief Justice will cause a notice to that effect to

      be published in the Gayzette, along with those candidates� Policy Papers.

       

      (4) If the number of candidates exceeds the number of members to be elected,

      the Chief Justice shall direct that a poll be taken on polling day and shall cause

      a notice to that effect, specifying the names of the candidates and publishing

      their Policy Papers.

       

      (5) Policy Papers shall be published in their entirety in plain text.

       

      Death of a Candidate

      11.

      (1) If, after the names of the candidates have been announced and before the

      commencement of polling on polling day, a candidate dies and the number of

      candidates remaining does not exceed the number of candidates to be elected,

      the Chief Justice shall declare those candidates to be elected and shall cause

      notice to that effect to be published in the Gayzette.

       

      (2) If, after the names of the candidates have been announced and before the

      Commencement of polling on polling day, a candidate dies and the number of

      Candidates remaining exceed the number of members to be elected; the Chief

      Justice shall, before opening the polls, strike the name of the deceased

      candidate from the ballot.

       

      (3) If a deceased candidate is declared under section 18 to have been elected

      as a member--

       

      (a) The declaration of the result of the election ceases to have effect so far as

      the deceased person is concerned but remains fully effective so far as the

      election of other persons as members is concerned; and

       

      (b) The vacancy in the place of a member caused by the application of

      paragraph 11(3) (a) shall be filled in accordance with the provisions of this

      Ordinance for the filling of a casual vacancy.

       

      Election to be by Electronic Poll

      12.

       The polling at an election shall be by electronic ballot and shall commence at 8

      a.m. GMT -5, of polling day, 25 April and shall close at 6 p.m. GMT -5, 29 April

      2005 .

       

      Polling Site

      13.

      The Chief Justice shall cause to be created a website for the purposes of

      effecting elections under this Ordinance.

       

      14.

      This website shall be designed so that--

       

      (a) Only persons who are entered on the electoral rolls may vote;

       

      (b) Any single elector may cast only one ballot;

       

      (c) Once cast, the vote may not be changed.

       

      Voting Records not to be Unlawfully Examined

      15.

      No person other than the Chief Justice and/or his designees is to have access

      to the record of votes cast.

       

      Counting of the Votes

      16.

      Immediately after the close of the poll, the Chief Justice shall ascertain the vote

      totals for each candidate.

       

      Filling of One or More Vacancies

      17.

      (1) Subject to section 17(2), in an election, the candidate who receives the

      highest number of votes, or the candidates, to the number required to be

      elected, who receive the highest number of votes, shall be elected.

       

      (2) Where an equality of votes for 2 or more candidates occurs in respect of a

      vacancy or vacancies, the Chief Justice shall determine by lot which of the

      candidates having equal number of votes shall be elected.

       

      Declaration of Poll

      18.

      As soon as practicable after the result of the poll has been ascertained, the

      Chief Justice shall publicly declare, and cause to be published in the Gayzette,

      a notice specifying--

       

      (a) The name or names of the member or members elected; and

       

      (b) The number of votes cast for each candidate.

       

      Return of Writs

      19.

      As soon as possible after the result of an election has been declared, the Chief

      Justice shall endorse on a writ the name of the person, or names of the persons

      elected and shall cause the writ to be returned to the Emperor.

       

      Part 4�Miscellaneous

       

      Finality of Elections

      20.

      Elections undertaken under this Ordinance shall be final; they may not be

      contested. There will be no recounts.

       

      Duration of This Ordinance

      21.

      This Ordinance shall govern only the casual vacancy elections of 29 April 2005

      and subsequent thereto, and shall be replaced and superseded by such

      enactments governing elections, as the Assembly shall pass. This Ordinance

      shall retain its force and effect if�

       

      (a) A casual vacancy or vacancies occur in the Legislative Assembly and no

      Acts Governing elections have been enacted; or

       

      (b) A general election of the Assembly is announced by the Emperor and no

      Acts Governing elections have been enacted.

       

       

       

      The GLK Gayzette Is the official publication of the Government of the Gay

      Kingdom and is published on the 25th day of each month, and at other times

      when necessary, by the Office of the Department of Gay Internal Affairs. 

      Comments, suggestions, and recommendations should be addressed to

      glkgayzette@....

       


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