Special GLK Gayzette
Official publication of the Government of the Gay & Lesbian Kingdom of
the Coral Sea Islands
Volume 2, Number 10; March 30 2005
The Gay Government of the Coral Sea Islands Gayzette of March 30, 2005
[Administrative Arrangement Order]
The Gay Kingdom
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
GIVEN under my hand and with
the Great Seal of the Gay Kingdom
on 30 March, 2005.
By his Majesty�s Command
Privy Council Ordinance for the Casual Vacancy
Election of 29 April 2005
This Ordinance may be cited as Casual Vacancy Election Ordinance 2005.
This Ordinance shall become effective on a date fixed by the Emperor by notice
published in the Gayzette.
Unless otherwise specified in the Ordinance, this Ordinance shall have no
further effect after the conclusion of the Casual Vacancy Election of 29 April
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
�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
The Chief Justice shall cause an electoral roll to be prepared and maintained
for the purposes of this Ordinance.
Qualifications for Enrolment
For the purposes of this Ordinance only, a person is entitled to enrollment if the
(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
(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
(1) Nomination day for the purposes of this Ordinance shall be 15 April 2005 .
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
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
The Chief Justice shall cause to be created a website for the purposes of
effecting elections under this Ordinance.
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
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
Immediately after the close of the poll, the Chief Justice shall ascertain the vote
totals for each candidate.
Filling of One or More Vacancies
(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
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
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.
Finality of Elections
Elections undertaken under this Ordinance shall be final; they may not be
contested. There will be no recounts.
Duration of This Ordinance
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.
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