4. Election Process
(1) Prior to the opening of the first voting period of the LC election, there will be a period of 3 days where residents can nominate candidates, and candidates can accept nominations, which will commence after a region-wide telegram sent by the Election Commissioner announcing the opening of nominations. This will be followed by 3 days where candidates can campaign, which will commence after a region-wide telegram sent by the Election Commissioner announcing the close of nominations and start of the campaign.
(2) The election will be two game side polls, each lasting three days. The winner of the first poll will be elected onto the Local Council, and all remaining candidates will move on to the next poll, where the top two candidates will be elected.
(3) If there are three candidates or fewer, all candidates will be automatically elected. If there are fewer than three candidates, the elected Local Council shall fill any remaining spaces on the Local Council under the terms outlined in Section 5 of this Act.
(4) If there are between four and eleven candidates, the election will occur as stated.
(5) If there are more than eleven candidates, the vote will be split into two three day polls with the top eleven vote-receiving candidates continuing onto the set of normal voting periods.
(6) Re-open nominations (RON) must be an option on both normal voting periods.
(7) In the event of a tie, all tied candidates will be elected unless this takes the number of Local Councillors to greater than three, in which case there will be a separate three day poll for the tied candidates.
(8) In the event of RON winning a poll, any candidates elected prior to that poll will be allowed to take their place on the Local Council without running again, and the nominations would re-open for the remaining places.
(9) In the event a candidate who has won a round but is later disqualified by the Election Commissioner or the Council on Regional Security, that round’s results are voided and a new round shall be added.
(10) The terms for the incoming Local Council begin when the Election Commissioner certifies the results and the Delegate assigns Regional Officer Powers, before which any and all election-related disputes must be settled. The outgoing Local Council will maintain their offices until then.