vcczar Posted November 22, 2021 Share Posted November 22, 2021 If I had the final decision on election laws, this is what I’d probably change them too: 1. All elections, federal or state must take place during midterms or presidential general election. This may require shifting terms for some offices. No off year elections. 2. For federal elections, politicians are allowed one consecutive reelection bid. They may run non-consecutively as much as they’d like, aside from the presidency, which will be maxed out at two terms. The leading Senate and House leader for each party will not be bound to term limits while holding the office. SC Justice will serve 10 years terms, but the Chief Justice will continue to serve on good behavior. The one exception to this is age. 3. All federal officers must retire from office at age 80, with one exception. 3. A new body called the council of elders is available for all politicians aged 80+ who have served as Pres, VP, US Senate, SC Justice. This body has no power but is largely ceremonial. It can be requested into session by any branch of government to deliberate and cast a non-binding vote on conflicting matters of National importance. It’s hoped that it will encourage decision making for those with real power. It will be presided by their own chairman or president. 4. In regards to primaries, every voter should have the same options as every state. All candidates will appear on every state ballot (excluding very minor 3rd party and citizen perennial candidates, etc.). No candidate on the official ballot can drop out or endorse. Every candidate on the ballot will be in a randomized debate, which will be a mix of parties too. Any other debates can be up to committees. Primaries will be ranked choice at the ballot for use at the convention in the event it is deadlocked. Primary is popular vote rather than via delegates. Parties will set % required for nomination. 5. The EC is abolished. General election is ranked choice. If no candidate hits 50.1% then drop the least popular parties until the ranking gets someone over the line. 6. Midterms and general elections are holidays. However, the holiday is roaming. This means that an employee can take any weekday off to early vote if they wish, but then they’ll have to work on Election Day if they do that. This will allow employers to stay open on Election Day and schedule their employees vote days so that business can stay open. 7. The election will be certified within a month of the election. The new elected officials will take office Jan 1st. 8. Elections will be transparent as possible. 9. All candidates will present records on mental health, physical health, police background check, academic records, financial records, etc. These will not prevent a candidate from running but the transparency will allow a more informed decision for the voters. 10. Any 3rd party that received at least 5% of the vote in the previous election, will get equal airtime. Coverage of debate, convention. Any 3rd party polling 10% post convention in at least one major poll will be at the Pres debate. 11. All Pres noms in GE must release their prospective cabinet officers and future SC nominees before Election Day. This will help in voter decisions. gotta go to work Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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