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ELECTION & SELECTION PROCESS

NOMINATIONS

  • Nominations for an office will be opened
  • Nominations for that office will be made from delegations (Nominee must meet criteria to win office)
  • Nominations will continue until no other names are submitted
  • In order to run for Committee Chair (House or Senate), Presiding Officer, or Lobbyist you must have submitted at least 1 bill.
  • A participant can run for an office 3 times and can run for an office at each caucus they attend.
  • A school could have nominations for all 3 sessions.
  • The exception, if no one at that training session is nominated for the position
  • A participant may hold only 1 of the 3 major offices during their years as a part of Youth in Government.
  • A delegation may hold only 1 of the 3 major offices during a program (Youth Governor, Speaker of the House, President of the Senate)
  • A delegation can have only 1 candidate for Youth Governor.

VOTING

  • To be eligible to vote they must be registered by noontime on the day of the Caucus session.
  • Must be present to vote, if the participant has to leave their vote can't be done in proxy
  • In an effort to make a bit more equitable to select leadership positions for this year we will use the following appropriation of votes:

    0-3—Participant               1 Vote

    4-7---Participants            2 Votes

    8-12—Participants           3 Votes

    13-18—Participants         4 Votes

    19-25---Participants        5 Votes

    +1 vote for every  5 Additional Participants

ELECTION PROCESS AT TRAINING SESSION

  • Director will introduce the office and describe role and requirements
  • Director will ask for nominations and ask each delegation if they have any nominations.
  • Director will introduce Nominee to step to the computer to give a speech, continue through all the nominees
  • After all, nominees have spoken, Director will call for the vote
  • Each group will hold a discussion and cast their votes
  • Delegations will text results to a designated delegation (Youth Governor) to be totaled
  • Results should be sent as follows

    DELEGATION NAME:

    Candidate A Name —3 Votes,

    Candidate B Name —5 votes,

    Candidate C Name —0 Votes

  • Director will announce the winner and we will move to the next election.
  • Winners of offices will be asked to download from website information about their roles.

 

TO BECOME A CANDIDATE FOR YOUTH GOVERNOR

Those wishing to be a candidate will be nominated at each of the 3 caucus sessions, to be nominated you must:

a) Be nominated by someone from your delegation

b) Be Seconded by a member of another delegation

c) Each candidate will speak and the candidate with most votes is the winner.

Candidates cannot be elected to be a Presiding Officers

Candidates for Youth Governor must complete the YOUTH GOVERNOR'S CANDIDATE INFORMATION SHEET

 

TO BE A MEMBER OF THE GOVERNOR'S CABINET

Governor Brozman will select his Cabinet Members:

If you are interested in being in the Cabinet you must complete the following CABINET MEMBER APPLICATION

 

 

 

ELECTION OF SENATE & HOUSE COMMITTEE CHAIRS

  • Senate Chairs will be elected first, Senate Chairs must have participated in the program before.
  • Nominations will be taken from the floor
  • Each Candidate will speak. We will hold the election at each delegation site, and text results
  • We will announce the winner and go to the next
  • House Chairs will be elected after the Senate Chairs, using the same process.

 

THE SENATE SEATS

There will be 8 Senate Chairs elected at Caucus Sessions

There will be a Chaplain of the Senate, and Sgt at Arms of the Senate elected

The remaining seats in the Senate will be distributed in the following manner

  • Each delegation of 3 or more registered prior to Registration Deadline will get   1 Senate seat.
  • The remaining Senate Seats will be distributed to the delegations 1 each to the largest delegations in descending order until all seats are filled.

 

LOBBYIST POSITIONS

If you would like to be a lobbyist you must:

  • Complete the LOBBYIST APPLICATION
  • The lobbyist will work in pairs so to be a lobbyist you must submit an application with another delegate.
  • We will select the 12 Lobbyists from those who apply. They will be announced prior to the 1st Caucus Session
  • If we don't get 12 online applications we will
  • Elect the remaining positions at each training session

 

CHAPLAIN

  • Delegates interested in being Chaplain must complete the CHAPLAIN APPLICATION online.
  • The Chaplain will be a member of the Senate and will make a presentation in both the House and Senate on Sunday morning
  • Will offer an opening thought on Friday at the Opening Ceremony