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    A147 – By-Election Duration Amendment
    Proposed by: Unown Uzer MP (UKIP)
    Seconded by: hazzer1998 MP (UKIP), mobbsy91 MP (Con), Quamquam123 MP (Lab), EricAteYou MP (Lab)

    By-Election Duration Amendment

    This House shall adjust the Guidance Document as follows:
    1.2.14 of the Guidance Document shall be amended to read:
    The duration of an election shall be 10 days.

    Day 0 – Election is announced by The Speaker.
    Day 0 - The Speaker will inform interested candidates/parties to submit their manifestos
    Day 7 – All manifestos should have been received by The Speaker.
    Day 7 - The Speaker will post the manifestos in a thread in the Model House of Commons forum, add a secret 3 day poll with the option of “Spoilt Ballot”.
    Day 10 – The election closes and seats are assigned.

    Notes:
    At the moment, a seat is left vacant for a very long time due to the long duration of the by-election. This amendment helps get an MP elected faster, which helps with the MHoC's activity.
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    Current system is fine. This won't make the CT faster.

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    Nay. *Less time to question the candidates.
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    I am wondering, given promotion of the House is part of my remit, and a by-election is a chance to do that, why the author chose to shorten the voting period but not the submissions period?
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    If anything manifesto submissions should be shortened to 3 days.
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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    I am wondering, given promotion of the House is part of my remit, and a by-election is a chance to do that, why the author chose to shorten the voting period but not the submissions period?
    One would almost be tempted to suggest that recent exit polling shows this may present a partisan advantage to the author's party...
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    (Original post by Aph)
    If anything manifesto submissions should be shortened to 3 days.
    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    I am wondering, given promotion of the House is part of my remit, and a by-election is a chance to do that, why the author chose to shorten the voting period but not the submissions period?
    I quite agree with this. In fact, I'd like to see it as a seven day period - 3 days to submit a manifesto, 4 days to question and vote.
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    (Original post by toronto353)
    I quite agree with this. In fact, I'd like to see it as a seven day period - 3 days to submit a manifesto, 4 days to question and vote.
    Could support that. I understand the longer period for the GE but by-elections aren't really important. They could better be done by a lottery IMO.
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    (Original post by Aph)
    Could support that. I understand the longer period for the GE but by-elections aren't really important. They could better be done by a lottery IMO.
    Now why would the candidate who got three votes want that... (sorry, couldn't resist! Better luck for this time around if you go again )
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    (Original post by Aph)
    Could support that. I understand the longer period for the GE but by-elections aren't really important. They could better be done by a lottery IMO.
    I don't support the lottery idea, but agree that by-elections don't need to be given so much time.

    UU, would you be willing to change the timescale to the seven days suggested by myself above?
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    (Original post by Saoirse:3)
    Now why would the candidate who got three votes want that... (sorry, couldn't resist! Better luck for this time around if you go again )
    Personally if I was Aph, I wouldn't let this comment slide. This is the type of banter that hurts the heart :dance:
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    (Original post by Trapping)
    Personally if I was Aph, I wouldn't let this comment slide. This is the type of banter that hurts the heart :dance:
    I'm sure he's had worse before here And in fairness it is mainly because he wasn't on a party slate and the format was done goofed by TSR. Fix that and whack on a Socialist Party label and he may well have come 2nd.
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    (Original post by toronto353)
    I don't support the lottery idea, but agree that by-elections don't need to be given so much time.

    UU, would you be willing to change the timescale to the seven days suggested by myself above?
    Well it is essentially a competition over who has the most active members so a lottery wouldn't be much different really. I'd actually be happy to run the whole MHoC by raffle/lottery for elections as it would be so much easier than elections.
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    Nay.
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    (Original post by SoggyCabbages)
    Nay.
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    No
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    Nay.
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    Nay.
    (Original post by DanE1998)
    Nay
    Why not?
 
 
 
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