Abeldane federal election, June 2017

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Abeldane federal election, June 2017
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Turnout 95% (7%)

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Nominee Patrick Renwick, Marquis of Bessatre Michael Thomas Brazeau
Party Democratic-Liberty Federalist
Running mate Artemis Langford None
Popular vote 53 4
Percentage 93% 7%

Vorsitzender before election

Patrick Renwick
Democratic-Liberty

Vorsitzender after election

Patrick Renwick
Democratic-Liberty

The twelfth Abeldane general election was held on the 5th of June, as per the Abeldane Election and Terms Amendment Act 2016. The general election contested the two elected offices in the Empire, the offices of the Vorsitzender and Stellvertreter, to which Patrick Renwick and Avro Keatings were both re-elected respectively. Turnout was at 95%, the highest turnout in Abeldane electoral history.

The elections was originally scheduled for the 1st of June as per the Act, but Emperor Stephen moved the date to the 5th of June to allow further campaigning. This was the first general election in which three of the major parties did not forward any candidates for Vorsitzender - instead, they all endorsed Patrick Renwick, the present Vorsitzender, for the election. They did, however, forward candidates for Stellvertreter. The Federalist Party also saw its first electoral campaign following its establishment by former Vorsitzender Michael Thomas Brazeau, weeks before the campaign period following the Independence Party's decision to endorse Renwick rather than nominate him.

United Abelden and the Independence Party forwarded candidates for Stellvertreter, but the former withdrew all of its candidates on 2 June 2017.

The election was also the last to hold only elections for the executive as the Elections and Terms Amendment Act 2017 allowed for legislative elections, which will be implemented next general election. This was also the first time in any Abeldane general election where opinion polls were used.

Background

Campaign

The campaign period began on 27 May. Originally, it was intended to start the campaign period to coincide the reactivation of the federal government but did not materialise due to the early reactivation of the federal government, a week before its intended date.

Opinion polls

For Vorsitzender

Pollster Release date Sample size Patrick Renwick
(DLP)
Michael Thomas Brazeau
(Federalist)
IPA AP DV Other/Undecided Lead
Reichswahlkomm 7-5-2017 12 17% - 50% 8% 8% 17% 33%
Reichswahlkomm 26-5-2017 12 92% 8%     - 84%
Reichswahlkomm 28-5-2017 16 94% 6% - 88%
Reichswahlkomm 29-5-2017 25 84% 16% - 68%
Reichswahlkomm 30-5-2017 15 100% 0% - 100%
Reichswahlkomm 31-5-2017 37 89% 11% - 78%
Reichswahlkomm 1-6-2017 17 94% 6% - 88%
Reichswahlkomm 2-6-2017 20 95% 5% - 90%
Reichswahlkomm 3-6-2017 27 85% 15% - 70%
Reichswahlkomm 4-6-2017 33 94% 6% - 88%

For Stellvertreter

Pollster Release date Sample size Avro Keatings
(IPA)
Artemis Langford
(DLP)
Isaac Reuel
(UA)
AP DV Other/Undecided Lead
Reichswahlkomm 7-5-2017 12 67% 0% - 8% 8% 17% 51%
Reichswahlkomm 26-5-2017 12 46% 8% 46%     - Tied
Reichswahlkomm 28-5-2017 16 41% 12% 47% - 6%
Reichswahlkomm 29-5-2017 25 40% 12% 48% - 8%
Reichswahlkomm 30-5-2017 15 47% 13% 40% - 7%
Reichswahlkomm 31-5-2017 37 40% 19% 40% - Tied
Reichswahlkomm 1-6-2017 17 71% 0% 29% - 42%
Reichswahlkomm 2-6-2017 20 65% 10% 25% - 40%
Reichswahlkomm 3-6-2017 27 85% 15%     - 70%
Reichswahlkomm 4-6-2017 33 73% 27% - 46%

Results

For Vorsitzender

e • d Summary of the Vorsitzendership elections, June 2017
Candidate Party Popular vote
Votes %
Patrick Renwick Democratic-Liberty DLP 53 93%
Michael Brazeau Federalist F 4 7%
Total 57 100%
Valid votes 57 100%
Blank and null ballots 3 0.05%
Turnout 57 95%
Registered voters 60

For Stellvertreter

e • d Summary of the Stellvertretership elections, June 2017
Candidate Party Popular vote
Votes %
Avro Keatings Independence IPA 29 50.9%
Dallin Langford Democratic-Liberty DLP 28 49.1%
Total 57 100%
Valid votes 57 100%
Blank and null ballots 3 0.05%
Turnout 57 95%
Registered voters 60

Post-election

Brazeau, following his electoral defeat, announced his interest in running for the office of Stellvertreter in the general election in September.