Elections in the Grand Unified Micronational

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In the Grand Unified Micronational, elections take place every six months to elect the Chair of the organisation.

Procedure

Sections F-L of Article III, Chapter IV of the Charter of the Grand Unified Micronational define the election procedure. All full member states are entitled to cast one vote each. Elections utilise first-past-the-post. Elections typically take place in June and December. There is a one week nominating period, followed by a week of campaigning and a week of voting before the results are announced. Delegations may vote for any candidate, or for a "none of the above" option, which re-opens nominations if it receives the most votes.

Since the April 2009 election, all election voting has taken place on the GUM's MicroWiki talk page. The format of the ballots on the talk page has remained largely unchanged over the past ten years and circa thirty administrations.

Historic procedure

Under the 2016 Charter, only the Chair is elected by a full election of national delegations. Other officers, such as the Vice-Chair and the Supreme Judge, are nominated by the Chair and confirmed by votes of the Quorum of Delegates. However, under the 2014 Charter, the Supreme Judge and the officers of the Secretariat were all directly elected. Prior to 2014, members of the Advancement Council and the Security Council were directly elected.

Elections 2009-2010

Only the results of the final round of voting are shown

Election Winning candidate Second candidate Turnout
Name Votes % Name Votes %
February 2009 Kalvin Koolidge Unknown ?
April 2009 Robert Lethler 4 66.7 Kalvin Koolidge 2 33.3
July 2009 James Stewart 6 75.0 Alexander Reinhardt 2 25.0
October 2009 Robert Lethler 4 40.0 Jacob Tierney 3 30.0 50.0%
January 2010 Jacob Tierney 8 100.0 Malum I 0 0.0
April 2010 Robert Lethler 4 57.1 Alexander Reinhardt 3 42.9
July 2010 Will Sörgel 5 71.4 James von Puchow 2 28.6

Elections since September 2013

Election First candidate Second candidate Third candidate Fourth candidate Turnout
Name Votes % Name Votes % Name Votes % Name Votes %
September 2013 Quentin I Uncontested N/A
December 2013 Ciprian I Uncontested N/A
March 2014 Bradley of Dullahan 8 80.0 Spoilt ballots 2 20.0 55.6%
June 2014 Joseph Kennedy 9 60.0 Richard Hytholoday 6 40.0 75.0%
September 2014 Adam I (Adammia) 7 58.3 Joseph Kennedy 5 41.7 70.6%
December 2014 Taeglan I Nihilus 9 100.0 52.9%
March 2015 (invalidated) Adam I (Adammia) 4 80.0 James I of Mancunia 1 20.0 29.4%
March 2015 (final) 11 100.0 64.7%
July 2015 Jonathan I 6 100.0 N/A
June 2016 Fionnbarra Ó Cathail 11 91.7 Anthony Clark 1 8.3 63.2%
December 2016 Adam I (Uberstadt) 9 50.0 Horatio Eden 6 33.3 Thomas Merrell 3 16.7 85.7%
June 2017 Henry Clément 12 92.3 None of the above 1 7.7 56.2%
December 2017 Adam I (Uberstadt) 8 88.9 None of the above 1 11.1 60.0%
June 2018 Adam I (Adammia) 6 85.7 None of the above 1 14.3 43.8%
December 2018 Adam I (Adammia) 12 63.2 Nicholas Randouler 7 36.8 79.2%
June 2019 Bradley of Dullahan 13 50.0 Austin Jaax 8 30.8 Thomas Bainbridge 5 19.2 86.7%
December 2019 Thomas Bainbridge 17 58.6 Prince Dionisiy I 7 24.1 Alexander I 2 6.9 Logan I 2 6.9 87.9%
June 2020 Newton von Uberquie 26 83.9 Jayden Lycon 4 12.9 None of the above 1 3.2 75.6%