OAM election, September 2011

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September 2011 OAM Election
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Secretary-General of the Organisation of Active Micronations
September 2011
Candidate Lord Clerregge Milo Holland Julius Manresa ~
Micronation FRA1 Rathunis United Victorian Confederation ~
Popular Vote (%) 46% 58% eliminated through preferences ~
Count 12 15 eliminated through preferences ~
Vice Secretary-General of the Organisation of Active Micronations
September 2011
Candidate Richard Garrshire Daniel Anderson Barnaby Hands King Quentin I
Micronation Berin Sirocco Senya Wyvern
Popular Vote (%) 26% 50% eliminated through preferences 30%
Count 7 13 eliminated through preferences 8
Judges of the Intermicronational Court of Law
September 2011
Candidate Adam I of Überstadt James Wilary Zachary Smith ~
Micronation Überstadt FRA1 Agnorr ~
Popular Vote (%) 47% 44% 8% ~
Count n/a n/a n/a ~
Forum link Note: Figures may not add due to rounding

Background

The elections are the third in the OAM's history to follow the 'normal' four month cycle of elections and are also the elections with the highest number of registered voters (80).

Voting System

Following the passing of Resolution 176 in June 2011, these elections are the first to be held using the Alternative Voting (AV) System of voting. This is designed to make the vote counts easier to read, as under the old 'ranked pairs' system, candidates were elected without appearing to achieve a numerical majority.

It was also the first election to use the vote 'count' as an actual reflection of the number of votes cast, rather than in the past, which used the automatically generated number, which tended to inflate ballot figures.

Results

Milo Holland was elected as Secretary-General, Daniel Anderson, King Quentin I and Richard Garrshire were elected as the three Vice Secretaries-General and all three candidates for the inaugural positions as Justices of the newly created Intermicronational Court of Law were successful, with Adam I of Überstadt becoming the first Chief Justice.