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There are four types of elections in Brunant. These include gneral elections (for the House of Representatives and Senate), Gubernatorial elections and municipal elections. This article details each of the four types of elections, which are all held on the first Monday of October in election years.

Election of the CongressEdit

The Brunanter Congress consists of two houses. These are the House of Representatives, the lower house, and the Senate, the upper house. Each house uses a different voting system. While the lower house is intended to be the voice of the people, the upper house is the voice of the parishes. However, both positions are elected by the citizens.

Election of the RepresentativesEdit

The House of Representatives is the lower house of the Brunanter Congress. The one hundred seats...

VotingEdit

Voting is done through lists. Lists may have an amount of candidates anywhere between one and the maximum number of representatives in a parish. A citizen votes for any three candidates on the ballot, and these votes apply to both the candidate and the list that they have voted for. Voting is open to any citizen over the age of eighteen.

Electoral systemEdit

Brunant uses a proportional representation system using open party lists. The process is rather simple. After the completion of the voting, the candidates on each list are re-ordered in order of how many votes that the candidates achieved. Then, lists that achieved less than 3% of the vote in a parish are disqualified. After this is done, the D'Hondt method is used to decide how many seats each list should receive. Representatives on the list (now re-ordered) become official representatives up until the amount of seats that their list was given after elections.

Election of the SenatorsEdit

There is only one senator for each constituency, which are equivalent to the parishes, as in the elections for the House of Representatives. The senator for each parish is elected by the Instant Runoff Voting method (Alternative Vote). After submitting the number of signatures from the parish the candidate is running for equivalent to one one hundredth of the population of the parish, a candidate will be put on the ballot. On election day, a voter will order as many candidates as they would like in preferential order. If no candidate has a majority of votes at the end of voting, the candidate with the least votes it eliminated and their votes are redistributed according to their second choice. If a ballot has no second choice, the ballot is eliminated. This is repeated until a candidate has a majority of votes, or there are two candidates remaining, in which case the candidate with the most votes becomes the senator of the parish that they ran for.

Election of the PresidentEdit

The President (when the office existed) was elected by the Instant Runoff Voting method (Alternative Vote) nationally. After submitting the number of signatures equivalent to one one hundredth of the population of Brunant, a candidate will be put on the ballot. On election day, a voter will order as many candidates as they would like in preferential order. If no candidate has a majority of votes at the end of voting, the candidate with the least votes it eliminated and their votes are redistributed according to their second choice. If a ballot has no second choice, the ballot is eliminated. This is repeated until a candidate has a majority of votes, or there are two candidates remaining, in which case the candidate with the most votes becomes the President of Brunant.

Election of the GovernorsEdit

There is only one governor for each constituency, which are equivalent to the parishes, as in the elections for the House of Representatives. The governor for each parish is elected by the Instant Runoff Voting method (Alternative Vote). After submitting the number of signatures from the parish the candidate is running for equivalent to one one hundredth of the population of the parish, a candidate will be put on the ballot. On election day, a voter will order as many candidates as they would like in preferential order. If no candidate has a majority of votes at the end of voting, the candidate with the least votes it eliminated and their votes are redistributed according to their second choice. If a ballot has no second choice, the ballot is eliminated. This is repeated until a candidate has a majority of votes, or there are two candidates remaining, in which case the candidate with the most votes becomes the governor of the parish that they ran for.

Municipal electionsEdit

Municipal elections in Brunant happen every four years and varies among each municipality. Cities, towns and villages elect a mayor and a council, while localities generally elect an independent mayor. Parties represented in councils have received at least 5% of the vote, which is the minimum cut-off.

In municipal elections, seats in town and city councils are distributed by population. Villages of under 1000 people have 3 seats in the council, all the way up to those over 100,001 people or more, who get 24.

Inhabitants Seats
<1000 3
1,001–2,000 4
2,001–5,000 6
5,001–10,000 8
10,001–20,000 11
20,001–50,000 15
50,001–100,000 19
100,001+ 24

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