March 2022 Secretarial election

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March 2022 Secretarial election
Secretary election
← Dec. 2021 1-13[1] March 2022 June 2022 →
Turnout~11.7%[2] Increase 0.5%
  Podria.png Super Awesome Fun Times.png Jyapin.png
Nominee Podria Super Awesome Fun Times Yong
Popular vote 3 17 9
Percentage 8.6%[3] 48.6% 25.7%

Secretary before election

Super Awesome Fun Times

Elected Secretary

Super Awesome Fun Times

The March 2022 Secretarial election was the twenty-fourth election to elect a Secretary in The Leftist Assembly, and the third separate Secretarial election. Voting was held from 9 to 13 March 2022.

Incumbent Secretary Super Awesome Fun Times was re-elected with a majority on the second count, marking their second term as Secretary with the 2nd Super Awesome Fun Times Cabinet.

Methodology

Voter eligibility

To be eligible to vote, a nation had to be an electoral citizen, which requires that individual to reside in The Leftist Assembly with their World Assembly nation (World Assembly citizen), or to have their World Assembly nation be registered in an affiliated anti-fascist military (Military Voting citizen) or an embassy region (Dual citizen).

Ballots

For the Secretarial election, instant runoff voting (IRV) was used, whereby voters rank the candidates in order of their preference. The primary vote of each candidate is then tallied, and the candidate with the least votes is eliminated and their votes preferentially distributed in a repeated process until one candidate achieves a majority. If there is only one candidate, they face a confidence vote instead.

The election committee consisted of founder Kavagrad, New Samon, and Ghillemear. The voting period and following release of results was delayed, running from 9 to 13 March (instead of 8 to 11 March, as originally scheduled).

Endorsements

Only endorsements by nations who have previously served in an executive or legislative leadership position are recorded.

Candidate Endorsements
Super Awesome Fun Times Podria
Podria New Samon

Results

A total of 35 voters cast valid ballots. The following were the results of the first count:

Secretary vote (1st Count)
Podria
3
Super Awesome Fun Times
17
Yong
9
Seek Other
6
Source: The Leftist Assembly

As no one candidate won a majority, Podria was eliminated, and their votes were distributed according to second preferences. The following were the results of the second count:

Secretary vote (2nd Count)
Super Awesome Fun Times
18
Yong
10
Seek Other
7
Source: The Leftist Assembly

As a result, Super Awesome Fun Times was re-elected as Secretary with a majority on the second count.

Notes

  1. Due to a delayed and extended voting and counting period, the election concluded on the 13th instead of the 11th.
  2. Based on World Assembly population of 300, recorded 5 February 2022 in the Minister of Recruitment's Population Tracker; population data closer to 9 March 2022 are not available
  3. Percentages from first count votes; 17.1% voted for Seek Other.