September 2021 Secretarial election

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September 2021 Secretarial election
Secretary election
← Jun. 2021 (general) 1-11 September 2021 Dec. 2021 →
Turnout16.1%[1] Decrease 1.1%
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Nominee Grantera Greylyn Podria
Popular vote 3 17 8
Percentage 7.5%[2] 42.5% 20.0%
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Nominee Yong
Popular vote 5
Percentage 12.5%

Secretary before election

New Samon

Elected Secretary

Greylyn

The September 2021 Secretarial election was the twenty-second election to elect a Secretary in The Leftist Assembly, and the first separate election held solely for that position after the passage of the Splitting Elections legislative package by the 22nd General Assembly on 18 July 2021. Voting was held from 8 to 11 September 2021.

Greylyn was elected with a majority on the third count, marking their second (non-consecutive) term as Secretary with the 2nd Greylyn Cabinet.

Methodology[edit | edit source]

Voter eligibility[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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 Dyl, outgoing Secretary New Samon, and Alternate Justice Super Awesome Fun Times.

Endorsements[edit | edit source]

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

Candidate Endorsements
Greylyn Podria

Results[edit | edit source]

The following were the results of the first count:

Secretary vote (1st Count)
Grantera
3
Greylyn
17
Podria
8
Yong
5
Seek Other
7
Source: The Leftist Assembly

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

Secretary vote (2nd Count)
Greylyn
17
Podria
8
Yong
6
Seek Other
9
Source: The Leftist Assembly

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

Secretary vote (3rd Count)
Greylyn
22
Podria
9
Seek Other
9
Source: The Leftist Assembly

As a result, Greylyn was elected as Secretary with a majority on the third count.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Based on World Assembly population of 249, recorded 10 September 2021 in the Minister of Recruitment's Population Tracker
  2. Percentages from first count votes; 17.5% voted for Seek Other.