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Per the Consitution, the United Republic shall hold General Elections every four years. The last general election took place on the 27th of November, 2020. This year's General shall be held on the 22nd of November, 2024. The General shall be held for the Presidential, Vice-Presidential (on a Joint Ticket with the Presidential), All 360 seats of the House of Representatives, 1st Class Senators, and A Class senators. Furthermore, several states, counties, and cities shall hold local elections. 

The elections are considered a federal holiday.


FEDERAL ELECTIONS: A PRIMER
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

The political parties of the United Republic shall hold primaries, and/or caucuses in each state to select their presidential nominee. These are closed elections to members of these parties, who register to vote for their preferred candidates. At national conventions, the parties shall then, through delegates, officially nominate their candidate for president and vice president. From September to November, these nominees shall hold their General National Campaigns, although these could start as early as a year before the election date. 

This year, the Presidential shall be held on the 22nd of November, 2024. On Election Day, eligible voters, which have to be naturalized citizens, or citizens born in the United Republic, cast their vote for President and Vice President. Though technically, citizens vote not directly for the President, but for a slate of electors chosen by their party. Unlike the Primaries and Caucuses, the presidential election is open to all voters, regardless of party affiliation or registration.

The United Republic Electoral College consists of 460 electors, corresponding to the total number of members in Congress (360 Representatives, 100 senators). Each state's number of electors is equal to its number of Representatives and Senators, the states with the highest number of electors are: New Chester (66), Doylesylvania (54), Stewart (40), Kensington (31), and Nova Iberica (30). The states with the least amount of electors are Shanks (5), Monyak (5), Davis (7) and Parsons (7). Electors are apportioned every decade when the Census occurs, due to the changing of the apportionment of house seats to each state. Most states have a 'Winner-takes-all' system, where the candidate who wins the popular vote in that state gets all its electoral votes,

4 days after the Presidential elections, the electors meet in their respective states to cast their votes for president and vice president, these votes are then sent to Congress, which shall hold a joint session of congress 4 days later, in this joint session, congress meets to count the electoral votes. The candidate who receives a majority of at least 230 out of 460 electoral votes becomes the president.

The president-elect is then inaugurated on the 30th of December, 2024, and is then officially the President of the United Republic at noon of that day, this day, like Election Day, is also considered a federal holiday, and in conjunction with New Years Eve and Day, gives the citizens a couple of days off. The contents of the inauguration differ from president-elect to president-elect, but it usually involves a speech, the swearing of the oath, fireworks, music, and parades.

It is common for those who win Election Night to declare themselves president-elect, and set up an Office of the President-Elect, to start the transition of power, and to send a slate of cabinet-level nominees to the new Congress, so that hearings and subsequent votes can be scheduled in earnest.

TL;DR
In the United Republic, political parties hold closed primaries or caucuses to select their presidential nominees, who are officially nominated at national conventions. The general election, open to all voters, takes place on November 22, 2024. Voters elect a slate of electors in the Electoral College, which consists of 460 members. A candidate needs 230 electoral votes to win. Electors cast their votes four days after the election, and Congress counts these votes in a joint session. The president-elect is inaugurated on December 30, 2024, a federal holiday. The winner often sets up an Office of the President-Elect to facilitate the transition of power.


FAQ
1. HOW ARE THE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEES SELECTED?

Presidential nominees are selected through primaries and caucuses held by political parties in each state. These are closed elections, meaning only registered party members can vote. The parties then officially nominate their candidates for president and vice president at national conventions through delegates.

2. WHEN IS THE NEXT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, AND WHO CAN VOTE?

The next presidential election is on November 22, 2024. All eligible voters, including naturalized citizens and those born in the United Republic, can vote. Unlike primaries and caucuses, the general election is open to all voters regardless of party affiliation.

3. WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION?

The Electoral College, comprising 460 electors, plays a crucial role. Voters technically vote for a slate of electors pledged to their party's candidate. Most states use a 'Winner-takes-all' system. To win the presidency, a candidate must secure at least 230 electoral votes. Electors cast their votes four days after the election, and Congress counts these votes in a joint session.

4. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER A CANDIDATE WINS THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION?

The winning candidate is declared president-elect and often sets up an Office of the President-Elect to manage the transition of power. They submit cabinet nominees to Congress for confirmation. The president-elect is officially inaugurated on December 30, 2024, which is a federal holiday, marking the formal start of their presidency. The inauguration typically includes a speech, the swearing-in of the oath, fireworks, music, and parades.
 


HOUSE ELECTIONS
WIP


SENATORIAL ELECTIONS
WIP


TIMELINE
SUBJECT TO CHANGE!

The rough timeline is as follow:

MAY

10 May, New Democrat Union Primaries:
Amarillo, Doylesylvania, Eldorado, Auriel Islands, Davis, Bakula, Brooks, Anderson.

12 May, Federalist-Constitutionalist Union Primaries:
Doylesylvania, Auriel Islands, Davis, Bakula, Brooks, Eldorado, Anderson, Amarillo.


JUNE

TBD


JULY

TBD


SEPTEMBER

TBD


OCTOBER

TBD


NOVEMBER

22 November:
FEDERAL ELECTIONS:
Presidential, House, Class A Senators, Class 1 Senators.

STATE/LOCAL ELECTIONS:
Various elections.
8 Gubernatorial Elections:
Amarillo,
Doylesylvania,
Auriel Islands,
Eldorado,
Stewart,
Kensington,
Nimoy,
Anderson

26 November:
The Electors of the Electoral College shall convene in their respective states to cast their vote for President and Vice-President


30 November:
The outgoing congress shall convene in a Joint-Session to certify the Electoral Votes.


DECEMBER
27 December: Installation of the New Congress, Election of the Speaker of the House.
29 December: Televised Address to the Nation: Palmer's Farewell Address
30 December: Inauguration of the President-Elect and Vice-President-Elect at Noon

 

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