DRAFT This is a draft proposal which has not yet been voted on by the committee.
Proposed by Chuck Moulton.
- Problem: Libertarians advocate for alternative voting systems that are more representative. However, internal elections of the Libertarian Party do not follow these methods. The current voting system for At-Large allows a plurality of the delegates to elect all of the At-Large LNC members.
- Solution: Practice what we preach. Use cumulative voting for LNC At-Large elections.
- Harmonizes Libertarian Party practices with our message.
- Familiarizes LP delegates with the cumulative voting process so they can more effectively explain it.
- Allows organized minorities of to have representation by casting all 5 votes for a particular candidate.
Convention Special Rules of Order of the Libertarian Party
RULE 8: ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND NATIONAL COMMITTEE
Nominations for the at-large members of the National Committee shall be from the floor.
The election shall be conducted in the following manner:
Each delegate may cast up to five votes
, but no more than one vote for any one candidateusing cumulative voting.
- Each delegation shall tabulate its total vote, and the delegation chair shall deliver a written total to the Secretary. When all delegations have submitted their votes, the Secretary shall declare the voting closed.
- At this point, an announcement of each delegation's vote total shall be made by delegation chairs in alphabetical order beginning with a randomly selected delegation.
- Those five candidates receiving the highest vote totals shall be declared elected. If a tie vote affecting the outcome of the election occurs, another ballot for the remaining offices shall be held with each delegate allowed to cast as many votes as there are offices to fill.
- Each delegate may cast up to five votes
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