November 2018 Speaker of the Union election

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November 2018 Speaker of the Union election
← June 2018 31 October 2018 (2018-10-31) - 7 November 2018 (2018-11-07) March 2019 →

Member States eligible to vote
Majority of votes needed to win
Turnout15 voters (Increase1)
  Hirematia Flag.svg Ramelia Flag.svg Helvurium Flag.png
Candidate Hirematia Ramelia Helvurium
Popular votes 9 3 2
Percentage 60.00% 20.00% 13.33%
  Castillecrest Flag.png
Candidate Castillecrest
Popular votes 1
Percentage 6.66%

Speaker before election

Hirematia

Elected Speaker

Hirematia

Nominations and campaigning for the position of Speaker of the Union opened on 23 October 2018, and closed on 31 October 2018. The Chancellor, Anaaxes, was appointed by the Speaker, Hirematia, to serve as the Election Administrator. The vote was automatically tabulated and publicly auditable on the voting portal, so there was no specific vote verifier in this election. There were 15 total votes cast, with no full abstentions. The incumbent Speaker, Hirematia, won the election after gaining more first preference vote than Ramelia, Helvurium, and Castillecrest combined. They took office on 8 November 2018 for a five month term ending on 28 March 2019.

On 23 October, Castillecrest declared their candidacy and nominated Kanoria, Brys Questions, and Helvurium, Goncar nominated Hirematia, Brys Questions nominated Courelli and Omerica, Ramelia nominated Harndon, Chameliya, and Goncar and seconded the nominations of Courelli, Omerica, Hirematia, Kanoria, and Castillecrest. On this same day, Harndon and Omerica declined their nominations. On 25 October, Kanoria and Goncar declined their nominations, and Helvurium accepted their nominations and pledged to follow the Code of Fair Campaign Practices. On 27 October, Ramelia accepted their nomination, pledged to follow the Code of Fair Campaign Practices, and posted a campaign thread. On 28 October, Hirematia accepted their nomination and pledged to follow the Code of Fair Campaign Practices, and Brys Questions declined their nomination. Anaaxes, serving as Election Administrator, closed nominations on 30 October.[1]