The Code should be referenced as follows: [chapter number in three digit form].[section number in three digit form].[article number in three digit form] or Chapter [number], Section [number], Article [number].
These laws are created by the Elections Offical. You may read them here.
The first infringement of a law will come with a notification of there being laws and a request the laws be followed. Further infringement will come with a request of compliance and a warning of losing voting privilages; if the member does not have voting privilages, the member may lose posting abilities in certain sections.
The Co-Administrator and Administrator have the ability to edit user profiles, the ability to change user permissions, and the ability terminate users. These abilities may be used on a member if the member refuses to follow the laws.
If a member is constantly breaking laws, that member is eligible for banning.
For a member to be banned, excessive forum abuse must be demonstrated, and or a majority of forum members favors with banning. The will of the majority may be found through polling; this can be overridden by the Administrator if he finds the banning to be unjust; the Co-Administrator can override the Administrator in this situiation if he or she thinks the Administrator is abusing his power.
Only Normlife members registered as voters are elegible to vote. Voters have the following rights:
Voting occurs the first and third Tuesday of every month.
The election of officials follows this four-month schedule:
Election and proposition threads must be created in the Voting Forum by the Elections Official.
All proposition threads must have the following title format:
Proposition #, [#.#]
All election threads must have the following title format:
[position title], [#,#]
In both, # represents the consecutive number, [#,#] represents the number of the election starting with November as 0.0(e.g. December 2004 elections would be 1.0 and 1.5).
To propose a proposition you must be a voter and post the proposition in the proposition ideas thread.
For your proposition to be in the upcoming election or voting day, you must post it a minimum of three days before either day. If it is posted after three days, it will occur in the next voting or election day.
The Elections Official must create a thread in the voting forum for each proposition a minimum of three days before the date the proposition will be voted upon. This thread must follow the propoer title format. It must also contain who proposed the proposition and what the proposition is.
On the date the proposition will be voted upon, the Elections Officer must create a poll with a 1 day time limit with a yes or no format in the proposition thread. The poll must query: “Should this proposition pass?”
The majority decision will take effect as soon as possible.
Election threads must be created ten days before election day.
To run for a position, you must state intentions of running in the proper thread.
If you hold a position and want to run for a different position, you must give up your current position before you can run for a new position.
To “give up” your position, you must state so when you state your intentions of running. Your prior position will be removed when the winner of the election assumes the position voted upon.
The prior position will be elected for upon the upcoming Voting Day.
Intentions may be stated up to five days before election day.
Nominations currently exist to encourage a person to run for a position. In the future there will be a nomination process to get on the ballot for an election; this is currently unnesscary.
In the event that more than two people are running for a position, a primary will be held three days before election day.
On this day, the Elections Official must create a poll in the respective election threads containing all running candidates and a time limit of 1 day. The poll must query: “Who are your top two choices for this position?”
Voters must be able to select no more than his or her top two candidates in the poll.
The top two candidates will then run in election; if any one candidate wins a majority, that candidate wins the position.
On election day, the Elections Official must create a poll in the election thread containing the running candidates and an option for neither. There shall be a time limit of 1 day. The poll must query: “Who should hold this position?”
The majority decision will take effect as soon as possible.
Should no candidates run, elected officials shall decide whether to appoint someone or move the elections back at the recommendation of the Election Official.
Should one candidate run, the poll will contain options of the candidate and of none.
Should no candidate win a majority in the final election, elected officials may decide whether to rehold the election, or appoint the candidate with a plurality after hearing the recommendation of the elections official.
An official may be subject of impeachment only once per month.
A member may start impeachment only once per month.
If an official is removed, a special election for the position will be held next election day. In the intervening time, the next highest official will assume power of the removed.
Only voters may start the impeachment process.
To start the impeachment process, there must be good reason, and the Elections Official must be contacted (or the official one position higher if the Elections Official is being impeached, or is not available) with who is being impeached.
Upon contact, the receiver must create a thread in the Normlife forum under the following guidelines:
Good reason is four officials supporting the move to impeach; they must state so in this thread.
If the person moving for impeachment is an official, support must come from at least four other officials.
If impeachment is favored, a general review will be started.
If impeachment is favored, the official who created the impeachment thread must create a thread in the voting forum under the following guidelines:
The poll must have at least 2/3 in favor of removal for the official to be removed.
No position holder may edit and delete posts based on personal vendettas. The basic job of all moderators is to look after activities in forums under their moderation and act according to observations and his or her best judgement.
Description: The purpose of this position is to put the voice of the people on par with the Administrator. The Co-Administrator has less power in forum moderation than the Global Moderator. The general job is to enforce compliance with non-posting rules such as: animated avatars, pictures in signatures, and excessively vertical signatures. The Co-Administrator will assume the responsibilities of an impeached Global Moderator.
The Co-Administrator and the Administrator have equal abilities on the forum, except the Co-Administrator may not remove the Administrator.
Abilities of a Co-Administrator:
Description: The purpose of this position is to have multiple moderators for each section. The Global Moderator has less power in each section than each section’s specific moderator. The Global Moderator can moderate if it is absolutely nesscary or if a certain section’s moderator is unavaliable. The Global Moderator will assume the responsibilities of impeached section moderators.
Abilities of the Global Moderator:
Description: The purpose of this position is to have a localized Impedimentia Section moderator. The Impedimentia Moderator has more power than the Global Moderator and the Co-Administrator in the Impedimentia Section.
Abilities of the Impedimentia Moderator:
Description: The purpose of this position is to have a localized Officialness Section moderator. The Officialness Moderator has more power than the Global Moderator and the Co-Administrator in the Officialness Section.
Currently, the Officialness Moderator is also the Elections Official. If the Officialness Moderator is impeached, the Global Moderator will become the Elections Official.
Abilities of the Officialness Moderator:
Description: The purpose of this position is to have a localized News/Debate Section moderator. The News/Debate Moderator has more power than the Global Moderator and the Co-Administrator in the News/Debate Section.
Abilities of the News/Debate Moderator:
Description: The purpose of this position is to have a localized School Section moderator. The School Moderator has more power than the Global Moderator and the Co-Administrator in the School Section.
Abilities of the School Moderator: