Proposed Constitutional Amendment
This proposal is for an amendment to “Article 4 – Forest Keeper Elections” of the Forest Constitution
I am calling for this amendment in accordance with part 8.1.ii of the Constitution, and am posting it here for discussion and feedback from all residents of Forest. I want to make sure we have largescale understanding and agreement before submitting it to the Founder for approval, and then putting it to public vote. I am putting forward this amendment as promised in my campaign platform, , to facilitate regional management during the vacuum associated with the electoral period.
The functions of this amendment can be summarized as follows:
1) To permit the appointment of temporary regional officers during the electoral period, at the Founder’s discretion, for the purposes of providing moderation on the Regional Message Board
2) To permit the appointment of temporary region al officers during the electoral period, at the Founder’s discretion, for the purpose of managing Forest’s participation in a game-wide event.
Proposed New Text
No text in the current Constitution will be edited or removed. This amendment would add three sub-clauses to the end of Article 4, as follows:
4.8 The Founder may, at their discretion, appoint one or more Election Officers during the electoral period when all other normal workings of government are stopped. These officers shall have power over Communication only, and shall serve strictly to perform moderation functions on the Regional Message Board.
4.9 Should an extraordinary circumstance such as a game-wide event arise during the electoral period, the Founder may, at their discretion, appoint such officers as are necessary to facilitate the operation of Forest during the aforementioned circumstance.
4.10 Should the Founder choose to appoint any officers during the electoral period, such officers:
i. May not be a candidate for Forest Keeper.
ii. May not use their position to campaign for or against any candidate.
iii. Retain their right to vote in the election, if they are otherwise permitted to vote.
iv. Serve only until the conclusion of the electoral period or the conclusion of the circumstance resulting in their appointment – whichever is shorter.
v. The Founder may dismiss such an officer at any time, with or without stating a reason.