Vote to Edit Law 32.

32. Candidates running for any position within the Government cannot ask members for their vote specifically or personally. Neither can any member be individually pressured to vote or vote a certain way on any public vote. (P: 1st degree, removed from election.)

I believe it should be alright for a candidate to ask for a member to vote for him or her, just not forcing it.  I also think it’s fine to ask someone to vote a certain way in an election.

Here’s the edit I propose:

32. Candidates running for any position within the Government can ask members for their vote specifically or personally.  However, he or she may not force a member to vote for him or her. A member may not be forced to vote or vote a certain way on any public vote, but can be asked to. (P: 1st degree, removed from election.)

Compromise:  The law will also provide for a page for complaints in case election abuse takes place.

+ for my edit: 12

– against my edit: 10

Vote ends 5/12/15 6:00 PM ET

The vote has ended. The law change has been made.Thanks for voting.

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55 thoughts on “Vote to Edit Law 32.

  1. No, this would contradict the entire point of this law. The reason we made this is because of people constantly pressuring someone into voting for them, and making them feel bad if they dont. xP

    -. I vote not to change it.
    (Also, did the other 2 actually want it changed, or did they just misunderstand your unclear writing…)


  2. If a friend asks you to vote for them, to some people it’s the same as being forced to vote for them. Because they don’t want to insult their friend or are worried what they’ll say if you refuse. If you want to change anything in this law, make it so that they can say “Hey, go vote on the post” to get more opinions, but not specifically what to vote for.

    1. If someone’s that worried and scared about what this friend’s gonna say, then that person’s probably not his or her real friend.

  3. -. I agree with Jon.

    There have been numerous members running for ranks in elections. I was even victim to receiving a guilt trip after being asked to vote for someone and declining.

    1. Lel yea. Its probably why we have Bravo in the FG… e.e

      Bravo, dont edit my comments. (D)

  4. No, this puts pressure on lower ranks to vote for candidates to receive patronage positions or to be denied possible promotions in the future or benefits to their careers because of the approval or disapproval of a superior officer who is running for a position.

    Basically, No because the law was created for a reason.

    1. There are standards for promotion, so if you passed the test but didn’t get the promotion then you can report it. This also doesn’t allow random promotions.

      1. The tester can choose to act harshly while grading you in a promotion test, or go too easy, to either reward or hurt someones career. In a duel someone let the member win easily and take a promotion in a duel, or lose and lose the duel. It’s pretty damn simple I don’t see why it’s so hard to wrap your head around it.

  5. – as several have stated, even asking for votes is in a way forcing people to vote for you because of the guilt trip.

    (and yes, I am still around ⌐■_■)

  6. Everyone, vote -!
    Vote –
    Vote –
    Vote –
    You know you want to vote –
    Vote –
    Vote – and we’ll be frands
    vote –
    Vote – Vote – Vote –
    Vote –
    Vote –
    Vote – and ill love you.
    Vote –
    Vote –
    Vote – for a cookie
    Vote –

    (This is why we have this law, Aj.)

    1. Um, what you just said was legal either way, because you didn’t individually pressure anybody with that comment.

      1. However, if that comment were, say, in PC, the person may feel pressured, or guilty not to comply.

  7. Everyone, vote +!
    Vote +
    Vote +
    Vote +
    You know you want to vote +
    Vote +
    Vote + and we’ll be frands
    vote +
    Vote + Vote + Vote +
    Vote +
    Vote +
    Vote + and ill love you.
    Vote +
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    Vote + for a cookie
    Vote +

  8. I personally am in agreement with this change as what’s the point of campaigning if you aren’t asking people to vote for you? Campaigning and asking for votes is fine as long as it’s done in good taste, without blackmail or threats and stuff.

  9. Why do i get the feeling Aj broke this law before it was removed…

    Also, that identical “Thank you.” note to everyone. XD

  10. wait a sec….don’t we already do this? Don’t you technically advertise “vote for me” When you put your speech up telling everyone why you should vote for you? If your reasons for running don’t get to the public, then this won’t really make a difference. One thing I might ask though is that each candidate should get their own post with their speech, instead of having it all squished together in one page. There’s more appeal to it that way. 😀

  11. +

    Honestly we already do this in our speeches. But to avoid promotesters acting to harshly against people who did not vote for them or people seeking promotions and complain about the promotester being to harsh, when they actually dueled fairly, I’d recommend there from now on being a spectator for every promotest. Like….make it a law if this one passes xD.

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