CZ:Election July-August 2013/Referenda/9

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Only the proposer of the referendum and Election Committee members may modify this page. Substantive modifications after the referendum has been formally proposed will invalidate it. Comments should be placed on the Talk page.

This page contains a proposed referendum question and the proposed new text. A further section elaborates on the proposal.

Modification of Council Amalgamation Referendum, July-August 2013

Proposed by Peter Jackson

A proposed referendum to rewrite the Citizendium Charter follows. If it is voted on, Citizens can support or oppose the question by indicating 'Yes' or 'No'. Under Article 37, a two-thirds majority is required to modify the Charter.

Proposed referendum

If the proposed referendum to amalgamate the Councils is passed, add the following provision to the transitional Article 50 (perhaps at the end of section 3 of the Vacancies heading).

"As far as possible, in making interim appointments the Managing Editor or Council shall establish and/or maintain a majority of Editors on the Council, and, subject to that priority, as many non-Editors as possible."

Elaboration

I recognize this may not be possible owing to shortage of candidates and/or existing Council members carried over, hence the weak wording. The priority phrasing means, for a Council of 5, the order of preference for number of Editors is 3, 4, 5, 2, 1, 0.