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2950 UEE Imperatorial election

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The 2950 United Empire of Earth imperatorial election is an election cycle event held throughout the year 2950, intended to elect the next Imperator of the United Empire of Earth. Security, economic development, military spending, alien affairs, general ethical and moral views of society will be heavily influenced by the Imperator and their plans for Humanity.[1] The entire process took place between October 2949 until the end of 2950.

The final voting round will be held between October 10 and 24. All Citizens of the United Empire of Earth are called to chose the successor of incumbent Imperator Kelos Costigan. An Imperator can only serve a one-time period of 10 years. The Imperator-elect will be inaugurated, Jan 1 2951.[2]

Process

The election format was enacted in 2810. It is the first time that a candidate (Titus Costigan) is closely related to the incumbent Imperator. It follows a determined cycle ('from Citizen's Day to Citizen's Day').[2]

Date
Primary Enrollment 10 Oct 2949 10 Jan 2950
Primary Vote 10 Jan 2950 24 Jan 2950
Primary Announcement 1 Feb 2950
Secondary Vote 10 April 2950 24 April 2950
Secondary Announcement 1 May 2950
Final Vote 10 Oct 2950 24 Oct 2950
Final Vote Announcement 1 Nov 2950
Inauguration 1 Jan 2951

Imperator primaries

Only Citizens can apply for the office. In a process called 'Imperator primaries' or 'primary', an applicant needs 50,000 Citizen signatures to qualify as a 'candidate'. They are then now able to add a presentation Vid over the empire-wide receiveable Spectrum broadcasting service.[3] The primary voting round then decides which 10 of them are nominated for the next round.

The Spectrum Spectator featured some bizarre applicants [3]

  • Golroq, 'the guy wearing that crazy suit with wings, who had a plan to end the Vanduul war by guiding the UEE into another dimension.'
  • an unnamed person, an impersonator who was called by the moderator 'Ivar junior', because he claimed to be a descendant of Ivar Messer
  • Boss Baghead, called by the moderator 'the girl wearing that cheap plastic helmet bag thingy'

Signing ceremony

All ten candidates were presented at a formal 'signing ceremony' in February 2950, where they were formally applying for the office in presence of the current officeholder. This year, Kelos Costigan, member of the Universal Party, didn't endorse any of the candidates and didn't release a statement because of the peculiar situation that his son is also amongst the candidates.[3]

Secondary voting

The second round commenced on April 10 and concluded on April 24. The final five candidates receiving the most support were announced on May 1. During this round of voting, there were 'accusations of voter intimidation against Tevarin Citizens' occurring at certain polling stations.[4]

The following candidates were elected for the Final vote. [4]

Titus Costigan supporter title badge.pngTitus Costigan Laylani Addison supporter title badge.pngLaylani Addison Paul Lesalle supporter title badge.pngPaul LeSalle Mira Ngo supporter title badge.pngMira Ngo Illyana Sharrad supporter title badge.pngIllyana Sharrad
Costigan - The Outsiders Insider.png Laylani Addison - 2950 election poster.jpg LeSalle - Vote Centralist.png Ngo - New Ideas New Universe.png Sharrd - Unity Now.png

Final vote

The final vote for Imperator will occur between October 10 and 24. All citizens are called to issue one (1) vote for their candidate of choice. For this phase, the Cloud Imperium lore team decided to hand voting control to all backers of the Star Citizen community using a poll on the Roberts Space Industries website. Backers could also show their support for specific candidates using Title badges, which would display next to their name throughout Spectrum. [5]

Candidates

Name Occupation Party Affiliation Political views / campaign pledge Endorsements Final voting
Titus Costigan CEO Esrua Industries Universal party Increase economic activity by reducing business regulations. Focus the central government on protecting the empire from external and internal threats. Business Economic Trust / Merchant Guild / Intersystem Haulers United
Illyana Sharrad High Secretary Universal party Increase infrastructure spending to create jobs and improve the backbone of the empire. Freeze Synthworld funding to evaluate its current potential. Promote ‘Active Engagement’ that requires those seeking assistance help the empire in other ways, like volunteering, to receive aid. Universal Party / United Public Servants / Civic Engagement Society
Paul LeSalle Chairperson of the Centralist party Centralist party Empower individuals to prosper by reducing taxes and regulations, including loosening certain weapon restrictions and reworking the Fair Chance Act for the modern era. Low level criminals would receive monetary penalties instead of prison so they have a chance to become a positive influence in society. Centralist Party / Federation of Interstellar Businesses / Wakana Society
Mira Ngo Senator of Terra Transitionalist party Move the UEE capital to Terra as a symbol of our focus on the future. She would also outlaw terraforming, expand the Common Laws to provide more protection to Citizens and civilians, and require government agencies hire more Tevarins so they have a say in the empire’s future. Transitionalist Party / Future Frontier Foundation / Diplomats for Lasting Peace
Laylani Addison Dean of Applied Science at Mentor University Independent Increase government spending on education and scientific research initiatives to launch a new era of innovation. Would authorize highly regulated AI research to support these advances. Educators United / Institute for Interspecies Peace / UEE Science Society
Emma Thorne Deputy Assistant Director of the Advocacy Centralist party strengthening the Advocacy, combating crime X
Nikki Abdalla Retired Navy Admiral Centralist party 'extricate' UEE troops (from the Vanduul front) to use them against criminals X
Calvin Derry Militia leader of the 'Human first' platform on Fora Independent populism, 'anti-alien' xenophobism, expanding rights of militias, strengthening the military X
Raidana Naidu Castra politician Independent defunding Synthworld, legalization of all drugs X
Antwan Lillard Independent dissolving the central government and Imperatorship, abolishment of the UEE into self-governing systems X

References

  1. 2950 Imperator Election. Retrieved 2020-10-10.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lore Makers Guide 2949 presentation from CitizenCon 2019 (Nov 2019)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Spectrum Spectator: Imperator Primary. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Empire Report: Final Five Imperator Candidates. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  5. 2950 Imperator Election Ballot. Retrieved 2020-10-10.