Ipainians will elect new authorities in the 2016 General Elections

2016 General Elections will be organized by the Bureau of Electoral Processes.

Alexander I, king of Ipainia, convened the development of the 2016 General Elections.This electoral proccess will be organized by the recently created Bureau of Electoral Processes (BEP).

ABOUT THE BEP
The BEP is a national electoral organism and the
highest authority in the organization and execution of electoral processes, referendums and other kind of popular consultations. Its purpose is to ensure the transparency of the free expression of the popular will, expressed through the electoral processes the bureau is responsible. Its current chief is Mariano Tuesta.

IPAINIAN ELECTORAL SYSTEM
The vote in Ipainia is voluntary and exercised just by ipainian citizens.

The process to elect a president begins with a candidature registration in each party, then the period of political campaigns is started. This period ends with a debate in each political party. Afterwards, just one candidate of each political party will be elected to represent it. Once the democrat and republican candidates are elected, a new debate is organized. Finally, ipainians will vote for their new president in the general elections.

The process for the election of senators is organized in a different way. Both parties nominates a candidate by state (13 in total), then the political campaigns period is started and it ends with the general elections. Representatives are elected in the same way, just that in this case a candidate by municipality (64 in total) is nominated.

 

2016 GENERAL ELECTIONS
The BEP presented the schedule of the 2016 General Elections

SCHEDULE
ELECTION OF THE PRESIDENT OF IPAINIA
– Candidatures registration: June 10-12
– Start of political campaigns: June 14
– Democratic debate: June 18
– Republican debate: June 19
– Democratic elections: June 20-21
– Republican elections: June 20-21
– General debate: June 25
– General elections: June 26-29
– Publication of results: June 30
– Start of new presidential term: July 05

ELECTION OF SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES
– Nominations: Junio 10-14
– Start of political campaigns: Junio 15
– General elections: Junio 26-29
– Publication of results: Junio 30
– Start of new legislative term: Julio 05

Remember you have to be an ipainian citizen to vote in the 2016 General Elections. If you are not a citizen, you can request it by filling the following document:  Citizenship Request.

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