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1712 Hurmu general elections/IRL

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The membership of the Order of the Holy Lakes will elect the Senate of the Lakes in September 2022. The new Senate will sit for another 6 IRL months (6 Norton months). Every real-life person with adult characters in the Order of the Holy Lakes will have as many votes as characters in the election.

New in this election is the possibility of binding referendums and a larger Senate. If one of your characters are elected to the Senate, I will invite you to the Senate discord channel where decisions are made.


  • Elector: An adult character (who will turn 18, or is older, during the 1712 Norton year (i.e. September, 2022).
  • List: Also known as faction, is the name used for political party competing in the Senate election.
  • Voter: The real-life person controlling an elector (or several electors)
  • Order of the Holy Lakes: A hereditary chivalric order. Its members elect the Senate.
  • Senate of the Lakes: The collective head of state, upper legislative assembly and Supreme Court of Hurmu.


All deadlines pass when the last time-zone on Earth has passed the time.
  • 6 September 2022: The list of electors is finalised. No new names can be inscribed. DONE
    • Electors must be admitted members to the Order of the Holy Lakes, or currently married or widowed (unless remarried outside the order) to a member, or descended from a member by blood or legal adoption.
    • Moreover, each elector must have their name and age listed in the List of living members of the Order of the Holy Lakes. Without age, electors cannot vote.
  • 11 September 2022: Faction/Lists/Referendums to be set. DONE
    • If you wish to have a list competing in the elections, the list should be registered by this date. Registration occurs by editing the election article and adding the name of the faction (including creating a wiki article outlining a simple programme for the list), or by informing Ric. You do not need candidates on the list yet.
    • If you wish for a question to be posed to the membership of the Order of the Holy Lakes, you should DM Ric (on discord or the question, or add it to the Referendum Question List on the main election page. Any question posed, unless too silly, will be asked to the membership in the referendum.
  • 16–26 September 2022: ELECTION Real-life members of the Order will vote through a link that Ric will provide them. Voting by PM is also acceptable. Ric will also give receipts that votes have been received and are in good form.
  • 26 or 27th September 2022: Senate and Assembly results are announced (hopefully).
  • 27–28 September 2022: Results can be challenged by appealing to the outgoing Senate (sitting until the end of the month).
  • 1 October 2022: New Senate takes place.



Eighteen seats are up for grabs. Lists will be apportioned seats by way of a simple formula: Q = 18v / T; in other words the number of seats available (18) multiplied by the number of votes (v) for the list, and then divided by the total number of the seats. From this equation, we will receive a quotient (Q). For example, if the quotient is 3.67, it means that the list will be guaranteed 3 seats. After all lists have been counted and given guaranteed seats this way, the number of guaranteed seats are added, and then subtracted from the whole number (18). The resulting difference is the number of seats left to be allocated. For example, say that there are 4 more seats to allocate, then the 4 lists with the highest decimals (when ordered) will be given an extra seat.

This apportionment system favours small parties. It is, for example, possible (but not guaranteed) to get representation in the Senate by as few votes as 10.


For a list of electors (IC), see 1712 Hurmu general elections/Electors.