Both guests and delegates of the Delegates Assembly can participate in the workshops and discussions on the proposals, but voting is for delegates only.
Voting process and systemic consensus
- The voting process is through sovereign democracy
- For the delegates in the room, they will be voting on each of the proposals and it is their responsibility to make sure they are fully accountable for understanding the proposals before voting.
- During the delegates assembly, the voting will take place on a number of proposals
- For each proposal, delegates have the option of voting once
- Delegates don’t show their affirmation or agreement but instead show their level of resistance against every single proposal
- The proposal with the least resistance is the winner
- Every rule (existing or alternative) restricts the liberty of citizens and causes pain in the population
- This procedure from the University of Graz, finds the rule that causes the least pain in the overall population and restricts liberty in the least possible degree
- Basically when voting, there are three options to show your pain and your resistance
- First you listen to the proposal, then listen to your heart, you can close your eyes
- Check to see if there is any pain, if there is no pain, there is no energy for resistance and you should vote “agree”
- If there is some pain some resistance, you declare “partial agreement”
- If there is strong pain, there is a lot of energy for resistance, then you vote “opposed”
- All the votes are then counted and the proposal with the least resistance goes through.
Link to Ted Talk by Christian Felber: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsO-b0_r-5Y
We will use the online tool limesurvey for voting on the proposals and election of people. Each delegate will receive an individual link to the survey(s) via email.
For each proposal you will get a screen similar to the following:
There are at least 2 rows for the options
- Proposal is rejected / Member is not confirmed (similar to the zero option previously)
- Proposal is adopted without changes / Member is confirmed
- One for each variant if existant
There are always 3 columns to express your resistance against any of the options
- 0 = agree, accept the option
- 1 = partial agreement, can live with it
- 2 = opposed
If you wish to abstain from voting, please indicate 0 = agree on all voting options to show that you delegate the decision to the other voters in the process.
It is mandatory to give resistance points to each option. Otherwise you can not procede to the next proposal / question.
Voting process and timetable
Only delegates are able to vote on the proposals
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