Open Election Amendment

(Amendment 28)

1 TITLE

This amendment shall be known and may be cited as the Open Election Amendment.

2 VERSION

version 1.0

3 SUMMARY

This Amendment will safeguard each citizen's write to vote for whomever that voter shall choose as long as the person chosen for election is a consituent of the office in question, and further this amendment specifies continuing elections until one among all the candiates who have received votes achieves majority of votes cast.

4 SPONSOR(S)

John Francis Lee

5 PREAMBLE

It is apparent to all of us citizens of the United States that our present government has fallen prey to unbridled corporate and plutocratic greed, that our government has literally been bought, has become just another subsidiary operation of the rogue corporate oligopoly.

Since continued corporate/plutocratic rule will surely bring about our demise it is incumbent upon ourselves to reset the course of our country.

Our election process has been so completely corrupted that only its wholesale reconstitution can restore it and our representative government to our control.

6 BODY

Section 1.

All American citizens of age 18 or older shall have the right to vote for and shall elect the holders of the offices of president and vice president of the United States, the senators representing the state in which they reside, and the representative sent to the US Congress from the congressional district in which they reside at the time of election and no such citizen shall be denied his or her right to vote for any reason.

The Electoral College created by Article II, Section 1 of the United States Constitution and made up of electors from each of the states for the purpose of electing the President of the United States shall heretofore cease to exist and no longer to function.

Section 2.

A voter may cast his or her vote for any constituent of the office in question and no registration of candidates shall be required for any office of the United States and separate and complete tallies shall be made of the votes cast for each and every candidate whose name appears on a ballot.

Section 3.

A ballot shall not bear any name other than as written in by a voter representing that voter's choice for the office in question, nor shall a ballot provide a picture of any potential candidate, nor shall it bear the name of any political party, but ballots shall provide the name of the office being contested in the election and a clearly marked place in which the voter shall write the name of the candidate she or he prefers to hold that office.

Section 4.

Ballots shall be cast in presidential, senatorial and congressional elections over a period of not less than one week either by US mail, at a designated polling place, or by other means designated by the people's own legislation.

Section 5.

Polling shall continue with tallies at one week intervals from the beginning of an election until a majority of those voting shall have voted a person to fill the office.

If you have comments or suggestions, email me at jfl at 28amen dot org [USpvp.org]