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National Senate Election Nears

The yearly elections to elect senators to the unicameral National Senate are held from May 17 to May 19.

The 2024 election for the National Senate is quickly approaching, with the election just days away. The National Senate of the Republic of Soundland is elected every year in a election that lasts from the 17th to 19th of May.

This is the second only National Senate election after the ratification of the new constitution last year, which established the new legislature.

Registration to run for the National Senate closed on May 8th, and tonight the Soundland Government sent a informational election newsletter to all citizens in an effort to inform voters about the candidates running and of election details. The newsletter incudes biographies and election statements provided by candidates that will be displayed displayed on the ballot later this week. The Soundland Government hopes to continue the relatively high turnout of the last elections, with last year's National Senate election having a 60% turnout rate.

The majority of candidates running in this year's election are independents and are newcomers to the political stage. One who is not new to politics is incumbent Speaker Joah Blair, party leader of the Soundland Unity Party. The Liberal Democratic Republicans, who currently hold two seats in the National Senate, did not register any candidates for this election.

The current composition of the National Senate.

President Morber has said that he looks forward to the new National Senate and is eager to work on progressing important legislative agendas that the first term has not passed, such as the National Currency and Economy Act, which would establish a Soundlandian economy by sending out a cash stimulus of Cascadian Dollars to all citizens, an act that would amend parts of the Constitution "in the interests of clarity and effectiveness", and other acts that would develop Soundland, both culturally as well as its legal frameworks.

Soundlandians will be electing senators using a system called Ranked-Choice-Voting, or RCV for short, which allows voters to rank candidates by preference so that if their first choice doesn't win, their vote goes to their second choice, and so on. RCV is set by the Constitution of Soundland as the system for all Presidential and National Senate elections.

To vote, Soundland uses secure online election software that makes voting accessible and easy for Soundlandians. Voters will receive a unique link in their email on the 17th that connects them to their ballot.

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