Standing for Congress or Prime Minister
If you are interested in standing as a candidate in the District or General Election you will first need to find out if you are eligible.
Standing as a Candidate
To stand as a candidate in a Mount Vema Election you need to be at least 18 years old and a citizen of the Kingdom of Mount Vema.
Who is disqualified from standing as a Member of the Congress or Prime Minister?
Certain groups of people are not allowed to stand, these include:
-members of the police forces
-members of the armed forces
-civil servants and judges
-people who are subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order in Mount Vema or a debt relief restrictions order in Mount Vema or their country of origin.
Declaring your Candidacy
Once the Congress has dissolved you can declare that you are a candidate for election, or others can declare your candidacy.
In order to become a 'validly nominated' candidate, which means your name will appear on a ballot paper, you need to submit a completed set of nomination forms together with a deposit of:
As a 'validly nominated' candidate you will be entitled to broadcasting time for your campaign, as well as the use of certain rooms to hold public meetings.
Every candidate must have an election agent (if you wish you may act as your own agent). This is the person responsible in law for the proper management, particularly in terms of finances, of your election campaign.
Register to Vote for Elections
You need to be on the electoral register in order to vote in Mount Vema District elections, referendums or general elections. The electoral register is a list of names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote in the Kingdom of Mount Vema.
How to get on the electoral register
To be on the electoral register you will need to complete a register to vote form and send it to your District electoral registration office or online.
When can you register to Vote?
You can register to vote at any point throughout the year. You should be aware that there is a deadline for registering to vote which is determined by when the elections are held.
Who can register to Vote?
You can register to vote if you are:
-16 years old or over (but cannot vote until you are 18 years old)
-a Mount Vema citizen (can vote in any elections in Mount Vema)
Voting in an election
There are three different ways you can vote in Mount Vema, in person at a polling station, by post or via electronic mail.