PM5621: Maratrean Causal Voting Scheme

The purpose of the Maratrean Causal Voting Scheme is to help Maratrean initiates fulfil their vow to serve the most holy Cause in every way they can, including through voting in usurpational elections.
  • Whenever the opportunity or the compulsion arises to vote in usurpational elections, an initiate must respond to that occasion in the manner which best serves the most holy Cause. The Causal Voting Scheme is a way of implementing that religious duty
  • Participation in the Maratrean Causal Voting Scheme is strongly recommended for all initiates, but not compulsory. Initiates who choose not to participate may however be required to state the reasons for their non-participation in some detail, whether verbally or in writing or both, as may be required of them.
  • The Maratrean Causal Voting Scheme ensures that the usurpational voting power of initiates is maximised through block voting, so as to obtain the maximum possible benefit for the most holy Cause
  • For those who choose to participate in it, the Maratrean Causal Voting Scheme has the following components:
    •  there will be open discussion among the initiates of the parties and candidates and their policies, with a view to which best serves the interests of the most holy Cause, and whoever is most obedient to the law of heaven: whoever opposes bloody sacrifices of the human beings and the sacred animals, the blasphemy of fraudulent justice, and crimes against love
    • the Prophet-in-Council, or the provincial or diocesan Prefect-in-Council, or delegate, shall decide the vote of the Cause. They will consult with the holy assemblies in so deciding
    • all initiates participating in the scheme shall vote in accordance with the decree
    •  if an initiate is participating in the scheme in general, but has a strong personal objection to voting according to some particular decree, they may free themselves from that decree, without necessarily removing themselves from the scheme in general, by registering their objection with the authority. They may however be required to state the reasons for their objection in some detail, whether verbally or in writing or both, as may be required of them
  • The recommended means of implementing the scheme, although the precise mechanisms must be adjusted from usurpational jurisdiction to usurpational jurisdiction in response to the varying particulars of usurpational law and practice:
    • all participants shall register for a postal vote. If a reason is required, they shall provide the reason that they have a conscientious religious objection to voting other than by a postal  vote, including by voting in person on the appointed day
      • Those in Australia shall register as General Postal Voters. See Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, section 184A, subsection (2)(h):

(2)  An application shall be made on one of the following grounds:

(h)  because of the applicant's religious beliefs or membership of a religious order, the applicant:

 (i)  is precluded from attending a polling booth; or

(ii)  for the greater part of the hours of polling on polling day, is precluded from attending a polling booth;

It is to be noted that 184A(2)(h)(i) applies to Maratrean initiates participating in the Causal Voting Scheme who have a religious duty not to attend a polling booth when doing so would in any way interfere with the operation of the Causal Voting Scheme. There are equivalent provisions under the law of all States and Territories

    • they shall request their postal vote to be sent directly to the appropriate Maratrean office. If that is not possible, upon receiving it they will forward it directly to the appropriate Maratrean office
    • they shall consent in writing to the appropriate Maratrean office opening their postal vote mail and completing the ballot on their behalf
    • they shall attend at the appropriate Maratrean office to seal and sign their postal vote
    • the appropriate Maratrean office shall return it to the usurpational electoral authorities
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