Develop your World Electoral District
Every World Citizens who has signed up with a global ID-number lives in one of the 1000 electoral districts worldwide. Signatories to the Earth Constitution may form an Electoral Commission and begin registering additional citizens with online secure voting rights within their districts. Here is the protocol for this simple process:
World Electoral Districts: Official Protocol and Conceptual Framework
1. Register as a world citizen and receive an ID number.
2. Recruit at least two others and begin a World District Electoral Commission.
3. The Commission’s goal is to promote world citizen registration in their District.
4. World headquarters will be setting up secure online voting for each world citizen registered.
5. World headquarters will be organizing elections for delegates to the PWP and referendums, etc.
6. Electoral Commissions in each district will establish goals for the systematic increase in the number of registered voters.
- World Citizen registration will be centralized worldwide and will be migrated from WCPA.global to the ECI website.
- ID generation will be manual for now; later it will be done automatically.
- A special certificate will be given to the members of the Election Commission.
- For now, membership in the Election Commission does not preclude participation in other responsibilities in the Global Constituency.
- WCPA and ECI’s role is to support the process and will tend to become less necessary over time as the scope of Provisional World Government increases.
The unity in diversity that is the founding principle for the Earth Constitution disallows the fantasy of individual units in the Earth Federation acting autonomously independently of the rest of humanity or of the Federation as a whole. The spurious notion of “nation-state sovereignty” is just such a destructive fantasy. Article 2 of the Earth Constitution states that sovereignty belongs to humanity as a whole. Human freedom and self-realization require an environing community from the level of individual persons to the level of democratic world government. At the highest level all areas of the Earth are governed, of course, by the World Parliament, a unity in diversity of people, governments, and counselors (representing the whole). Individuals and communities are empowered by their leadership and lawmaking, but are never autonomous and independent of this democratic framework for the whole.
The next level of democratic authority under the World Parliament regarding World Electoral Districts is the World Boundaries and Elections Administration (WBEA, Article 8.3). Our present WED Commission, meeting periodically and sponsored by WCPA and ECI, is performing some of the responsibilities of the WBEA. The WBEA must (1) define the boundaries, (2) make periodic adjustments according to demographic changes, (3) define detail procedures of nomination and election to the World Parliament, (4) conduct elections to Houses of Peoples and Counselors (not to the House of Nations for this is the responsibility of national governments), (5) prepare Voter’s Information Booklets on candidates for election (thereby ending the predominance of big money in determinining the outcome of electiions), (6) define the rules for political parties, (7) define the rules for referendums, (8) conduct plebiscites, and (9) conduct a census every five years.
Each of the 1000 local WEDs will have its own Commission with the responsibilities listed above. But the registration information and data about the districts will necessarily be also housed with the WBEA (that is why rules for the use and security of data are essential). Such data and rules are essential to the multiple responsibilities of the WBEA. Even the conducting of elections in local WEDs requires oversight from the World Electoral Commission and ultimately the WBEA. WEDs will not mirror in any way the fantasy notion of individual sovereignty independent of the larger human community. Our Commission now operating will need to expand (as resources and personnel increase) to begin these functions, such as preparing voter information booklets (we cannot have rich people conducting election media campaigns, etc.), defining the rules for political parties, making sure elections are free, fair and secure, etc.