The Firestone Democracy Project - July 2022 Senate Election Report
Sharkfish82, CarlosCarmine, colorful_parrots, and cooldudesub were elected to the Senate.
Speeches introduced the candidates well, a few speeches included plans for bills while others were quite vague.
Candidates above the electoral threshold were +7 (an increase of 6 from the last election).
Voter participation beat any previous record at a total of 267 (an increase of 198 from the last election).
With 7 candidates above the threshold, this election has exceeded expectations and has proven to be the most participatory election in years. Considering prior elections, this is an incredibly good sign for the short-term future of congress, especially if these feats can be repeated. It is likely these figures increased due to the prolonged exposure of elections in the main discord, and a perceived cleanliness returning to congress.
With 267 votes, participation since the last election has increased by 198 from the previous election which is also a promising sign for electoral interest. This, similarly to the candidate number, can be attributed to electoral exposure.
Overall, the senate elections of July were a complete success for the advancement of electoral democracy in Firestone. A mixture of effective exposure and a renewed interest in the political machinations of the state has led to record-breaking numbers of participants and voters. In the future, election sponsors should repeat these methods and encourage interest in the branch.
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