- Note that Deputy Speaker of the Administration redirects here.
| Underspeaker of the Administrative Branch
|General Position Overview|
|Purpose||To speak for and manage the Administrative Branch|
|First Underspeaker||Andrew Mearl|
|Preceding Positions||Previously called Deputy Speaker|
The Underspeaker of the Administration is a critical political position in the Triumvirate, representing the minority of the Administrative Branch and managing the floor of the Administration along the Speaker. They guarantee minority rights and representation in the Administration to make certain that even the minority is heard under the majority of the Administration (who the Speaker represents).
After the election results are final, before the trimester with the new Administration begins, the new incoming Administrators all meet and each Administrator who desires to be a candidate for Speaker states so and an election is held. The Administrative Liaison presides over all circumstances wherein the Speaker and Underspeaker are to be elected. Via a series of run-off elections until there are two candidates left, the candidate with the most votes becomes Speaker and the candidate with the second greatest amount of votes becomes Underspeaker. If there is a tie at any point in the election of Speaker and Underspeaker, the Administrative Liaison breaks it.
The Speaker and Underspeaker can be collectively removed by a motion of no confidence in their leadership, which calls for a reelection for both of them. It requires a majority of Administrators in favor and the Administrative Liaison presides over such.
The primary power of the Underspeaker is choosing what goes on table to the Administrative Branch if the Speaker has refused to table (or "rejected") it. For example, if the Speaker rejected a bill but the Underspeaker felt it merited consideration and a vote before the Administration, the Underspeaker can table it. If both the Speaker and Underspeaker do not want a bill to be tabled, they can both reject it and the bill fails outright. The Underspeaker does not set the schedule for bills unlike the Speaker but they work in conjunction with the Speaker to guarantee the minority is well represented.
Whenever there is a vacancy in a seat in the Administration, the political party that held the seat may appoint a replacement who must be approved by the Speaker or Underspeaker.
Past Speakers and UnderspeakersEdit
Also see History of the Administrative Branch.
|3||Carlson Tyler||Progressive||6th||6||John Brayer||Libertarian||2014-I|
|5||Pierce Ehtya||Union||7||Harrison Mearl||Establishment|