With a Secretary of Elections, we can have the transparency, efficiency, activity, responsiveness, and realism that our elections will lack under creator supervision. Not every Secretary of Elections will do as a phenomenal job as Wood did. But unless the current system (or lack thereof) of creator elections changes drastically, we will not have speech points, we will not have concise election dates, and we will not have timely results.
As this will likely face significant creator opposition and obstruction, I support passing a constitutional amendment that revokes direct power of elections from the Creators and officially designates a Simulation Elections Commission (SEC) with this power. The SEC will be led by the Secretary of Elections and will be comprised of 3-5 other members, appointed by the Secretary of Elections and approved by the Creator Council in a simple majority vote. The Secretary of Elections’ term will be 4 years, starting halfway through the nearest Presidential term so that Secretary of Elections elections and Presidential elections do not overlap, and will be the ONLY election run by the Creators. The Secretary of Elections will run all gubernatorial, congressional, and presidential elections, must outline all rules for a given election before signups begin, and cannot hold any political positions. The 3-5 other members of the council may be players, and in the excused absence of the Secretary of Elections will run elections. All members of the SEC must have access to live election results in order to ensure transparency, and the President will possess the power to dismiss a Secretary of Elections just like the President may dismiss a creator.