If by the end of May, the delegates agree on a new document with at least a 51 percent majority, then in June (one month later), the American voters in a referendum must also approve it with a 51 percent majority. If they approve it, then the new Constitution and government will begin 4 1/2 months later on November 1. All of the steps and procedures of the entire process will take 24 months, and they will be elaborated on below.
The 24-Month Timeline for Creating a New Third Constitution up to the Start of the Third Government
If at presidential election time in November, the American people decide they want a constitutional convention, then they will have almost 5 months, from November through April, to officially register with a national political party that truly expresses their values and worldview. Various websites describe all the major national political parties that voters can choose from.
Then during the month of May, no switching of parties can be made as the official count of all national political parties is determined by the National Elections Committee, which will be appointed by a bipartisan Congressional panel initially. The National Elections Committee will know by the end of May which national political parties garnered at least one percent or more of the national vote.
When the National Elections Committee determines which political parties are the 7 largest national political parties, then the current members of the National Elections Committee will no longer be needed because an entirely new set of executive directors will be selected from the 7 largest national political parties. Each of the 7 largest national political parties will appoint one person to serve in the Executive Council of the National Elections Committee that takes over the operation in June.
The National Elections Committee will guarantee that local election officials are impartial and professionalized. The National Elections Committee may use voting machines that are standardized, or it may decide on other fair methods that prevent dishonesty and corruption. The National Elections Committee will also be responsible for counting and verifying the membership of national political parties.
Starting in the month of June and going to the end of November (for 5 months), the national political parties that represent at least one percent of the nation's voters will get official, equal, free, national public television exposure. These national political parties will be able to make public speaking presentations and will be allowed to participate in televised town hall meetings, on a nationally publicized television station. They will also be allowed to give their written responses to standardized questions, not exceeding the maximum amount of words that the question allows. Each of the political parties will be allowed to share their party platforms, any proposed national constitutions, and various articles from their websites.
Then during the second week of January (about 6 weeks later), each American voter will vote a second time for one of the national political parties that captured at least one percent or more of the national vote. Some voters will stay with the party they picked back in May, while others may choose a new political party that better expresses their values and worldview after hearing speakers from the many different political parties.
So, after all the votes are counted during the second week of January, if the Constitution Party got 1 percent of the votes, then there will be one Constitution Party delegate at the Constitutional Convention. If the Green Party got 9 percent of the votes, then there will be 9 Green Party delegates at the Constitutional Convention. If the Republican Party got 14 percent of the votes, then there will be 14 delegates from the Republican Party that will be sent to the Constitutional Convention, and so forth.
On March 1 (about 6 weeks later), the Constitutional Convention delegates will meet at the Capitol building in Washington D.C. The 100 delegates will work from March through May to create a new constitution that 51 percent or more of the attending delegates approve.
When the Convention first starts, each of the 7 largest national political parties will nominate one of their attending party delegates to be the potential Chairperson of the Constitutional Convention. The 100 delegates will vote to elect one Constitutional Convention Chairperson from the slate of 7 potential candidates.
If delegates reach a 51 percent majority before the 3-month period elapses, they must use the remaining days of the 3-months timeframe to hear dissenting delegate voices in the constant effort to keep improving their document in order to get an even higher percentage of approval than 51 percent. If at any point the delegates achieve a 60 percent approval rating of a new document, they may adjourn and go home before the maximum 3-month time limit has elapsed.
If only 50 percent or less of the delegates approve the new constitution after working on it for 3 months, then it becomes void, and the current, second constitution continues to be official and valid. However, if the new constitution is approved with a 51 percent majority or higher by the end of May, then the American people must also approve it in June (one month later), with at least a 51 percent majority. If the American voters approve the new document, then the 100 delegates or their appointees will oversee the transition to the new government that starts on November 1, making sure that everything runs smoothly.
Summary of the 24-Month Timeline for Creating the Third National Constitution up to the Start of the Third National Government
November thru April (first 6 months)--American voters have ample time to choose a national political party that best expresses their values and worldview.
Month of May (7th month from the start)--Official count of members in each political party is made by the National Elections Committee. By the end of month, it will be known which political parties garnered at least one percent or more of the national vote.