Election MMDCCLX alter (Nova Roma)

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pr. Non. Dec. MMDCCLX A.U.C.


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Simple steps for voting

  1. Make sure you are familiar with our voting procedure.
  2. Carefully check the schedule below for your correct voting times for each comitia.
  3. Go to your Album Civium page. Make sure you are logged in via the box on the right of the screen.
  4. Click on "vote here...".
  5. Click on the "go vote" button.
  6. Cast your ballots.
  7. Make a note of your ballot number. You will need it if there are problems with your vote.


Voting Schedule

Comitia Populi Tributa

  • The Contio will begin at 18:00 , Roman time (Central European Time), on 10 December and will last until 17:59 Roma time, on 16 December.
  • Voting in Comitia Populi Tributa will then commence at 18:00 (CET) on 16 December and will end at 17:59 PM (CET) on 21 December 2760.

Comitia Populi Tributa

Candidates for voting in Comitia Populi Tributa

The offices, number of openings, and candidates are:

Quaestor (3)

There are eight quaestores elected annually to serve as aides and financial administrators to the consules, praetores, and aediles. After eight quaestores have been elected, the newly elected senior magistrates are consulted and asked which of the new quaestores they wish to have assigned to them. The new consules make the final determination of this, publishing an edict assigning quaestores to senior magistrates.

To stand for election as quaestor, a potential candidate is required to be at least 21 years old, must be assiduus, must have been a citizen of Nova Roma for at least one year, and must have previously held the position of an apparitor for at least six months of service.[1]


Custos (1)

The two custodes take the raw vote tallies compiled by the diribitors and convert them to a tally of tribes and centuries which they then certify to the convening magistrates of elections. The Latin word "custos" means "guard" or "watcher": in antiquity it was typical for very senior people such as senators and consulars to serve as custodes. Because of their involvement in the elections, custodes can not run for any office for which they would be certifying the election results.


Lex for voting in Comitia Populi Tributa

Lex Galeria de cursu honorum

In accordance with Article IV of the Constitution of Nova Roma, this Lex Galeria de cursu honorum is enacted. It repeals but builds on the Lex Vedia de cursu honorum, which serves as the foundations of the Cursus Honorum within Nova Roma. The Lex Galeria de cursu honorum is intended to bring Nova Roma even closer in line with the ancient cursus honorum.

The Lex Vedia de cursu honorum and The Lex Arminia de cursu honorum are repealed.

I. No individual may assume the office of Censor who has not completed at least one of the following:

a. a full term as Consul.

b. at least six months as Consul suffectus.

II. No individual may assume the office of Consul who has not completed at least one of the following:

a. a full term as Praetor.

b. at least six months as Praetor suffectus.

III. No individual may assume the office of Praetor who has not completed a full term as either Aedilis Curulis , Tribunus Plebis or Aedilis Plebis.

IV. No individual may assume the office of Aedilis Curulis, Tribunus Plebis or Aedilis Plebis who has not completed a full term as Quaestor.

V. No individual may assume the office Quaestor who is not at least 21 years of age and been an assiduus (taxpaying) citizen of Nova Roma for at least one year.

VI. Citizens who resign their positions prior to the normal end of their term in office may not use that term to satisfy these requirements, regardless of how much time they spent in office.

VII. Qualified citizens may run for office prior to the completion of these requirements but must complete them prior to assuming office and must be an assiduus (taxpaying) citizen of Nova Roma when announcing their candidacy.

VIII. Any magistrate who resigns from office with three months or less left in their term will lose all century points for that office, an additional twenty-five century points and be bared from standing for office for two years.

IX. No person currently serving as an elected magistrate or who has served at least six months and one day as a suffectus shall present themselves as a candidate for office until a period of one year has elapsed between their service. A sitting Consul, Praetor or any other magistrate may not be a candidate for office for the year following their term of office. A one year period out of office must take place between magistracies.

X. This law shall regulate only those individuals who assume any of the aforementioned offices after the elections of 2760 a.u.c. It shall apply to all candidates and all elections held in 2761 a.u.c. and all subsequent years. It shall not effect the term of office of any person holding one of the aforementioned positions at the time of the passage of this law or currently running for one of the regulated magistracy.

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