Session IX of the Concilium Plebis is called to order on Oct 20 (Elections)

The Session IX of the Concilium Plebis is to be called to order on Oct 20, 2020. All Plebians (members) are called to attend.

An Augur recognized by the Res Publica will take the Auspices.

The location of this meeting will be online in the Main Forum located here: http://romanrepublic.org/roma/fora/forum/main-forum

The order of business is to elect the following magistrates to serve a one year term for 2021:

TWO PLEBEIAN TRIBUNES ARE TO BE ELECTED

Duties of the tribunes are listed in LEX CURIATORUM: On the Plebeian Tribunes

In short, the Tribunes are responsible for the following:

  1. They will serve a term lasting one year starting and ending December 10th at 00:00 CET
  2. To represent citizens who they believe are being treated unjustly by the magistrates or
    the senate
  3. To publically and independent of the senate report a summary of the minutes of all
    senate meetings
  4. To monitor activities and records of any magistrate to ensure fairness and the interests of
    the citizens of the Roman Republic
  5. To summon the Concilium Plebis
  6. To propose and endorse intercessio (veto of any action of any magistrate) if their actions are deemed to irrefutably hurt the interest of the citizens (members)

ONE PLEBEIAN AEDILE IS TO BE ELECTED

Duties of the Plebeian Aedile are listed in LEX CURIATORUM: On the Plebeian Aediles

In short, the Plebeian Aedile is responsible for the following:

  1. They will serve a term lasting one year starting and ending December 10th at 00:00 CET
  2. To organize the festivals of the ludi plebeii, ludi floraia, ludi cereales in 2021
  3. To assist the praetor urbanus in organizing the Ludi Apollinares
  4. To assist the consuls in organizing the Feriae Latinae
  5. To publish edicts
  6. Responsible for assisting the Aranearius (webmaster) in the maintenance of the official
    res publica website
  7. To investigate and mediate complaints involving denarii or a societas or magistrates without imperium
  8. To approve and revoke societas status for citizen groups
  9. To monitor the trade of denarii within the res publica
  10. To maintain the online public records of the res publica
  11. To summon the Concilium Plebis
  12. They may assume powers and responsibilities of the curule aedile if this magistrate consents or is unavailable

Any Plebeian citizen (voting member) is asked to submit any additional items for the agenda by replying to this thread no later than Oct 19, 2020.

The meeting will start on Oct 20, 2020. Candidates will be asked to present themselves from this time and until Nov 2, 2020. Voting scheduled to begin Nov 3 and ends Nov 15, 2020.

For citizens interested in serving as magistrates: Please remember this is the first of three elections that will occur between now and January. The Comitia Tributa will be called next to elect Quaestores and a Curule Aedile. Lastly, the Comitia Centuriata will be called to elect Censores, Consules and Praetores. DO NOT YET ANNOUNCE YOUR CANDIDACY. Please announce your candidacy between Oct 20-Nov 3 after the meeting opens (assuming auspices are favorable for these dates)

To be eligible to run for any office in the Roman Republic you must be a tax-paying citizen. Please pay your dues here, if you have not done so for this year. Also, unlike other magisterial offices, all candidates elected by the concilium plebis must be members of the plebeian order. Please view your citizenship profile if this is in doubt. 

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