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November 30, 2017 at 11:07 pm #2699
Gaius Florius Lupus Magister omnibus collegis salutem plurimam dicit. Salvete!
In compliance with our constitutio, I hereby convoke the collegium for the annual election of our two magistri.
Debate shall begin ante diem VI Idus Decembres MMDCCLXX ab ube condita. (id est Veneris die VIII mensis Decembris MMXVII anno Domini).
Candidates for the offices of the two magistri should come forth as soon as the debate is opened. I am not available for reelection to a second term, so at least one magister needs to be replaced.
Every registered socius of this collegium with optime iure status is elegible for the office.
Voting will start not later than ante diem IX Kalendas Ianuarias MMDCCLXX A.U.C. (Solis die XXIV mensis Decembris MMXVII A.D.), so that the newly elected magistri can assume their office on the Kalendis Ianuariis MMDCCLXXI A.U.C. (Lunae die I mensis Ianuarii MMXVIII A.D.).
Datum Kalendis Decembribus MMDCCLXX ab urbe conditaDecember 8, 2017 at 12:35 am #12260
The debate is now open. Candidates for the office of magister of the Collegium Philosophicum are asked to come forth.
I would like to use this opportunity to propose Caeso Cispius Laevus Magister for reelection. He has been leader of the Collegium from its first year on and would therefore be the best choice for this office. I would like to ask Cispius Laevus to confirm his candidacy formally in this thread, so we can register him as a candidate.
As already mentioned I will not run for this office next year. So we need at least one other candidate to fill both available positions.
C. Florius Lupus MagisterDecember 10, 2017 at 5:52 am #12274
I am hereby announcing my candidacy for the position of magister in the Collegium. I have been an active member of the Republic, mostly through the Facebook group. I am hoping to have more of a presence here.
I would be very honored to fulfil this position for our Republic.
Valete!December 10, 2017 at 9:36 am #12277
I would like to endorse Aurelia Apollonia as my successor in the co-leadership of the Collegium.
I am confident that she and Cispius Laevus can bring some fresh spirit into this forum.
Valete!December 10, 2017 at 9:45 pm #12283
L. Livius v. c. C. Florio omnibus sociis sal.
Here, here! I’m more than happy to support a fellow Green in her philosophical ambitions!
Vale et valete.December 11, 2017 at 4:15 pm #12288
She have my support as well.December 12, 2017 at 3:34 am #12291
Gratias vobis ago, amici!December 12, 2017 at 12:40 pm #12292
I also wish to announce my candidacy. This Collegium serves a valuable purpose, and I am willing to serve if my work can be of benefit.December 12, 2017 at 11:25 pm #12294
Gratias tibi, Iuventi Catule for stepping forth as candidate!
We now have two candidates. Cispius Laevus has not confirmed his candidacy yet. It seems that he is not running for the office again. So I think we can go ahead and start voting from Solis dies XVII mensis decembris on. Meanwhile there is still time for any other socius to announce his candidacy.
I am happy that the administration of the Collegium can continue in an orderly manner according to our newly approved bylaws.
Valete!December 16, 2017 at 11:30 pm #12310
Voting for the new Magistri Collegii is now open.
We have two candidates for the office of Magister:
A) Mania Aurelia Apollonia
B) Spurius Iuventius Catulus
Our current Magister Caeso Cispius Laevus has not confirmed his candidacy for the office, so we have to assume that he does not rerun for a second term.
This leaves us with two positions to fill and two available candidates.
In order to maintain a minimum of democratic spirit, we cannot simply declare the two candidates winners of the elections due to the absence of other candidates. So we need at least something to vote about.
Each candidate needs therefore to have more votes in his favor than against him. If a candidate is rejected by a simple majority of the votes, then the candidate is formally rejected by the Collegium and the position will remain vacant for the time being.
Therefore I would like to ask every collega to vote in the following manner in order for the vote to be valid:
Write the name of the candidate (ablative or accusative) preceded by either PRO (followed by ablative) or CONTRA (followed by accusative) and post it in this thread.
PRO means a vote in favor of the candidate, CONTRA means a vote against the candidate.
If the name of a candidate is not mentioned in your post that contains the vote, then you have abstained from voting for or against the candidate.
A vote cannot be revoked. Your first post in this thread that mentions the name of one of the candidates preceded by either PRO or CONTRA is the vote that counts.
If you have voted for one candidate but abstained from voting about the second candidate, then you are still free to vote either in favor or against this second candidate in a separate post.
There is no minimum number of votes required for a candidate to be approved and there is no quorum. One vote in favor and none against a candidate is sufficient to elect him.
If a candidate has as many votes in his favor as against him, then the votes of the two magistri decide.
It is permissible and even recommended that every candidate votes for himself. Failure to do so will not revoke the candidacy, but create the impression that the candidate is not interested in the office anymore.
An example fo a valid vote using the names of the current magistri would be a post containing the following words:quote :
With this post you would have voted in favor of Cispius Laevus and against me.
However neither of us is a valid candidate in the current elections.
Please only vote for the current candidates.
You can still make statements regarding these elections or ask questions, but remember: As soon as the name of one of the candidates preceded by either the word PRO or CONTRA (not case-sensitive) is mentioned in the post, then your vote has been cast and cannot be changed anymore. The context, in which these words are written is irrelevant. Even if you only tried to give an example or attempted to be ironical, it will count as a vote.
The vote is valid, even if the name of the candidate is spelled or inflected incorrectly, as long as the person is unequivocally identifiable.
Valid votes have to be posted in this thread. Votes posted in other threads or sent by email or other means will not be counted.
The validity of the votes will be handled strict, inflexible and without exceptions.
The voting period will end Solis die XXIV mensis Decembris MMDCCLXX a.u.c. at 11:59 pm Roman time.
The winners of the elections will be announced soon afterwards.
Leadership of the Collegium will be formally transferred to the new magistri electi on the Kalendae Ianuariae MMDCCLXXI a.u.c.
If only one magister is elected, then sole leadership will be transferred to him with the request that he should convoke the Collegium again as soon as possible to hold an election for the vacant position. If no magister at all is elected and both candidates are rejected, then leadership of the Collegium will be transferred to the Curule Aediles who will decide its further fate.
C. Florius LupusDecember 17, 2017 at 2:18 pm #12320
PRO MANIA AURELIA APOLLONIA
PRO SPVRIO IVVENTIO CATVLODecember 17, 2017 at 3:12 pm #12321
Pro Mania Aurelia Apollonia
Pro Spurio Iuventio CatuloDecember 19, 2017 at 5:34 am #12334
L. Livius C. Florio mag. sal.
Suffragia mea fero pro Aurelia Apollonia atque pro Sp. Iuventio Catulo.
Vale.December 19, 2017 at 11:02 pm #12335
Pro Mania Aurelia Apollonia
Pro Spurio Iuventio CatuloDecember 24, 2017 at 6:57 pm #12369
P. Sextius Laevus C. Florio Lupo mag. S.P.D.
Pro Mania Aurelia Apollonia
Pro Spurio Iuventio Catulo
ValeDecember 24, 2017 at 10:21 pm #12370
Pro MANIA AVRELIA APOLLONIA
Pro SPVRIO IVVENTIO CATVLODecember 24, 2017 at 11:44 pm #12371
Gratias vobis pro suffragione vostra!
The election period is over.
I am happy to announce that the two candidates
- Mania Aurelia Apollonia
- Spurius Iuventius Catulus
have been unanimously elected by the Collegium. Each of the candidates received a total of six votes.
The magistri electi will take office on the Kalends of January as determined by our bylaws.
C. Florius LupusDecember 26, 2017 at 7:08 am #12379
Gratias! It is an honor, and I do intend to live up to the job. Thank you again.
ValeteDecember 27, 2017 at 12:41 am #12383
L. Livius v. c. omnibus sociis sal.
My warmest congratulations to our two new magistri! Let us do the Academy, the Stoa, the Garden, et al. proud!
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