Senatus consultum ultimum regarding the appointment of quaestors
SENATUS CONSULTUM ULTIMAM REGARDING THE APPOINTMENT OF QUAESTORS
1. This Senatus consultum ultimum is issued under the authority of
Section V.E of the Constitution of Nova Roma.
2. The election for quaestors held in 2763 left seven positions vacant
due to a lack of candidates.
3. Section IV.A of the Constitution is unsuitable to deal with that
situation at (2) due to it referring to vacancies "mid-term", whereas
these positions were never filled to begin with. Section III.A.1 Lex
Fabia de ratione comitiorum populi tributorum requires the presiding
magistrate of the elections where vacancies occurred to call for a
follow up election from unsuccessful candidates. The presiding officer
is no longer in office and there were no unsuccessful candidates. The
Constitution and law therefore do not address the current situation.
4. In recognition of the current lack of cista software, the complex
and time consuming alternative electoral process, the lack of
unsuccessful candidates, the uncertainty of sufficient candidates
becoming available in one election call and the Constitution and law
being silent on this specific situation, this Senatus Consultum
Ultimum authorises the Consuls to directly appoint to the office of
Quaestor such persons as are subsequently identified as both willing
to serve in that capacity and who meet the requirements of the Lex
Iunia de magistratuum aetate, the Lex Vedia de cursu honorum, the Lex
Cornelia Iunia de definitione intervallorum magistratuum and the Lex
Salicia de prorogatione et cumulatione. Such appointments shall be
made by consular edicta under the authority of this Senatus consultum
5. This Senatus consultum ultimum shall expire no later than Kalendiis
Septembribus 2764 AUC (1 September AD 2011) or upon the recovery of the cista
software tools in full working order and fully operable by the magistrates and
their staff normally concerned with the conduct of comitia calls and votes,
whichever event shall occur first.