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The building on the southern side of the Forum,
at the corner of Via
dell'Abbondanza, was the Comitium
or the polling station. The cavities in the columns at the side of the
Forum leads to the assumption that it was once closed by gates.
The central courtyard was an open place. Electors came
in from the side of the Forum and proceeded towards the podium to the south, on the
right side of the entrance, where the magistrates sat. These were in
charge of the polling station and verified whether the voters had the
right to vote. After the verification the voters went out into Via
dell'Abbondanza where the ballot-box was located. Voters had to elect
the municipal chairmen (Šdiles)
and the mayors (duˇviri i˙re dicundo);
the latter would then elect the members of the town-council (decuriones).