If you are just coming into the Triumvirate the Administrative Branch is probably the government branch you should be most interested in as it will immediately influence you. The Administrative Branch (often abbreviated AB), also called the "People's Branch" is where representatives of the citizens, directly elected by them, and called Administrators, vote on matters in order to make sure the will of the populace is heard and prevent corruption by other branches of government. It is established by article 4 of the Constitution.
The Triumvirate runs on a calendar of trimesters: January-April, May-August, and September-December. Each trimester, the third week before the onset of the next trimester, there is an election held for the Administrative Branch where each citizen of the Triumvirate casts a number of votes equal to the number of members in the Administration there are. From there, the votes are allocated by political party and candidates are given seats in the Administration for the next trimester. The Administrators all enter office on the first day of each trimester.
Each new trimester when the Administrative Branch is full of new members an election for a Speaker of the Administration and an Underspeaker is held. The Speaker is the one who, representing the majority, manages the floor of the branch and negotiates for the people with the assistance of the Underspeaker (who represents the minority). Another main figure in the Administration is the Administrative Liaison who is actually a member of the Executive Branch (an Executive). They participate in the Administrative Branch and inform the Executive Branch what the Administrative Branch is doing as well as negotiating for the Executive Branch with the Speaker and other members of the Administrative Branch.
The Administrative Branch is a great starting point for a career in politics and you can go from being an administrator to becoming an Executive or a judge or justice. It gives experience in campaigning and in making political connections. To register to be a candidate in the next election for the Administration it's recommended you join a political party to get some support (we'll cover this more in one of the next guides) and then submit your candidacy on this page: Ballot Registration.
Before we finish covering the Administrative Branch we'll explain a few key functions of the branch.
- Veto/Approval of Laws: The Administrative Branch has to approve all laws passed by the Executive Branch in order for them to become formal law. We'll cover this more in depth in Guide:How the Legislative Process Works.
- Approval of War: The Administrative Branch also has a say on whether or not the Triumvirate goes to war with another force
- Approval of Amendments: When it comes to amending the Constitution, the Administrative Branch is very important so that the people are always protected from any unjust amendment.