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This Pre-convention Page is intended for delegates to the May 18 Electing Convention. It offers an overview of the protocols and guidelines by which the business of the Electing Convention business will be conducted. We strongly suggest that all delegates, regardless of prior Convention experience, review the materials on this page. If you have any questions, please contact one of us directly.

Joshua Cheney
Secretary of Convention

Lynn Bates
Canon to the Ordinary & Transition Minister

Roger Nicholls
Assistant Secretary of Convention

Maurice Harris
Diocesan Communications Minister

Purpose & Agenda

As you may know, the Electing Convention does not contain committee reports or other business that is typically covered in Annual Convention. The purpose of the Electing Convention is to elect the 11th Bishop of The Episcopal Church in Vermont, and the agenda has been designed to achieve this purpose. If you have not already done so, please view and print the agenda here:

Rules of Order

The special Convention (“Convention”) of the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont (“Diocese”) adopts the following rules of order for the nomination and election of the eleventh Bishop Diocesan of the Diocese on May 18, 2019, and for any adjourned meeting of that Convention.

Sample Ballot

The procedure for the election of the 11th Bishop of The Episcopal Church in Vermont is introduced in the Rules of Order and will be further explained at the Electing Convention. A sample ballot is provided here to familiarize you with the ballot as described in the Rules of Order.

Seating Arrangements & Layout

Coming Soon!

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