Episcopal Diocese of Washington

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Registration and Voting

Whether you are a clergy person, a delegate, an alternate delegate or visitor, you must purchase a ticket online to participate in the diocesan convention. Everyone attending convention must also register onsite the morning of convention. Clergy and delegates vote on a variety of resolutions and other diocesan matters; below is more information on ensuring your parish records are up to date ahead of convention.

Voting Certification For Clergy

All parish clergy, other clergy we know are attending, convention delegates and ex officio members will receive a notice of the availability of Convention documents at the beginning of January, along with a pre-filled registration card. Simply bring your registration card to the check-in area and you will receive your packet.

All non-parochial clergy must send in their petition to vote by 30 days before the convention. If you do so, you will be able to vote. If you do not, you will not be able to vote, but you welcome to attend in a non-voting capacity.

Voting Certification For Lay Delegates and Alternates

Parishes should have a current certification of a Lay Delegate form on file with the diocesan office.

Learn more about serving as a convention delegate.

See a current list of convention delegates.

Report your parish's election of new delegates.

Have an Alternate Replace a Delegate

If the lay delegate cannot attend for all or part of convention, they must coordinate with the alternate and the rector/vicar/priest-in-charge.

Both delegates and alternates must be certified by 30 days prior to convention. In order for an alternate to replace their respective delegate for all or part of the convention, the rector/vicar/priest-in-charge needs to fill out, sign, and send in the Seating of an Alternate Form or complete it at convention. The alternate needs to get in line alphabetically under the actual delegate’s name, and say who’s being replaced and then their own name.