Monday, July 12, 2010

Resolution 8-17 Is Adopted

Resolution 8-17, which would elect the Synod President prior to the start of the Convention, was adopted, 749 to 419.

Resolved, That information concerning the three candidates receiving the highest number of nominations and consenting to serve, including biographical information and further information outlining each candidate’s vision and direction for the Synod, be shared with all congregations of the Synod two months prior to the election; and be it further

Resolved, That four weeks prior to the start of the convention, two of the delegates to the previous district convention from each congregation be provided opportunity to cast votes in a secure fashion for the office of President; and be it further

Resolved, That if no candidate receives a majority, a second ballot for the top two candidates be cast in a similar fashion; and be it further

Resolved, That the results of the balloting be announced to the Synod two weeks prior to the start of the convention; and be it finally

Resolved, That Bylaws 3.12.1– be amended accordingly, as shown (“2007 Handbook Convention Version,” TB, pp. 303–305).


Anonymous said...

I find it very disturbing that the Synod constitution is changed by something other than 2/3 majority. All votes are 51% to 49% or so. This means in effect about 1/2 of the delegates are against the various resolutions.

I see where this will cause even more division, not more unity.

Rev. Eric J Brown said...

This one is interesting - so does this mean basically every congregation votes for President instead of the circuits?