Due to the continued threat of COVID-19 and the possibility that we may still be under some form of restriction even in August, the Standing Committee has directed the Transition Committee to create both Walkabout and Electing Convention plans that abide by distancing guidelines, including limiting number of individuals gathering in one place.
In-person attendance at Walkabouts will be limited to voting delegates and clergy only. The events will be live-streamed so that all may participate.
Our Electing Convention will be “dispersed.” We will gather in small groups around the diocese, with each voting delegate and clergy assigned to a polling site. The election will take place simultaneously throughout the diocese. The results of each ballot will be verified at the polling site by a member of the Standing Committee and emailed to the ‘head table’ which will in turn inform the polling sites of the results of the ballot. We will ballot in this manner until our next bishop is elected.
Voting delegates and clergy will receive further instructions by email as the dates of these events draws near.
We covet your continuing prayers for our Episcopal candidates and their families as well as for the Transition Team. The team has been working so very hard with planning the Walkabouts and Electing Convention under ever- shifting circumstances.