Important information regarding the AC2020 Nominations Ballot and Elections

Important information regarding the AC2020 Nominations Ballot and Elections

June 30, 2020

A Preliminary Ballot is available at www.iaumc.org/ac2020 under AC2020 Reports and Presentations. Please look over this document carefully in the next several days as we head towards the AC2020 Legislative Session. 
 
You will note that there are open positions for which interested persons are invited to submit a Leadership Pool Form which is linked on the ballot.  Persons interested in serving in one of the open positions need to submit a Leadership Pool Form no later than July 8, 2020, so consideration can be given by the appropriate District Nominations team.  Potential nominees will be notified if they are nominated for a position. An updated ballot will be posted electronically a few days before the Annual Conference session which will include any new nominations made by the District committees or appropriate agencies. 
 
Elections will take place by electronic vote during the Zoom Webinar Annual Conference Legislative Session on July 18. Nominations from the floor may be received for substitute nominees during this session. Lanny Hillyard, Chairperson of the Conference Nominations Committee, will seek to move to suspend the Rules of Order to allow for the submission of nominations for three hours (rather than the prescribed 24 hours) after the first Nominations Report during the Legislative Session on July 18. 
 
You will discover that three of our Conference Agencies do not have new nominees appearing on this year’s ballot due to the Disciplinary requirement that election to the Council on Finance and Administration (CFA), the Committee on the Episcopacy, and the Board of Ordained Ministry take place “at the session following General Conference.”  Current members have been invited to serve until new members can be appropriately elected at our 2022 Annual Conference session.  Where vacancies occur, the Bishop, in consultation with the Agency chair, will make appointments to fill these three quadrennial agencies.  
 
If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Barb.Oakland@iaumc.org or Assistant to the Bishop, Harlan Gillespie, Harlan.gillespie@iaumc.org.