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Canon III - Deputies and Provisional Deputies
To The General Convention
3.1 Election to General Convention
The Convention shall, at its next regular annual meeting following each regular session of the
General Convention, elect by a vote by orders, four Priests, canonically resident in this
Diocese, and four Lay Persons, who are confirmed, adult communicants of a church in this
Diocese, to act as Deputies from this Diocese to the General Convention.
3.2 Election of Provisional Deputies
The Convention shall, at its next regular annual meeting following the election of Deputies to
General Convention, also elect, four Priests and four Lay Persons to act as Provisional Deputies,
whose qualifications for election shall be the same as those of Deputies to General Convention.
This election shall be determined by taking a vote by orders ballot with the ballots counted in
the aggregate. The four candidates of each order receiving the highest aggregate number of votes
shall be deemed elected. All Deputies and Provisional Deputies to General Convention shall also
serve as Deputies to Provincial Synod and shall hold office until their successors are elected.
3.3 Provisional Deputies
In case a Deputy-elect shall fail, after due and timely notice, to notify the Ecclesiastical
Authority of his intention to attend the General Convention or the Provincial Synod, or shall
be unable to attend, the Ecclesiastical Authority shall appoint a Provisional Deputy to serve
as Deputy. Such Deputies shall be appointed from those Provisional Deputies elected a the
Convention, the selection thereof determined in order of the highest aggregate number of
votes received a such election.
3.4 Provisional Deputies
During the sessions of General Convention or Provincial Synod, the Bishop, upon the
recommendation of the Chair of Deputation, may appoint Provisional Deputies to temporarily
replace Deputies in accordance with the Rules of Order of the General Convention or Provincial