The Electoral Roll
All Church of England parishes are required to maintain an electoral roll. Those people whose names are on the roll are entitled to attend the Annual Parish Meeting and to vote. They are also eligible for election on to the Parochial Church Council. The number of people on the electoral roll also determines how many representatives can be sent to the Deanery Synod where decisions may be taken that affect the churches within the deanery. It is therefore important that all those eligible should be entered on to electoral roll for this parish of Christchurch Blacklands and St Andrew. Although the roll may be updated regularly a new roll has to be created every 6 years and 2019 was the most recent year in which this had to be done.
To be eligible applicants must be:
a) 16 years of age or over.
b) Live within the parish boundary or
c) Have been a regular worshipper at Christchurch Blacklands and St Andrew for at least 6 months.
The current roll commenced from the date of the annual Parish Meeting in 2020.
One of the things we have to do each year is make sure our church electoral roll is up to date. Most eligible people are on the roll already and there’s no action needed until 2025, when a complete revision will take place.
If you would like to be added to the electoral roll, please complete one of the forms below and return it to me or to one of the duty wardens or sidespersons before 26 April 2023. If you’re not sure of anything, you can email or phone me and I should be able to answer any questions.
After 26 April, I’ll make any changes to the old roll and produce a new one, which has to be pinned up in the church porch for at least 14 days before the Annual General Meeting, due to take place on 14 May.
Alan Burke, Electoral Roll Officer
You may download a copy of the form by clicking on one of the following links. You may print and fill in the form and return it to the Church, or save the document and complete it electronically and then email it back to us via firstname.lastname@example.org
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