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 effect 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 2013 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 April 2016. For 2017 all new applications before the Annual Parish Meeting in late April must be received at least fourteen days before and any received after then will be added to the roll after the meeting.
New members are asked to apply for entry to the roll, please, and application forms are available at the back of the church or on-line. When completed forms may be handed to any of the duty wardens or sidespersons.
Paul Cabban, 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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