In accordance with
Canon 18.6 of the Code of Canon Law, a
shall be elected, or affirmed in Office at the National Conference
in the first and fifth year of each decade beginning with the year
In January of the
year in which an election for a Presiding Bishop Shall take place,
it shall be the responsibility of the sitting Presiding Bishop name
a Election Committee comprised of three persons, not members of the
Evangelical Catholic Church, to oversee the integrity of the
Committee has be comprised of one cleric to serve as chaplain, one
election judge and one witness to the election.
Prior to Ash
Wednesday in the year of an election of a Presiding Bishop, the
Judge for the Election shall contact all eligible candidates to
confirm their willingness to have their names placed on the ballot.
Should a bishop choose to not have their name placed on the ballot,
they remain eligible to vote in the election.
At the agreed upon
time, the House of Bishop will convene in Executive Session for the
purpose of electing a Presiding Bishop.
prayer offered by the Chaplain for the Election, the Judge for the
Election shall distribute a ballot to each voting Bishop to select
their choice for Presiding Bishop. When ballots have been
marked, the Judge for the Election shall collect the ballots for
The Candidate who
accumulates the majority of votes shall be declared Presiding