Deputies and Alternates to General Convention and Delegates To Provincial Synod
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Term: Elected for service at the triennial General Convention; Deputies elected two years before, and Alternates one year before meeting of General Convention; no elections the year of General Convention.
The General Convention of the Episcopal Church meets every three years, normally for 10 days. It is comprised of the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies, which each sit separately. Either House may originate and propose legislation, but all acts of General Convention must be adopted and authenticated by both Houses. Four Clerical Deputies and four Lay Deputies comprise the deputation. Four Clerical and four Lay Alternates are also elected. All Deputies are expected to be able to be present at the meeting of the General Convention for its duration. Alternates have also customarily attended the General Convention. Some of the most important work of General Convention happens in its closing hours. There are also preparatory deputation meetings in advance of General Convention.
Deputies are also delegates to Provincial Synod, which meets prior to General Convention as a pre-convention orientation. Responsibilities of Delegates include attendance at the Synod meeting and sometimes membership on a committee of the Province. Meetings are held in a different diocese each year. The diocese pays all travel expenses. Synod elects two of the members of the National Church’s Executive Committee.
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