Delegate Eligibility and Forms:
“Local Church’ means “a member church of the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada”.
(a) Voting by Delegates
A Member may exercise its Right to vote at all Meetings of Members only by means of
individual Delegates appointed on behalf of each Member.
(b) Delegates for Local Churches
Each Local Church shall be entitled to send three (3) Delegates for the first fifty (50) Active
Members or part thereof of the Local Church and two (2) additional Delegates for the
second additional fifty (50) Active Members or part thereof, and one (1) additional Delegate
for each one hundred (100) Active Members or part thereof to a maximum of ten (10)
Delegates with the number of Active Members of the Local Church being determined in
accordance with its Official Membership as of the Membership Date. Council Members and
Employees of the Convention shall not be appointed as Delegates by a Local Church. Each
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Delegate shall be a member of a Local Church and a believer baptized by immersion, except
where precluded by medical condition.
(c) Delegates for Associations
Each Association shall be entitled to send two (2) Delegates. Each Delegate shall be a
member of a Local Church and a believer baptized by immersion, except where precluded by
(d) Certification of Delegates
Either the clerk or the Pastoral Leader of each Local Church shall certify to the Convention
that that Local Church’s Delegates were duly appointed. The clerk or the Moderator of each
Association shall certify to the Convention that that Association’s Delegates were duly
(e) Ex officio Delegates
The following shall be Ex officio Delegates: ordained Pastoral Leaders accredited by the
Convention, the holders of a license to minister from an Association, the holders of a license
to minister from the Convention, lay pastors recognized by the Convention, active or retired
missionaries of the “Canadian Baptist Ministries”, the Officers of the Convention, the
members of the Council of the Convention, members of the boards of Convention
Organizations, members of all Convention Boards and Committees, Senior Staff of the
Convention, the Presidents and Faculty of “Crandall University” and “Acadia Divinity
College.” Each Ex officio Delegate shall be a member of a Local Church and a believer who
has been baptized by immersion, except where precluded by medical condition.
(f) Registration of Delegates
All Delegates including Ex officio Delegates must be duly registered and properly identified
in order to vote.
NOTE: Ex Officio Delegates can still vote on motions at Special or General Meetings of Members.