First Vice-President Election
First Vice-President Nomination Process
Each voting congregation of our Synod may nominate one or two rostered ordained ministers for the office of First Vice-President [Synod Bylaw 3.12.2(a)]. Nomination ballots for the President/First Vice-President will be mailed in October 2015 to all voting congregations. (For more information on the nominating process, see 2013 Handbook, Bylaw 3.12.2.)
First Vice-President Voting Process
Prior to all other elections, the convention shall elect the First Vice-President.
(a) The President-elect shall select from the list of 20 nominees for the Office of First Vice-President five nominees who have consented to serve if elected, at least two of whom shall be taken from the top five nominees.
(b) Balloting will proceed with the candidate receiving the smallest number of votes eliminated from consideration until one candidate receives a majority of the votes cast, who shall be declared elected. (2013 Handbook, Bylaw 22.214.171.124.)