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Credentials for General Assembly

Receiving Credentials

Delegate credentials are issued electronically and not mailed to congregations. 

Beginning April 4, certified congregations can manage their delegate assignments online at, or via the direct access link that will be emailed to congregations.

All delegates need to be registered for General Assembly (GA), whether they will be voting on-site or as off-site delegates.

When you access the congregation's credentials, check to make sure that there is a credential for each of your congregation’s eligible delegates, including eligible parish ministers, community ministers, ministers emeritus/a, and religious educators having achieved CRE-ML status.

Distributing Credentials

After assigning member delegate credentials to members of your congregation, you can either print the delegate certificate and give it to the delegate to bring to GA, or email them the PDF delegate certificate (which they can either print at home or present on a phone or tablet at GA). If needed, you may re-assign previously distributed member delegate credentials. However, each credential will only be honored once, either via off-site delegate credentialing or onsite at GA (if two people arrive with the same credential, only the first person will be issued voting materials).


If an election is necessary (contested), instructions for casting electronic votes will accompany the delegate credentials. More on elections.

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