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Voting by Ministers/CREs in UUA Elections

Under the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) bylaws, in addition to its member delegates, each certified member congregation is entitled to be represented at General Assembly (including voting in the election, absentee or on site) by the ordained minister or ministers in full or associate ministerial fellowship with the Association settled in such congregation (including affiliated community ministers), and by the director or directors of religious education having achieved Credentialed Religious Education (CRE)—Masters Level status by the Association and employed in such congregation.

In addition, each certified member congregation is also entitled to be represented at General Assembly by any minister emeritus/a of such congregation in ministerial fellowship with the Association and by any director of religious education emeritus/a (having achieved Credentialed Religious Education—Masters Level status by the Association) designated as such by a vote at a meeting of the member congregation not less than six months prior to the General Assembly, provided that any such minister has been settled previously in such congregation, and any such director of religious education has been previously employed in such congregation.

All delegate credentials and absentee ballots for each congregation's ministers and credentialed religious educators (including ministers/DREs emeritus/a) will be mailed to the congregation in early May.

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For all questions: contact Susan Ritchie, UUA Secretary (secretary @

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Last updated on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.

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