Credentials for General Assembly
Delegate credentials are issued electronically and not mailed to congregations.
All delegates need to be registered for General Assembly (GA) to participate in debate or voting on GA Business Agenda items, whether they will be voting on-site or as off-site delegates. Registration for GA is not required to vote in UUA Elections.
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, religious educators, and emeritus/a ministers and religious educators.
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).
Religious professional credentials are automatically distributed directly to the eligible ministers and religious educators. If needed congregations may resend these credentials from within the credential manager application.
If an election is necessary (contested), instructions for casting electronic votes will accompany the delegate credentials. More on elections.