The electoral roll is the list of names and addresses of a church’s membership. Every person listed on the Roll is eligible to attend the Annual Parochial Church Meeting.
A new roll was created in 2013 and is renewed every six years. This year and subsequent years up to 2019, the electoral role will only be amended with any new names that have been added or names of those who are no longer members taken off.
Notices of revision should be advertised 5-6 weeks before the APCM. Anyone who is not already a member and wishes to be entered on the Roll should fill out an application form. The appropriate changes will then be made. The amended Electoral Roll is then displayed between 15- 28 days before the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM). Some parishes have an Electoral Roll Officer who will organise this.
The application form to join an electoral roll is Form SG1 (Application for Enrolment on the Church Electoral Roll) and can be found in the Church Representation Rules.
No-one over 18 can be elected to the PCC until they have been Electoral Roll members for six months. People under the age of 18 can be elected to the PCC from their sixteenth birthday.
Template – SG1 Application for Enrolment on the Church Electoral Roll
Template – SG2 Form of Notice of Revision of Church Electoral Roll
Preparation of New Electoral Roll in 2019
The Diocesan Secretary will contact all parishes in good time about preparations for the new electoral roll in 2019. Information about the necessary preparations can be found in the Church Representation Rules.