Electoral Register

What is the Electoral Roll?



The Church Electoral Roll (“CER”) is fairly fundamental to church life and every parish has one. Whilst being on the roll is by no means a prerequisite of membership of either All Hallows or, indeed, the Church of England, it does demonstrate a willingness to help shape them both.



Just as you have to be on the civic electoral roll in order to take part in parliamentary and local council elections, parishioners must be on the CER if they want to have a say in how their church is run, e.g. to vote on church matters at the APCM or be eligible for election as a member of the PCC.



Electoral Roll Officer



Our Electoral Roll Officer, Caroline Barber, is responsible for keeping the CER up to date: she revises it every year before the APCM, and completely renews it every six years. It is next due for renewal in 2019.



For those interested, these are the rules she works to:

https://www.churchofengland.org/about-us/structure/churchlawlegis/church-representation-rules/part-i.aspx


Joining the Electoral Roll

You may join the CER if you meet all of the following criteria:

1. You are a lay person

2. You have been baptised

3. You are one of the following:

(a) a member of the Church of England

(b) a member of a Church in communion with the Church of England

(c) a member in good standing of a Church which subscribes to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity (not being in communion with the Church of England) and also prepared to declare yourself to be a member of the Church of England having habitually attended public worship during the six months prior to enrolment

4. You are at least 16 years of age

5. You are resident in the parish, or if not resident in the parish, have habitually attended public worship in the parish during a six-month period prior to enrolment

6. You have completed an Application for Enrolment form


Electoral Roll for 2018



In January/February 2018, the Electoral Officer will produce an Application for Enrolment form which will be made available in all three churches and online here.