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Synodical Government Measure 1969

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[F1Electoral areasE

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51(1)Each diocese is an electoral area for the purposes of elections to the House of Laity, unless the diocese is divided into areas under this Rule.E

(2)A diocesan synod may, for the purposes of an election to the House of Laity, divide the diocese into two or more areas and apportion between those areas the number of members to be elected for the diocese; and the number of members apportioned to each area must be at least three.

(3)But if elections to the House of Laity are conducted by the single transferable vote system provided for by rules for the time being in force under the General Synod's Standing Orders, the power under paragraph (2) may be exercised only so far as is consistent with those rules.

(4)Where a diocese is divided into areas under this Rule, the election in question is to be conducted in each of those areas as if it were a separate diocese.

(5)A division of a diocese under this Rule remains in force until it is revoked by the diocesan synod.

[F2(6)Where a diocese is divided under this Rule—

(a)a diocesan elector who is a representative of the laity is entitled to vote in the area to which the body by which the elector was elected belongs;

(b)a diocesan elector who is not a representative of the laity is entitled to vote in whichever area the diocesan synod decides.]]

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