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Section 7 Delegates

Lay delegates and an equal number of alternates shall be elected by the Church at its Annual Meeting to attend Conference and Association meetings of the United Church of Christ. Delegates elected to the Conference Annual Meeting may but need not be the same as those elected to the meetings of the Association. Delegates and alternates so chosen must be members of this Church during the year in which they serve and serve until their successor is elected or until they terminate their membership in the church. Delegates shall, in the most effective and democratic way possible, consult the membership as to its views on matters proposed to be acted upon at Conference and Association meetings. Vacancies in the position of Conference or Association delegate shall be filled by the Council.