Delegates approve changes to election process

In Sunday’s first plenary, delegates approved a complex set of bylaw amendments that would change how the UUA president and moderator are elected. (Text coming soon.)

An attempt to amend the proposal so that delegates could debate and vote on the process for electing a president separately from the process for electing a moderator failed.

An attempt to reinstate language that would give the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association a position on the Presidential Nominating Committee failed after extended debate. The Board of Trustees, which drafted the elections reforms, had proposed a nominating committee with seven members: five elected by the General Assembly, one appointed by the UUMA, and one appointed by the Board of Trustees. The mini-assembly that met Friday recommended a seven-member nominating committee with five elected by GA and two appointed by the Board.

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