Our Committee on Elections (Elections Committee) has, until now, been what Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, refers to as the tellers. With the 2019 Synod Assembly, we are making a change.
The Elections Committee will function as the overseers of the elections process and as judges of the election. As election judges, it will be the Elections Committee that will adjudicate questionable ballots. The Elections Committee will prepare the ballots. It will also oversee the voting process and the work of the tellers. Per the synod’s Bylaws, the Elections Committee will be appointed by the bishop.
The tellers are those folks assigned the task of counting the ballots. They also collect the ballots during the balloting phase. The tellers will be appointed during the assembly. If there is a second ballot, it is possible that a different set of tellers will be appointed.