From 2013 GENERAL CONSTITUTION

District Constitution

Section 4. Voting Constituency.

1.     Those who shall be entitled to vote for the election of officers, or upon any pro­posal, resolution, or any other business that properly comes before the District Conference, shall be accredited ministers in good standing. All accredited ministers who vote must be in actual attendance at the District Conference.

2.     Those who shall be entitled to vote for the election of officers, or upon any proposal, resolution, or any other business that properly comes before the Sectional Conference, shall be accredited ministers in the following categories:

(a)    Pastors

(b)    Assistant pastors and assistants to the pastor

(1)    No assembly shall be permitted more than one (1) voting assistant pastor or assistant to the pastor who derives his or her livelihood from sources other than the ministry. Assistant pastors or assistants to the pastor, who derive their livelihood from sources other than the min­istry, must present a letter to the Roster Committee from the church where they have been assistant pastors or assistants to the pastor for a minimum of six (6) months. The letter must be signed by the pastor or church secretary and will be in effect as long as he or she remains in the position at the same church.

(c)    Evangelists

(1)    An evangelist must be on the field and regularly engaged in preaching revivals, deriving his or her livelihood from the ministry.

(d)    All elected or appointed officials who are listed in the Manual.

(e)    Honorary ministers

(f)     Retired ministers

(1)    A retired minister is a minister who, due to advanced age or physical impairment, has retired from active ministry.

(g)    Full-time administrators and instructors in all religious projects endorsed by the United Pentecostal Church International.

(h)    Full-time administrators and instructors in Christian schools, owned and operated by our churches.

(1)    All Christian school administrators and instructors must present a letter to the Roster Committee from their local church signed by the pastor or church secretary, stating their active involvement in ministerial service. This letter will be in effect as long as they remain in this position at the same church.

(i)     Missionaries under appointment

(j)     Accredited ministers who are between appointments shall be entitled to vote if the time of inactivity has not exceeded ninety (90) days.

(k) All accredited ministers who vote must be in actual attendance at the Sectional Conference