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Voting Privileges (81244-MH-¶35-C)

Amend ¶ 35, ¶ 316.6, and ¶602.1c-d as shown below:
  
¶35. Article IV.—The ordained ministerial delegates to the General Conference and to the jurisdictional or central conferences shall be elected by and from the ordained ministerial members in full connection  the deacons and elders in full connection, and associate members and local pastors under full-time appointment who have completed the Course of Study with the annual conference or provisional annual conference.  
¶316.6.  The membership of local pastors under full-time and part-time appointment is in the annual conference where they shall have the right to vote on all matters except constitutional amendments, election of delegates to general, jurisdictional, or central conferences, and matters of ordination, character, and conference relations of clergy.  Local pastors under full-time appointment who have completed the Course of Study shall have the right to vote on the election of clergy delegates to general, jurisdictional, or central conferences.
  
¶602.1c.   Associate and  Affiliate clergy members shall have the right to vote in the annual conference on all matters except constitutional amendments, election of clergy delegates to the general and jurisdictional or central conferences, and matters of ordination, character, and conference relations of clergy.  Associate clergy members shall have the right to vote in the annual conference on all matters except constitutional amendments, and matters of ordination, character, and conference relations of clergy.
¶602.1d.  Full-time and part-time local pastors under appointment to a pastoral charge shall have the right to vote in the annual conference on all matters except constitutional amendments , election of clergy delegates to the general and jurisdictional or central conferences, and matters of ordination, character, and conference relations of clergy.  Local pastors under full-time appointment who have completed the Course of Study shall have the right to vote on the election of clergy delegates to general, jurisdictional, or central conferences.