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Constitutional Amendment Voting Rights (80188-MH-¶327.2)

Amend ¶ 327.2. as follows:
¶ 327.2 Probationary members shall have the right to vote in the annual conference on all matters except the following:
a) constitutional amendments;
a) b ) election of delegates to the general and jurisdictional or central conferences;
b) c ) all matters of ordination, character, and conference relations of clergy.

Rationale

As all lay members of an annual conference may vote on constitutional amendments so should all clergy members.  This change would give that privilege to probationary members, many of whom serve in small rural, urban or ethnic minority churches.