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Our Electoral Roll

Our Electoral Roll 

New applications to be on our Electoral Roll can be made at anytime of the year, but in the immediate run up to the APCM it is 'frozen' for review and so applications are kept in a pending state until the end of the APCM.  Every 6 years (next due 2025) the Roll is refreshed in full, and existing members must confirm that they wish to remain on the Roll.

What is the Electoral Roll?

At its simplest, it is the list of names and addresses of every person who can vote at a Parish's Annual Meeting (and any special or extra church meetings). More importantly than that, it is a way of showing deeper commitment and support to the life of St John’s as we seek to make Christ known and live God’s love here in Harpenden.

Who can be on it?

Any lay person (i.e. not ordained clergy) who is baptised and over 16 years old, provided they live in the parish or have worshipped at St John's regularly for at least six months. It is possible to be on the Roll of more than one church, but in that case a choice must be made over which one church you wish to vote in.

Want to know more / want to join the Roll?

The easiest way is to complete our Google form. If you are still thinking about it, an Invitation Letter can be downloaded [complete with forms] (or there should be copies in the Church Porch) and the forms alone are also available in both PDF & Word formats.  Please complete and return the form(s) to me, preferably by email: electoral.roll@stjohnsharpenden.org.uk (if using the Word version, typing your name on the signature line suffices), or alternatively via a Churchwarden or c/o of the Parish Office. 

Timetable for APCM 2024

Date Event
Sun 11 Feb Publish formal notice announcing Annual refresh
Sun 3 Mar Start of formal update
Sun 21 Apr Completion of formal update** (Read last year's report)
Thu 25 Apr Updated Roll displayed in Church (note 1)
Sun 12 May APCM**

** The Roll is frozen between these two dates

If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me via the email address above.

Neil Middleton 
Electoral Roll Officer 
8 February 2024

[1] And can also be shared electronically on request.  In both cases, it is names only; addresses are considered private.

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