# A069 Amend Joint Rules of Order V.4.c to fix a rounding error in the number of nominees the Joint Standing Committee on Nominations is required to nominate

*Resolved*, the House of Bishops concurring,

That the 81st General Convention amend Joint Rules of Order V.4.c as follows:

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Joint Rule V.4.c

c. For all other elections other than those described in parts a. and b. of this Joint Rule, for which the Joint Standing Committee on Nominations will present nominees, it will nominate a minimum number of nominees equal to one and one-half times the number of vacancies, rounding up to the nearest whole number as needed.

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Joint Rule V.4.c

c. For all other elections other than those described in parts a. and b. of this Joint Rule, for which the Joint Standing Committee on Nominations will present nominees, it will nominate a minimum number of nominees equal to one and one-half times the number of vacancies~~.~~*, rounding up to the nearest whole number as needed.*

## Explanation

In 2022, the 80th General Convention passed Resolution A106 which lowered the number of nominees per vacancy required to be nominated by the Joint Standing Committee on Nominations. In the course of our work this triennium, the Standing Committee realized that for positions with an odd number of vacancies, nominating nominees equal to one and one-half times the number of vacancies would require nominating fractions of a person, and the Committee deemed it un-Christian to follow procedures requiring chopping people into fractions. This resolution clarifies the Joint Rules of Order and offers the Committee a procedure for nominating nominees in a non-violent manner.