In the Church of England, the Electoral Roll it is our parish’s register of electors; it is the list of those qualified to vote at the annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) where the elections take place for: the Parochial Church Council (the PCC), and the parish’s representatives on the Deanery Synod.
The Electoral Roll is also our membership list, the number we can count upon as committed members of St Thomas. Each church has an electoral roll officer. Your Electoral Roll Officer at St Thomas’ is Anthea Nicholls.
To join the Electoral Roll you need to meet certain criteria which are set out in the Electoral Roll Application Form.
You can download an Electoral Roll Application Form here. When complete, please return it to the Parish Office, Church Road, Mellor, Stockport, SK6 5LX.
The more formal information: The Church Electoral Roll must be accurately kept. To achieve accuracy the roll is revised annually and the new Roll is reported at the APCM. The Roll is used to determine eligibility for attendance and participation at the annual parochial church meeting and for election to the parochial church council. It is also used to determine eligibility for election to the deanery, diocesan and general synods. In addition it is used for the calculation of the number of representatives who may be elected to each of these synods in the following year.
Every sixth year, instead of a revision, a completely new Roll has to be prepared. In 2019 it was necessary to prepare a new roll.