Take a look at the candidates for consideration by the Florida Annual Conference for election to the General Conference in 2016 in Portland. These candidates submitted their self-nominations in by February 15. Other candidates who did not meet the February 15 posting you see here will be posted at the Conference in June in time for the election as they are submitted.
Laity candidates: http://tools.flumc.org/nominations/print/2
Clergy nominees: http://tools.flumc.org/nominations/print/1
FLUME is still looking for strong, enthusiastic, and passionate orthodox Methodists to run as candidates for the 2015 election of delegates for the General Conference and SE Jurisdictional Conference in 2016. Lay members who have been active participants in The United Methodist Church for at least 4 years preceding the election (since June 2011), and are members of a Florida Conference UM church as of February 15, 2015 are eligible. Clergy members are eligible, who are ordained ministers in full connection with the Annual Conference. Lay members who are enrolled in seminary and who have not yet been ordained are urged to avoid running for election as a lay delegate.
This comes from Ken Minton, Conference Secretary of the Florida Annual Conference (edits in brackets [ ] added by FLUME) – Eligible members of the Annual Conference [not already listed at the links above] will have a second opportunity to nominate themselves for consideration as a delegate to the General and Jurisdictional Sessions. Representatives from the Elections Procedures Committee will be available from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the locations established for the meetings of the Clergy Session and the Lay Session [at the Annual Conference]. Eligible members may complete the registration form at that time. Once verified, those names will be provided to the members of the Annual Conference for consideration of election during the balloting process. No additional names may be added after the 11:a.m. deadline. [See his article at http://www.flumc.org/generalconferencedelegatenominees.]
Who can be elected as a delegate of our Annual Conference? The Florida Annual Conference uses an online self-nomination process. Anyone who: (1) senses the leading of God to serve as a delegate, (2) who meets all of the Disciplinary eligibility requirements, (3) who successfully completes the self-nomination process before the February 15, 2015 deadline, or (4) who successfully completes the self-nomination process during the Lay or Clergy Sessions on the first day of Annual Conference, can have their name placed on the ballot for election at the 2015 Annual Conference Session in Daytona Beach, Florida.