Bishop Election Ballot Results

2024 Bishop Electing Convention graphic with diocesan seal

The Diocese of Massachusetts will elect a new bishop diocesan on Saturday, May 18, 2024.  Ballot results from the electing convention will be posted on this page as they are announced, with the most recent results at the top.  

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The electing convention begins at 9 a.m. with the celebration of Holy Eucharist.  Following the service, at approximately 9:45 a.m., the call to order will take place and then the balloting will begin.

Visit www.diomass.org/electing-convention-2024 for more details about the proceedings, and see www.diomass.org/bishop-search to learn more about the bishop search and transition process.


 

2:55 p.m.:  Ballot #4 voting has begun.


Bishop Gates has announced that the Rev. Edwin D. Johnson has withdrawn.


 

Ballot #3 Results    
Nominee Clergy Lay
Edwin D. Johnson 47 71
Gideon L.K. Pollach 84 102
Julia E. Whitworth 86 120

Valid Ballots Cast

217

294
Needed to Elect 109

148

One blank ballot was cast in the lay order on ballot #3 and contributes to the total cast and total needed to elect.


 


1:49 p.m.:  Ballot #3 voting has begun.

Bishop Gates has announced that the Rev. Dr. Brendan J. Barnicle and the Rev. Canon Jean Baptiste Ntagengwa, Th.D., have withdrawn.

1:42 p.m.:  Recalled to order


On lunch break until 1:40 p.m.


 

Ballot #2 Results    
Nominee Clergy Lay
Brendan J. Barnicle 16 44
Edwin D. Johnson 59 68
Jean Baptiste Ntagengwa 14 16
Gideon L.K. Pollach 63 80
Julia E. Whitworth 75 91

Valid Ballots Cast

227

299
Needed to Elect 115

151


12:13 p.m.:  Ballot #2 voting has begun.


 

Ballot #1 Results    
Nominee Clergy Lay
Brendan J. Barnicle 28 68
Edwin D. Johnson 53 68
Jean Baptiste Ntagengwa 27 30
Gideon L.K. Pollach 56 66
Julia E. Whitworth 64 66

Valid Ballots Cast

228

299
Needed to Elect 115

151

One blank ballot was cast in the lay order on ballot #1 and contributes to the total cast and total needed to elect.


 


11:14 a.m.:  Ballot #1 voting has begun.


10:30 a.m.: The convention has been called to order.