Who will be our next president?

As current Foursquare President Glenn Burris Jr.’s two terms are coming to an end, a new president will be elected at Foursquare Connection 2019 in Nashville, Tenn. While the new president won’t actually take office until September 2020, the Foursquare bylaws call for an early election to allow time for the next president to transition from their current assignment and learn the office of president. The Foursquare Church will keep its credentialed ministers apprised of pertinent election information, and this website will also be updated throughout the election season.


Meet the Presidential Candidates

Tammy Dunahoo

Randy Remington



Absentee Ballots Due by May 24

Absentee ballots can no longer be requested. If you are a credentialed minister and have not requested an absentee ballot, but would like to vote for our next president, please join us in Nashville, Tenn., for Foursquare Connection 2019. If you requested an absentee ballot, please make sure it is received at Beeson, Hoffman & Siddall, Inc., by May 24 in order for your vote to be counted. Note, this is not a postmark date. If you requested an absentee ballot, you are no longer eligible to vote at convention, so get that ballot in today!

Presidential Forums

In April, our presidential candidates made six stops so that we could learn more about them in advance of convention. All events are now available to view online, including one that was live-translated into Spanish. If you plan to absentee vote, please take time to watch a Forum so you can make an informed voting decision.

Watch Presidential Forums

FAQ

The Foursquare cabinet will meet in January 2019 and March 2019 to review credentialed minister nominations and determine the candidates for the office of president.

Bylaws section 7.1.2 - Procedures for Selecting the President: When the office of president has or will become vacant due to resignation, retirement, death, removal, expiration of the president’s term of office, or for any other reason, the Cabinet shall select candidates for the office of president as set forth in these Bylaws.

Yes, credentialed ministers may absentee vote for the office of president. Information on each candidate will be made available in advance of convention so that absentee voters can make an informed decision. Those attending Foursquare Connection 2019 in Nashville, Tenn., are highly encouraged to vote onsite.

To vote by absentee ballot, a minister must meet the following eligibility requirements:

Bylaws section 5.5: Members Entitled to Vote on Convention Business
 Licensed ministers of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel holding active status under the provision of these Bylaws and whose credential fees are paid current at the time the convention convenes or when an absentee ballot is requested. A minister whose credential fees are not current at the time the convention convenes or when an absentee ballot is requested will not be privileged to vote.

Convention delegates are able to vote onsite at Foursquare Connection 2019 in Nashville, Tenn. Only credentialed ministers can absentee vote.

To vote by absentee ballot, a credentialed minister must meet the following eligibility requirements:

Bylaws section 5.5 Members Entitled to Vote on Convention Business
 Licensed ministers of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel holding active status under the provision of these Bylaws and whose credential fees are paid current at the time the convention convenes or when an absentee ballot is requested. A minister whose credential fees are not current at the time the convention convenes or when an absentee ballot is requested will not be privileged to vote.

The Foursquare bylaws are public and available for anyone to review. Section 7.1.2 includes all information regarding selecting a president. Section 11.1.3 states that the cabinet shall select candidates for the office of president. Section 5.5 references members entitled to vote on convention business. Section 5.9 references absentee voting for president.

Read the full bylaws here

Contact

Have questions about anything related to the presidential election process or voting?

Email the corporate secretary’s office, or call 213.989.4371.