Convention Help & Essential Information

Convention Check-in

Lay & Clergy Delegates

Check-in for those attending the Annual Convention in person at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral will be open 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday, November 10 and 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, November 11.

The Check-in desk is located in Founders’ Hall.

Alternates

Alternates are strongly encouraged to register as a guest to assure adequate resources are available for everyone.

Voter-IDS

Voter-IDs have only been issued to all registered delegates (those with voice and vote). Alternates will be given the necessary credential should they become a delegate.

Taking part in the Annual Convention – The Essentials

The 2023 Annual Convention is being held in-person only.

For All Delegates

  • The convention check-in will be in Founders’ Hall, and will be available Friday, November 10, from 6-7 p.m. and then again from 8-9 p.m., following the opening eucharist. It will reopen Saturday, November 11, from 7:30-8:45 a.m. Upon checking in, you’ll receive a name badge with the email address you registered with and your Voter ID.
  • You will need to bring a portable device capable of connecting to the internet (smart phone, iPad, tablet or laptop).
  • Because we’ll be voting using our mobile devices, it may be prudent for delegates to bring charging cables/chargers/bricks just in case. We’ll have charging stations in both the nave and Founders’ Hall.
  • If you encounter technical difficulties there will be a team of helpers available in the nave.
  • Only beverages with a lid are allowed into the nave. If bringing a cup from home, beverage dispensers and a water fountain will be available in Founders’ Hall.

Electronic Ballots

The voting system (VPoll) is very simple.

  • In a browser go to the voting website: https://diowestmo.org/vote
  • Type in your Voter ID
  • Type in the email address you registered for convention with.
  • Select Annual Convention 2023
  • Click / tap on Submit.

And that’s it. when the poll opens the text will appear on the screen.

  • Select your answer(s) and click or tap on Submit.

You can watch the process in the video below.

  • Once you have logged in to the system using your Voter-ID and email address, you shouldn’t need to login again, unless you close your browser.
  • During Convention, the votes will be displayed on the voting system page as they become available for you to vote on them.
  • The voting software will not accept votes after voting on that item is declared closed.
  • Once the vote is closed, the collected votes will be validated and counted.
  • Duplicate and incorrect Voter IDs will be treated as spoiled votes and not counted.

Casting your Vote

Submit your vote by pressing ‘Submit’ at the bottom of the ballot.

Visitors and Observers

Nondelegates will be able to watch the proceedings on social media. Spanish interpreters will be providing a Spanish interpreted live feed here: https://diowestmo.org/espanol

If you have any suggestions or questions, please use the Comment section below.

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