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From Columbus: 26th Presiding Bishop election results from the House of Bishops and House of Deputies

6/18/2006
[Episcopal News Service]  Katharine Jefferts Schori, Bishop of the Diocese of Nevada, was elected the 26th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, June 18, on the fifth ballot cast by the House of Bishops. Her election was confirmed by the House of Deputies, as is required by church canons. Below are the results of each ballot as tallied by the House of Bishops and released by the Voting Secretary of the House of Deputies.

Presiding Bishop Election results from the House of Bishops

  Ballot 1  Ballot 2  Ballot 3  Ballot 4  Ballot 5 
The Rt. Rev. J. Neil Alexander 26 26 22 12 2
The Rt. Rev. Francisco Duque-Gomez 18 10 4 2 6
The Rt. Rev. Edwin F. Gulick, Jr. 15 7 1 0 0
The Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori 44 49 68 88 95
The Rt. Rev. Charles Edward Jenkins III 29 30 24 5 3
The Rt. Rev. Henry N. Parsley, Jr. 36 49 63 79 82
The Rt. Rev. Stacy F. Sauls 20 17 6 2 0

Votes cast

 

188 188 188 188  188

Needed to elect

 

95 95  95 95  95

House of Deputies confirmed Jeffert Schori’s election in a vote by orders.

Lay 
 

 Yes

 No

 Divided

 No/Divided

109 Dioceses voting

 94

 8

 7

 15

         
Clerical 
 

 Yes

 No

 Divided

 No/Divided

111 Dioceses voting

 98

 9

 4

13

Thus, both orders confirmed Jeffert Schori’s election.