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Friday, December 11, 2020


Dear Friends,

Due to the necessity of social distancing during the pandemic, the St. Luke’s Vestry agreed during the November 2020 Vestry Meeting to hold the 2021 Vestry Election via electronic and paper ballots this year. This decision was made for the continued health and safety of our community, while also ensuring a voice in the election process for all the members of St. Luke’s.


The 2021 Vestry Election will run from January 1 – January 15, 2021. The platform we will be using is called Election Runner (, a safe and secure platform for electronic voting that is being used by other Episcopal churches for similar elections.


Electronic ballots will be sent on January 1, 2021 to the email address we have on file for each member of the congregation. (Members who share an email address will receive an email personalized to each member at that address with their ballot link.) The deadline for electronic ballots being submitted is Friday, January 15, 2021 at 4:00 pm. Once a ballot is submitted electronically, it cannot be changed. Please review carefully before submitting your vote.


Paper ballots will be sent to those members who do not use email the week of December 28, 2020. If you would prefer a paper ballot to an electronic one, please contact the church office as soon as possible so they can accommodate your request. The deadline for paper ballots arriving in the church office is Friday, January 15, 2021 at 4:00 pm.


Election results will be certified by Sandy Farlow, Susan Finnimore, and Lew Warren. Should a run-off election be necessary, the Run-off Election will be held January 18 – January 22, 2021.


Please contact Isaac Doty or Andrea Spraggins in the church office at (423) 476-5541 if:

  • You do not receive an electronic ballot via email on Friday, January 1, or

  • You do not receive a paper ballot via mail by Monday, January 4, or

  • You want to confirm that you are listed as a confirmed or baptized member of St. Luke’s, or

  • Have any other questions about the election process this year.


Your Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

St. Luke’s Vestry

Dates To Remember:

January 1 - 15, 2021
St. Luke's 2021 Vestry Election

Friday, January 15, 2021
Deadline for Electronic and Paper Ballots

January 18 - 22, 2021
Run-Off Election

Sunday, January 24, 2021
St. Luke's Annual Parish Meeting