There are three types of delegates:
Regular delegates are chosen by the local churches and companies of Southeastern California Conference. They are church members of the congregations they represent.
For more information see SECC Bylaws, Section 6.3, p. 3.
Alternate delegates are chosen by the local churches and companies to step in and serve as a regular delegate in the event a regular delegate cannot attend the session. This is a pre-approved list of alternates submitted by the churches and companies, and voted by the conference executive committee.
Delegates-at-large are automatically delegates to the session based on employment or membership on various committees of the conference. These delegates include conference officers, conference departmental directors and associate directors, pastors hired by field budget (pastors who are locally hired are not delegates-at-large), school principals, and members of executive and bylaws committees.
For more information see SECC Bylaws, Section 6.3.a, p. 3.
Delegates-at-large are also officers of the Pacific Union Conference, the North American Division and the General Conference, as well as the Pacific Union Conference directors for ethnic ministries.
For more information see SECC Bylaws, Section 6.3.b, p. 3.