On April 9, 2017, the Nominations and Election Committee (NEC) hosted a "Meet the Candidates" event at the Wesley Center in Tokyo.  Click here to watch the statements from the candidates who were able to attend.  Voting will begin later this month, and the NEC will prepare and distribute ballots to the membership. 

The list of candidates who declared their nomination for National Office are:

Chair of Democrats Abroad Japan
Alexander Gonzalez

Vice-Chair of Democrats Abroad Japan
Kiyoko Ayukawa
Rebecca Ferderer

Secretary of Democrats Abroad Japan
Rachel Mae Boellstorff 
Gordon Louis Gaul IV

DPCA Voting Representative 
Leslie Anne Rogers
Rachel Covington

Member-at-Large Representing Hokkaido
Ayse Yeager

Member-at-Large Representing Eastern & Northern Honshu

Jenise Treuting