It is time again for the DAJ bi-annual officers election!

The 2019 Election Committee of Democrats Abroad Japan members is Sarajean Rossitto, Jenise Treuting Steven Breyak & Leslie Anne Rogers.

We are pleased to be calling for nominations of candidates for the following positions:

  • National Officer positions:
    • Chair
    • Vice-Chair
    • Secretary
    • Treasurer
  • Members-at-Large positions (one each from):
    • Hokkaido
    • Eastern/Northern Honshu
    • Western/Southern Honshu
    • Shikoku
    • Kyushu/Okinawa
  • One (1) DPCA Voting Representative Term: Two (2) years
Notes: No officer may serve for more than two consecutive terms in the same office. Pursuant to Article V, Section 1, “The Vice-Chair shall be of a different sex of the Chair.”

Key dates:

  • 3/18 - 4/11 Nominations period
  • 4/11 - 4/26 Candidate statements of 500 words due.
  • 5/13 - 6/14 Voting period
  • 6/17 Membership notified of election results.
Please submit nominations in writing no later than midnight Japan time on Thursday, April 11, to the Elections Committee to

All nomination e-mails should include:

  1. Complete name of the person nominated
  2. Contact information including phone number, mailing address, and email address; and
  3. Confirmation of the position you would like to run for or are nominating another person to run for.
More information will be coming soon by email and will be posted on the DAJ website at
Please direct all questions to the Committee by email:
We look forward to receiving your nominations!