February 22, 2023

2023 Basel Annual General Meeting and Meet the Candidates!

The 2023 DA Switzerland Basel Annual General Meeting will take place in person on Sunday, March 19th!

We will be electing our leaders for 2023-2025; they will guide us through our social, educational, and political events leading up to the 2024 Election.

Are you interested in attending? Please RSVP on the event page here.

Want to cast a ballot but not able to attend? Request a proxy form by emailing [email protected].

Tentative Agenda-Subject to Change

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Rollcall
  • Approval of the Minutes from 2022 AGM
  • 'Year in Review' Report
  • Treasurer's Report
  • Leadership Elections:
    • Short Descriptions of Positions
    • Thanks to Outgoing Officers
    • Candidate Statements
    • Candidate Elections
  • Welcome to the New Officers
  • Announcements/Upcoming Events
  • Other New Business
  • Adjourn

New Basel Leadership to be Elected at the Annual General Meeting on March 19th

The DA Switzerland-Basel 2023 Nominations and Elections Committee is pleased to announce that Election of the 2023-2025 Executive Committee will take place during the 2023 Basel Annual General Meeting, on Sunday, March 19th, at Klara. The offices to be elected are:

  1. Chair
  2. Vice Chair
  3. Secretary
  4. Treasurer

We thank all those who came forward to present themselves as candidates in advance. See their names and statements below, as well as offices still seeking candidates.

Voting Method

Meeting attendees who are DA members as of Friday, March 17th may vote. Ballots will be distributed to attendees at the meeting.

If you cannot participate in person, it is possible to vote by proxy: Request a proxy form from [email protected], identify a member you know who will attend, send a copy of your completed and signed proxy form to us by March 17th, and give the form to the attending member before the AGM. Any voter at the meeting may hold at most two proxies.

Voting by advance ballot will not be available.

Election Process

At the meeting, the offices will be elected one by one, in the order shown above. For offices with zero nominees, nominations for office may be made from the floor, as write-in candidates. Floor nominees may be listed candidates who did not win their announced race and wish to run in another. All candidates will be given two minutes to address the members.

List of Candidates

Candidates are listed here within each office in alphabetic order by last name.

Office: Chair

Self-Nomination: Liz Voss

Candidate Statement: My name is Liz Voss. I am an Illinois voter who has lived in Basel for eight years now. After serving DA Switzerland at the national level for the past six years (as Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer - sometimes more than one of those at a time!), I would like to take this opportunity to serve my local chapter as Chair. Basel has a vibrant community of Ausländer, including many US citizens. I would like to reach more US citizens, to help them exercise their right to vote as well as engaging them in political and social events, and I think that the Basel Chapter of DA Switzerland has a unique opportunity to do so if we put our minds to it! Please consider voting for me; I look forward to serving you.

Office: Vice Chair


Office: Secretary


Office: Treasurer


We encourage all Democrats to attend the election meeting on Sunday, March 19th, and to consider standing for one of the unfilled positions:

  • Vice Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on the 19th of March!

The DACH Basel Nominations and Elections Committee, Tory Mallett

Questions? Write to [email protected]