Please RSVP by APRIL 15, 2021 to be registered to vote at this meeting
Join us for the biennial election of the National Democrats Abroad France (DA France) Officers and Voting Representatives. The national elections and meeting will be held on April 17, 2021 online via Zoom from 2 PM. We will hear candidate speeches and elect a new Leadership team for Democrats Abroad France, hear about how DA France will continue its important work on US elections and political engagement heading into the 2022 midterms and with eyes on 2024, and vote on proposed Bylaws changes.
UPDATED APRIL 16: See Draft Meeting Agenda here. This draft will be updated with links. Times given are approximate; we will stick to the schedule as much as possible, but meeting organizers cannot be held responsible for delays. Candidates, voters and participants are asked to plan to attend the entire session. Thank you for your understanding.
2021 NATIONAL OFFICER AND VOTING REPRESENTATIVE ELECTIONS
All members of Democrats Abroad France are welcome to attend and vote in the DA France National Officer and Voting Representative Elections on April 17. You will have an opportunity to hear from the candidates themselves prior to the close of voting and final tabulation of results. All members wanting to vote at the meeting are asked to register to vote by virtue of RSVP for this meeting, below, on or before April 15th -- this allows the DA France Election Board to prepare the voter rolls on the day of the meeting.
EARLY / ABSENTEE VOTING OPTION
All DA France members also have the option to vote early via an online absentee ballot made available to them via email, from March 28 until 5PM on April 15th. This is to encourage member participation from all across France even if they cannot attend the meeting on Election Day. As a result, no nominations from the floor will be allowed.
If you elect to vote via the Early Vote/Absentee Ballot, you will not be able to vote in the same election a second time even if you attend the Election Meeting. However, in the event of ties, the DA France Election Board may elect to conduct snap Run-off Elections to break ties, time and other conditions permitting, at their discretion. In such case, all members of DA France who have RSVPd for the meeting by April 15th and in attendance at the Election Meeting, will be allowed to vote in any Run-off Elections. Absentee voting will not be an option for snap Run-off Elections since they will be conducted at the Election Meeting. RSVP below to register to vote on Election Day, April 17.
To join Democrats Abroad, please go to www.democratsabroad.org/join. You must be a US citizen 18 years of age or older by Nov. 2, 2021 and resident in France.
PROPOSED DA FRANCE BYLAWS CHANGES - PUBLIC COMMENT
A proposed draft of changes to the DA France Bylaws is available for review and public comment. We will review the major changes to the draft at the AGM prior to voting on whether to approve. Questions? Please email the DA France Bylaws Committee at [email protected].
- To view the current DA France Bylaws of March 2020, see here.
- To view the 2021 proposed Bylaws changes, the "Markup" version, see here. This version shows where the text is being changed.
- To view the "clean" version of 2021 proposed changes, see here. This version shows how the final text reads with changes accepted.
- To provide comment and feedback to the Bylaws Committee, please use this Public Comment form, here.
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