2021 DAJ Tokai Chapter Election: Call for Nominations

Announcement of 2021 Democrats Abroad Japan Tokai Election

The 2021 Nomination and Election Committee (NEC) of Democrats Abroad Japan (DAJ) Tokai Chapter is proud to call upon our membership to submit their nominations for the 2021 DAJ Tokai Chapter Election. The call for nominations is for the following positions:

  • Tokai Chapter Officer positions
    • Chair (Volunteer Lead, Raises New Leaders)
    • Vice-Chair (Serves as Chair in their absence; Supports the Team)
    • Secretary (Manages/maintains membership database; Technical and Precise)
    • Treasurer (Manages the Tokai finances, maintains transparency and records) 

If you are interested in holding an officer position, you must fulfill the following requirements in order to qualify:

  • Be a member in good standing pursuant Article III of the By-Laws of Democrats Abroad Japan. You can confirm your membership by signing into DemocratsAbroad.org.
  • Not be completing a 2nd consecutive term for the office in question, as per the term limits set out in our by-laws pursuant to Article X, Section 1: “No National, or Chapter Officer, nor any Members-at-Large can serve more than two (2) consecutive terms in the same position.”
  • In the case of running for Chair or Vice Chair, pursuant to Article V, Section 1, “The Chair and Vice Chair shall not be of the same-sex.”

Nomination Procedure

In order to join the election process, members may nominate themselves or another member by sending an e-mail to [email protected] no later than 11:59pm Japan time on May 28th.  All nomination emails should include the following:

  1. Complete name of the person nominated.
  2. Contact information including phone number and email address.
  3. Name of the nominated position.

The NEC has enclosed a calendar of the important dates regarding the election cycle so that we can ensure a transparent and fair election process. Please direct all questions to the NEC by email: [email protected].

Forms for collecting Candidate Statements of up to 250 words, addressed to membership, will be sent to each nominee.

We look forward to receiving your nominations!

Tokai Chapter Nomination and Election Committee
Paul L. Smith
Jason P. Morgan
Anna Costello

DAJ Tokai Chapter Election Calendar 2021

May 13th  


Nominations and Election Committee is formed and election process is opened.


May 14th


The call for ballot nominations is opened.


May 28th   


Deadline for receiving ballot nominations (by 11:59pm Japan time).


May 29th



The call for ballot nominations is closed.

Eligibility of candidates is confirmed.

Candidates have been contacted to confirm interest.

Internal form and candidate statements have been sent out to candidates.


May 30th


Deadline for submitting candidate statements (by 11:59pm Japan time).


May 31st


Open election for voting.
Ballot is distributed electronically.


June 26th


Deadline for receiving ballots (by 11:59pm Japan time).


June 27th


Election Meeting.

Location: Online

Time: 15:00

Ballots will be counted and results will be announced within 72 hours.


July 27th    


Deadline for filing challenges to the election results, copy to the DPCA Regional Vice Chair, National Counsel and National Chair.


Tokai NEC Committee Members
Paul L. Smith
Jason P. Morgan
Anna Costello