DA Queensland Leadership:
Time for Virginia, New Jersey, Ohio CD 11/15, and Florida CD 20 voters to start returning ballotsIMPORTANT VOTING INFORMATION for Virginia, New Jersey, Ohio CD 11/15, and Florida CD 20 voters: By now, you should have requested your ballot for your election on November 2, 2021. If you haven't requested your ballot, go to www.votefromabroad.org and click START to fill out the FPCA form - for most people it just takes a few minutes.If you have already returned your FPCA form, your ballot should be in your email inbox this weekend. If you don't see it, contact your local election office next week and ask them to email you a blank ballot. Note that mail service from the US is experiencing new disruptions due to recent COVID-19 outbreaks in Australia, so it's best to request your blank ballot via email and not wait for your state to mail a hard copy.Next, check your state voting guide to see what method of ballot return your state allows (postal mail-only, fax, or email) and send your completed ballot as soon as possible. Remember that mail and voting issues are still a concern, so it's best to vote electronically if you can. Don't wait to vote, in case you have to correct an error or supply extra information to your state, and remember to check back and confirm your ballot was counted.If you need help, use the support chat at www.votefromabroad.org or email the Democrats Abroad Australia team at [email protected]
Results of 2021 Queensland General Meeting
On Saturday 26 June with 24 proxy votes, Layne Mostyn was confirmed as the Queensland chapter chair for the 2021-23 term. The focus of the coming two years will be on doing our part as citizens overseas to mobilize the vote for the midterms and promote a popular Democratic agenda: residency based taxation, voting protections, universal healthcare, climate emergency response, eliminating gun violence, and achieving racial/gender justice.
The new chapter email is [email protected]
We will be immediately renewing our friendly monthly social get togethers every 3rd Thursday, so check our events page for the next one and please join us!
Saturday, April 01, 2023 at 11:30 AM Sydney Time · 2 rsvps
Democrats Abroad Australia AGM
The 2023 Democrats Abroad Australia AGM will take place in Canberra on the 1st of April 2023. The AGM will be held at Level 2, 71 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, ACT at 11:30 AM. At this AGM the outgoing Executive Committee will give its reports before elections take place.
The link for online attendance is:
- Meeting Title = Democrats Abroad Australia AGM
- Date and Time = Sat, 1 April 2023 11:30am AEDT
- Duration = 2.5 hours
- Meeting number = 23073137330
- Hosted by = Justin Underwood
- Meeting URL: https://democratsabroad.webex.com/democratsabroad/e.php?MTID=mb45b47340a0f82562e522f3298cd474f
Elections for the 2023-25 Executive Committee call for nominations.
At the AGM elections will be held to elect the 2023-25 Executive Committee. The positions up for election are:
- Vice Chair
- Legal Counsel
- 5 DPCA voting delegates
If you wish to nominate for any of these positions please fill out the nomination form at https://forms.gle/uV6vptqwwDogw79r9. Nominations will be open until Sunday 12 March 2023.
Since our last email the international executive committee announced Australia will be entitled to 7 voting delegates instead of 6. As the Chair and Vice Chair are automatically delegates this means we now have 5 elected delegate positions instead of 4.
Please note that the Chair and Vice Chair must be of different genders and no more then 3 of the 5 positions (excluding DPCA voting representatives) can be from the same state. If you have any questions about these positions or the elections process please contact the Nominations and Elections Committee at [email protected].