April 27, 2017

Basel Chapter 2017 Committee Elections

The Chair of Democrats Abroad Switzerland is pleased to announce that the newly formed Basel Chapter will hold a happy hour and elections on Monday, May 22. During the meeting, the 2017-2019 Basel Chapter Committee will be elected. We hope that you will attend to meet and/or reconnect with local Dems Abroad, show your support for the nominees and vote for the candidates of your choice. We need to have a quorum for the elections to be official, so please do come, or vote by proxy if you can’t attend (more info on that below).

When:          Monday, May 22, 2017, 7:30 PM
Where:         The Schuler Foyer, Im Lohnhof 8, 4051 Basel (map)
RSVP:           Please RSVP to [email protected] by May 19


7:30 – 8 PM — Registration, happy hour mingle
8:15 – 8:30 PM — Election of Basel Chapter Committee
8:30 – 9 PM — Short Samantha Bee video on the civil rights movement and discussion on Basel activism opportunities (led by new chapter committee and DACH Chair Kate Edson)

DA Switzerland is made up of volunteers working together to keep Americans living abroad informed and connected with the political process and to make it easier to vote from abroad. We invite you to become involved in Basel Chapter activities and political activism. We are expecting a very exciting and busy next term, resisting the Republican administration in 2017 and voting in mid-term elections in 2018. Come help us elect Democrats!

The four Basel Chapter offices to be filled are Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.

We thank those who came forward to present themselves as candidates. See their names below. Click on names to read candidates' full statements of intent.

Voting Method

Americans who are DA members as of Friday, May 19, may vote. Please register to attend by May 19 at [email protected]. You may vote in one of the following ways:

In-person voting: Printed ballots will be distributed at the meeting.

Vote by proxy: Request a proxy form from [email protected]. Send a copy of your completed and signed proxy form to us by May 19, and give it to your chosen attending proxy member before the meeting. Any voter at the meeting may hold at most two proxies. Let us know if you need help finding someone to be your proxy.

Election Process

At the meeting, the four offices will be elected one by one, in the order shown above. Nominations may be made from the floor as write-in candidates. This includes listed candidates who did not win their announced race. All candidates will be given two to three minutes to address the members. Up to three questions from the audience will be allowed (per candidate).  

List of Candidates

Office: Chair (1)

Office:Vice-Chair (1)

Office: Secretary

Office: Treasurer (1)