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Election Information - Democrats Abroad Chile

The nomination window has closed and today we begin the process of electing the officers of the Executive Committee for Democrats Abroad Chile.

Nominees

Candidate for Chairperson
Dr. Bernardo Javalquinto-Lagos, PhD

Candidate for Vice-Chairperson
Mary Laverty

Candidate for Secretary
Christopher Meek

Candidate for Treasurer
B
rian Stout

You can learn more about each candidate and read their statements here.

Bylaws approval
Please review the revisions to the bylaws here and be sure mark your ballot accordingly.

Official Ballot
The Official Ballot – 2019 AGM/Elections can be downloaded from here.

Please print this ballot and bring it to the General Meeting on May 25, 2019 at 2:30 pm Holanda 129, Providencia (Metro Tobalaba - Luis Thayer Ojeda exit). Ballots also provided at the meeting.

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If you cannot attend the meeting on May 25th, please email this ballot, from your own email address (the email address you used to register with Democrats Abroad), to: david@colfaxcommunications.com no later than 2 pm (Chile Time) May 25, 2019. You must have been a registered DA member by May 11, 2019 to email ballot.  

If you have any questions about this ballot or the election, please contact us at: david@colfaxcommunications.com

Mark Your Calendar!

The 2019 Annual Meeting of Democrats Abroad Chile

When: May 25, 2019 at 2:30 PM

Location:  Holanda 129, Providencia

(Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/kdPQ3iqiGf6QBtqq8)

 

Thank you,

David Galvin
Chairman
Nominations & Elections Committee
Democrats Abroad Chile


DA Chile ExCom Officers - Nomination Window Closed

Dear Democrats Abroad Chile members:

The nomination window for Democrats Abroad Chile Executive Committee Officers is officially closed.

Thank you for your support and participation during this year’s nomination process for Democrats Abroad Chile Executive Committee Officers. We will be providing members with background briefs for each nominee via email and our Facebook page in the coming days.

What’s next?

On May 11, 2019, we will email to eligible members, post to our official DA Chile page, and place on our Facebook pagean announcement that will contain candidate statements, a downloadable ballot and Bylaws. 

 

Mark Your Calendar!

The 2019 Annual Meeting of Democrats Abroad Chile

When: May 25, 2019 at 2:30 PM

Location: Santiago Community Church, Holanda 129, Providencia

(Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/kdPQ3iqiGf6QBtqq8)

 


Official 30 Day Notice DA Chile Annual Meeting & Elections

 Official 30 Day Notice of DA Chile
Annual Meeting and Election of Officers

 Meeting date: May 25, 2019
2:30 PM, Holanda 129, Providencia

 The 2019 Annual Meeting of Democrats Abroad Chile will be held May 25, 2019 at the location and time noted above.  The agenda of the meeting is as follows:

  1. Approval of the accounts and the report of the Chairperson and the Treasurer for the preceding calendar year
  2. Election of Officers
  3. Approval of revisions to the DA Chile By-laws
  4. Other such business as may be properly brought before the Executive Committee

Election of Officers

Nominations Open: March 13, 2019

Nominations are now open for Democrats Abroad Chile Executive Committee Officers. If you are interested in serving or wish to nominate someone, please contact the Nominations Committee at david@colfaxcommunications.com, attention David Galvin, or see specific directions below.  Here are the positions and duties:

Article V: Officers
The Executive Committee of the organization shall be the following officers: Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and Counsel to the Committee. An effort shall be made to promote diversity among the elected officials.

Article VI: Chairperson
The Chairperson shall be the chief executive officer of the organization, shall call and preside at all meetings of members and of the Executive Committee, establishing the agenda of such meetings, and shall have responsibility for all activities approved by the organization. The Chairperson shall sit ex-officio on all committees and subcommittees of the organization including Standing Committees, with full voting privileges. The Chair may appoint and remove deputies, assistant officers, honorary Officers, committee leaders, having such duties as he/she shall designate, subject to ratification by the members of the Executive Committee at the next meeting of the Executive Committee.

Article VII: Vice-Chairperson
In the absence of the Chairperson, the Vice-Chairperson shall call and preside at meetings of members and of the Executive Committee. The Vice-Chairperson shall have such other duties as the Chairperson shall define.  NOTE: The Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson shall be of a different sex.  This is mandatory.

 Article VII: Secretary
The Secretary shall maintain a current list of members of the organization (containing the name, mail and e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers and U.S. voting district/State and such other information as the DPCA may from time to time require), minutes of all meetings, and all files and administrative records of the organization. The minutes books shall be open for inspection by members.

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Announcing Creation of Democrats Abroad Patagonia

Democrats Abroad Chile is excited to announce its first regional group, Democrats Abroad Patagonia.

 

Members will meet to discuss politics and policy, host voter registration drives, volunteer for Democratic candidates, engage with other progressive groups in the community, and––of course––have a good time with like-minded Americans!

 

Initial meetings will be held in the Puerto Varas/Puerto Montt area. The group hopes to expand to more areas in the South of Chile, and even cross the border to foster relationships with Democrats in Argentina.

 

In an area so rich with natural beauty, Democrats Abroad Patagonia also plans to be a strong voice for environmental issues within the global Democrats Abroad community.

 

Get involved! If you live or spend time in the south of Chile, please send an email to the DA Patagonia lead, Erin Becker: becker.erin.e@gmail.com.

 

Additionally, if you know someone who lives in the south of Chile and may be interested, please share the news about this group.


Join DA Chile for the Global Presidential Primary on March 2

DA Chile is taking part in the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary in March and we invite all US citizens in Chile to cast their ballot and enjoy the company of like-minded expats! 

What is the Global Presidential Primary? 
The GPP allows you to vote one of the Democratic presidential primary candidates directly from Chile. Democrats Abroad International is allotted 22 delegates to send to the Democratic National Convention to nominate the next Democratic presidential candidate, meaning your vote most likely has greater weight in the GPP than in your home state's local primary! Remember that by voting in the GPP, you give Democratic expats - and our policy goals like repealing FATCA - a stronger voice within the DNC and on the domestic political stage. 

How do I vote in the GPP from Chile? 
There are three ways you can vote in the presidential primary from Chile: 
1. Join us on Wednesday, March 2, at Carlos Antunez 2150, Depto 905, Providencia (metro Pedro de Valdivia) from 7:00 - 10:00 pm to vote for your candidate in person, say hi, enjoy some light refreshments and receive your I voted sticker! Bike parking is available. 
2. If you can't make it to Providencia on March 2, download a remote ballot here and send it via snail mail to DA Chile Chair Brittany Brown at the above address by March 8.
3. If you'd prefer, you can also download a remote ballot here and send a scanned copy via email to PrimaryVoting@democratsabroad.org

Is it too late for my friend/child/coworker to vote with DA Chile? 
NO! Any American citizen living in Chile, who will be at least 18 years old on Election Day 2016, and who is a member of Democrats Abroad is eligible to participate, on the condition of not having voted (or intending to vote) for a presidential candidate in any other state primary in 2016. To become a member of Democrats Abroad Chile, just visit www.democratsabroad.org/join and choose Chile as your country. 

What information is required on my GPP ballot? 
Your full legal name, date of birth, your country of residence (Chile), address of residence in Chile, voting address in the US (or at the very least, the state in which you vote), and if you are returning it by email, your email address. You must also sign and date your ballot for it to be valid. 

What about the other primaries in my home state? 

The GPP is a PRESIDENTIAL primary. If you vote for a presidential candidate in our Global Primary, then you cannot vote for a presidential candidate in your home state primary. However, you may vote for Senator, Congressional Representative, Governor, etc. in your home state primary. You will first need to contact your home state Democratic Party for the regulations for voter eligibility, remote participation, and the use of absentee ballots, and then request an absentee ballot from your home state. Each state is different, and each state party has their own set of rules governing their primary election. 

We look forward to seeing you on March 2


Join DA Chile for the Global Presidential Primary on March 2

DA Chile is taking part in the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary in March and we invite all US citizens in Chile to cast their ballot and enjoy the company of like-minded expats! 

What is the Global Presidential Primary? 
The GPP allows you to vote one of the Democratic presidential primary candidates directly from Chile. Democrats Abroad International is allotted 22 delegates to send to the Democratic National Convention to nominate the next Democratic presidential candidate, meaning your vote most likely has greater weight in the GPP than in your home state's local primary! Remember that by voting in the GPP, you give Democratic expats - and our policy goals like repealing FATCA - a stronger voice within the DNC and on the domestic political stage. 

How do I vote in the GPP from Chile? 
There are three ways you can vote in the presidential primary from Chile: 
1. Join us on Wednesday, March 2, at Carlos Antunez 2150, Depto 905, Providencia (metro Pedro de Valdivia) from 7:00 - 10:00 pm to vote for your candidate in person, say hi, enjoy some light refreshments and receive your I voted sticker! Bike parking is available. 
2. If you can't make it to Providencia on March 2, download a remote ballot here and send it via snail mail to DA Chile Chair Brittany Brown at the above address. 
3. If you'd prefer, you can also download a remote ballot here and send a scanned copy via email to PrimaryVoting@democratsabroad.org

Is it too late for my friend/child/coworker to vote with DA Chile? 
NO! Any American citizen living in Chile, who will be at least 18 years old on Election Day 2016, and who is a member of Democrats Abroad is eligible to participate, on the condition of not having voted (or intending to vote) for a presidential candidate in any other state primary in 2016. To become a member of Democrats Abroad Chile, just visit www.democratsabroad.org/join and choose Chile as your country. 

What information is required on my GPP ballot? 
Your full legal name, date of birth, your country of residence (Chile), address of residence in Chile, voting address in the US (or at the very least, the state in which you vote), and if you are returning it by email, your email address. You must also sign and date your ballot for it to be valid. 

What about the other primaries in my home state? 

The GPP is a PRESIDENTIAL primary. If you vote for a presidential candidate in our Global Primary, then you cannot vote for a presidential candidate in your home state primary. However, you may vote for Senator, Congressional Representative, Governor, etc. in your home state primary. You will first need to contact your home state Democratic Party for the regulations for voter eligibility, remote participation, and the use of absentee ballots, and then request an absentee ballot from your home state. Each state is different, and each state party has their own set of rules governing their primary election. 

We look forward to seeing you on March 2


DA Chile Intro

Photo by Jon Mould

Welcome to Democrats Abroad Chile!

DACL is the official country committee for US Democrats living in the Chile. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Chile please contact us.

Join Democrats Abroad Chile on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DemsChile

and Twitter: https://twitter.com/DAChile