2023 Cologne-Bonn Chapter Election Results

2023 Chapter Election Results

Here are the results from the Cologne-Bonn Chapter's election held on Sunday, March 12.

  • Chair: Quaide Willams
  • Vice Chair: Daniela Vancic
  • Secretary: Paulette Turnbull
  • Treasurer: Ariel Dekovic
  • Communications Coordinator: none
  • GOTV Coordinator: Darrell Wyatt

We congratulate the newly elected leaders and wish them a successful term. Thank you to all the candidates for your willingness to serve and to everyone who participated and voted in the election.

To learn about Democrat Abroad Germany's upcoming national elections that take place during the 2023 DA Germany Annual General Meeting on March 25-26, 2023 in Ingelheim, Germany, please go to the announcement on DA Germany's news page.

DE Cologne-Bonn Chapter Elections

DA Germany Cologne-Bonn 2023 Elections



All DA Germany chapters hold elections for new officers in the first quarter of every odd-number year.

The DA Germany Chapter Nominations and Elections Committee oversees the full process.

You must be present to vote.  Online attendance is considered present.   Please RSVP for the meeting so we know how many people plan to attend.


The election rules are defined in the DA Germany By-Laws and the DA Germany Chapter Election Rules.  


Date:  Sunday, March 12

Meeting Start Time:  18:30

Election Start Time:  19:00

Location: online via Zoom

RSVP Link:  Click Here

Note that the RSVP confirmation will include the link for the online meeting.  Please be sure to save it.


The chapter will be electing officers for the following positions:

  • Chair
  • Vice-Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Communications Coordinator
  • GOTV Coordinator

Click here to read the job descriptions.

Please note that per DA rules, the Chair and Vice-Chair must be of different gender.  Gender rules do not apply to any other positions.


Any member of the chapter can self-nominate or be nominated by any other member of the relevant chapter of DA Germany. All nominees must have been a member of DA Germany for at least 30 days prior to the election date and also must be a member of the chapter.

The cutoff for nominations is 14 days prior to the election.  Click here for the nomination form.

Each nominee must confirm they are willing to serve.  They will be given an opportunity to submit a candidate statement and up to 3 endorsement letters.

Additional nominations from the floor will be accepted during the election meeting in accordance with the election rules.


Please note: No nominations by deadline for the following chapter positions:

  • Vice-Chair 
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Communications Coordinator
  • GOTV

Additional nominations from the floor will be accepted during the election meeting in accordance with the election rules.


We will be hosting some online information sessions where you can ask about the election positions, election rules, chapter information or other related DA questions. Please RSVP to receive the link to the session. 

If you have any questions, you can send them to the Chapter Nominations and Elections Committee at [email protected]

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