DAG National Elections 2023

DA Germany 2023 Elections


DA Germany holds elections for new officers in the first quarter of every odd-number year. This includes positions at the local chapter level and the Germany national level.

All local chapter elections are held before the national elections.

Below, you will find an overview of the national elections.

National Elections

National elections will be held in person and online during the 2023 DA Germany Annual General Meeting on March 25-26, 2023. To participate in the election, one must be a member of DA Germany. The deadline to RSVP for the election will be 11:00am on March 25, 2023.

More information about the event is here.

National Election Rules & Procedures

The election rules are defined in the DA Germany Bylaws and the DA Germany National Election Rules. National-level elections are facilitated by a neutral, three-member Nominations and Election Committee (NEC) of the DA Germany ExCom. No members of the NEC were seeking national-level office themselves.

If you have any questions, please send to the 2023 Nominations and Elections Committee at [email protected]

National Positions

See Job Descriptions for all positions here.

DA rules state that our Chair and Vice Chair must be different genders, and no gender can make up more than half plus one of the full delegation of DPCA Voting Reps. We've asked candidates their gender and have included it for candidates for the relevant positions: (m) male, (f) female, (n) non-binary.

The available roles are:

  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Academic Outreach Coordinator
  • Advertising Coordinator
  • Caucus Coordinator
  • Chapter Development Coordinator
  • Communications Coordinator
  • Events & Fundraising Coordinator
  • Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Coordinator
  • Membership & IT Coordinator
  • Press Coordinator
  • DPCA Voting Representative (14 elected positions, 4 alternates)

Nomination and Candidate Statement forms closed at 12:01pm on February 27, 2023. Members may still declare their candidacy or be nominated by someone else from the floor during the election on March 25. If you wish to write a Letter of Endorsement for one of the candidates, please fill out the Letter of Endorsement Form.

Early nominees are listed in alphabetical order by surname.

The Early Nominees are:

  • CHAIR: Kenton Emery Barnes (M)
  • VICE CHAIR: Emily Lines (F)
  • SECRETARY: Shari Temple
  • TREASURER: Powen Shiah
  • MEMBERSHIP & IT COORDINATOR: Sabrina Gren, Cliff Stuehmer
    • Angela Fobbs (F)
    • Stephen Foose (M)
    • Karen Frankenstein (F)
    • Christian Gross (M)
    • Ann Hesse (F)
    • Daniel Hoever-Eckardt (M)
    • Antar Keith (M)
    • Kaitlyn Kennedy (F)
    • Malaika Kusumi (F)
    • Kaili Morris (F)
    • Mark Neel (M)
    • Evelyn Riera (F)
    • Teresa Ritterhoff (F)
    • Powen Shiah (M)
    • Carl Landon Taylor (M)
    • Shari Temple (F)
    • Jennifer von Estorff (F)
    • Quaide Williams (M)

There will be two Meet the Candidates sessions. All early candidates are invited to speak at these events. They will be held on Wednesday, March 15, at 7pm and Sunday, March 19, at 2pm. If a candidate cannot attend, they are allowed to send a surrogate who may speak on their behalf.

Click 'read more' below to see Candidate Statements and Letters of Endorsement.


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DAG Chapter Elections 2023

DA Germany 2023 Chapter Elections

DA Germany holds elections for new officers in the first quarter of every odd-number year. This includes positions at the local chapter level and the Germany national level.

All local chapter elections are held before the national elections.

Below, you will find an overview of the chapter elections.


The election rules are defined in the DA Germany Bylaws and the DA Germany Chapter Election Rules. Chapter-level elections are facilitated by a neutral, five-member Chapter Elections and Nominations Committee (CNEC). No members of the CNEC are seeking chapter-level office themselves. 

Chapter Positions

Chapters may opt to elect only a Chapter Chair and Chapter Vice Chair. However, it is strongly encouraged that, in addition to these two positions, for which gender balance rules shall apply, Chapters elect additional members to their Chapter Board. The additional positions on the Chapter Board may include Chapter Treasurer, Chapter Secretary, Chapter GOTV Coordinator, and any other positions deemed necessary for the running of the Chapter. Click here to read the chapter job descriptions.

Should a position on the Chapter Board be advertised, but not filled during the Chapter elections, the Chapter Chair can fill such vacancy at a later date according to the rules set out in DAG Bylaws Section 6.4.

Chapter Elections

Information about each chapter election can be found on the chapter's 2023 election page. This includes:

  • Date and time of election
  • Link to RSVP for the election meeting
  • List of elected positions
  • Nomination deadline and link to nomination form
  • List of candidates

Chapter Election Pages

Here are the links to each chapter's election page:

Information Sessions and Questions

The CNEC 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. 

  • Sunday, February 5, 14:00-15:00 - RSVP here
  • Monday, February 13, 19:00-20:00 - RSVP here
  • Wednesday, February 22, 19:00-20:00 - RSVP here

If you have any questions, please send to the 2023 Chapter Nominations and Elections Committee at [email protected].

Take the 2022 Overseas Voter Experience Survey!

Did you cast your ballot from abroad in 2022? Share your experiences in our Overseas Voter Experience Survey

This survey is open to U.S. and dual citizens who resided outside of the United States in 2022 and are at least 18 years of age. It is designed to gain insights into the overseas voting community and capture your experiences voting from abroad in 2022.

Ultimately, we're striving to learn from you to make voting from abroad easier in future election cycles – from reducing administrative barriers to better educating legislators and election officials stateside to providing more robust support to overseas voters.

Click here to take the survey today. 

International Voter Registration Day 2023

International Voter Registration Day is almost upon us!

Each year, U.S. citizens around the world come together on January 15 to register to vote and request their absentee ballots. Overseas voters should register and request their ballots every calendar year.

Go to this International Voter Registration Day to make sure you are all squared away for 2023, and don't forget to contact your local election official to make certain that your Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) was received. You never know when a surprise election may come up, and we need all of our voices to count to elect good candidates into office!

If you have questions, feel free to reach out to [email protected]

Register Together 2022 in Germany

To help U.S. citizens abroad request their absentee ballots and follow the sometimes complicated state-by-state guidelines, Democrats Abroad is sponsoring “Vote From Abroadvoter assistance tables on September 17th at scores of locations around the globe. Virtual voter assistance sessions will also be held throughout the day. The information stands and online assistance are open to all U.S. voters.

Hear from U.S. citizens about the upcoming elections and learn more about voting from overseas by visiting one of our Voter Assistance Tables!

Looking for the nearest Voter Assistance and Registration Table? Please check out our list of events throughout Germany below!

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Vote from Germany

Last updated: October 9, 2022

If you're a U.S. citizen or dual-national abroad, you have the right to vote from abroad in the 2022 midterm elections and every election. If you are or will be 18 on November 8, 2022, you can vote in the upcoming elections.


Wenn Sie US-Bürger/in sind oder die doppelte Staatsbürgerschaft besitzen, haben Sie das Recht, bei den Midterm-Wahlen 2022 und bei jeder anderen Wahl aus dem Ausland zu wählen. Wenn Sie am 8. November 2022 18 Jahre alt sind oder sein werden, können Sie bei den bevorstehenden Wahlen wählen. Wenn Sie Hilfe auf Deutsch benötigen, wenden Sie sich bitte an [email protected].

As a U.S. citizen, you can register to vote from abroad while living, working, or traveling overseas by submitting one form, the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). It doesn't matter if you were registered to vote before you left the U.S. or how long you have lived outside the U.S. (including if you've never resided there).

Below you'll find an overview of the entire process of voting from abroad, including:

  1. how to register to vote and request your ballot
  2. how to confirm your request has been accepted
  3. how and when should you receive your ballot
  4. vote your ballot
  5. how to return your ballot
  6. confirm your ballot's arrival
  7. what to do if you encounter difficulties
  8. get your "I Voted from Germany" stickers


Please note that there is NO IN-PERSON VOTING in Germany for the November election!


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Using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot



If you requested an absentee ballot but have not yet received it, please submit a Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB), also known as a "backup" or "emergency" ballot.

What is the FWAB, and why should I use it?

The FWAB is a ballot specifically for overseas voters to preserve their vote in uncertain circumstances. Mailing in your FWAB as soon as possible will protect your vote in case mail is curtailed in the coming weeks.

There's no downside to submitting a FWAB. But you should also mail your official ballot as soon as you receive it. (Federal law required all states to send ballots to overseas voters by September 24.) If both the FWAB and your official ballot reach your voting jurisdiction by the deadline, only the official ballot will be counted, and the FWAB will be discarded.

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Are you ready to show up in person for reproductive freedom and our democracy? Join one of our six in-person marches or the online event.





Hamburg May 14, 2022 at 11:00am - 1pm Berlin Time Hamburg and Northern Germany - Bans Off Our Bodies Day Of Action ⚈ More Info/RSVP Here
Stuttgart 11:45am - 12:45pm Berlin Time Women's Rights Protest - Stuttgart ⚈ More Info/RSVP Here
Berlin May 14, 2022 at 2:00pm - 3pm Berlin Time Berlin Rally for Reproductive Justice #BansOffOurBodies ⚈ More Info/RSVP Here
Munich May 14, 2022 at 2:00pm - 5pm Berlin Time DAG Munich & Southern Bavaria Chapter Bans Off Our Bodies Rally ⚈ More Info/RSVP Here
Düsseldorf May 14, 2022 at 3:00pm - 5pm Berlin Time BANS OFF OUR BODIES GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION - Düsseldorf ⚈ More Info/RSVP Here
Kaiserslautern May 14, 2022 at 3:30pm - 5:30pm Berlin Time Kaiserslautern-Saarland Region - May Meeting & Bans Off Our Bodies Global Day of Action Rally ⚈ More Info/RSVP Here


If you can't make it to an in-person event,

BANS OFF OUR BODIES GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION - Online Event, May 14 from 4 pm - 5:30 pm Berlin Time  ⚈ More Info/RSVP Here to receive the Zoom link.


Another way to help defend our rights is to vote for Democrats in the 2022 Midterm elections. Register to vote and request your absentee ballot at Ask for your ballot to be sent to you by email.


U.S. Consulate Frankfurt: How to Become a Voting Assistance Officer

Looking to make a difference in the 2022 midterm elections? Consider becoming a Voting Assistance Officer. The U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt is hosting a special online Q&A and training session on April 29 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. CET. All U.S. citizens are welcome to attend!

Zoom Meeting ID: 915 9300 2779

Password: XayYz0

Celebrating the Confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson!

Today is a momentous day: For the first time in history, a Black woman was confirmed to sit on our nation’s highest court. Throughout her career as a public defender, and most recently during nearly 20 hours of grueling questioning by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson repeatedly demonstrated her competence, level-headedness, and commitment to doing the right thing.
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