Arc de Triomphe, Montpellier

photo by Paul Menconi

We are the Montpellier Chapter within Democrats Abroad France. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events. If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Montpellier, please contact us.

Anna Tyberg, Chapter Chair
Democrats Abroad - Montpellier




DA Montpellier Leadership:

Anna Tyberg
| DAF-Montpellier Chair
Paula Vigneault
| Vice Chair
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    Candidate Statements for the 2023 DA France Montpellier Leadership Election

    The DA France Montpellier Election Board is pleased to announce the candidates for DAF Montpellier Chapter leadership!

    Members of the DAF Montpellier Chapter area will receive a ballot by email. Voting will end at 3 pm on March 7, 2023. For questions, please contact the Montpellier Election Board at [email protected].

    Candidates for Co-Chair

    Anna Tyberg, Candidate for Co-Chair

    I have served as the Montpellier chapter chair for two years now and have been a member since coming to Montpellier in 2018. Previous to moving to Europe I lived in Illinois for 20 years, from where I currently vote. While there I volunteered for Democratic candidates in every primary and general election since 2004. I look forward to working with a new leadership team to increase our young chapter’s visibility, bring in new members and ultimately get out the vote of Americans abroad. I am happy to continue attending DAF monthly ExComm and Chapter meetings and fulfilling other chair responsibilities and I welcome all ideas about activities or events that members would enjoy or find informative.

    Kevin Erwin, Candidate for Co-Chair
    As a resident of Montpellier, France for over ten years now and as an active Democratic voter for over 30 years in the states of California (current voting state), Washington and New York, I believe Anna and I would make a good pair for leading the Montpellier chapter of Democrats Abroad France. There are many dedicated members of this chapter and we welcome more and more American voters from abroad to the area every year, making it important for our chapter to remain visible and enticing with regular meet-ups, events and voter outreach programs. I look forward to working with the Montpellier chapter leadership team and our members.

    Candidates for Vice Chair

    Angelique Voltaire-Behi, Candidate for Vice Chair

    Thank you for this opportunity to run for Vice Chair.  I have been a member of Democrats Abroad Montpellier since 2021.  I am a US Citizen from Los Angeles California from where I currently vote. I am retired and I do plan to stay in Montpellier indefinitely. I have the luxury of time and I am able to devote my time to whatever is needed.  As an expat I consider myself an overseas foot soldier for the Democratic Party. We make a critical difference in close elections and we demonstrate that every vote counts.  I believe that Americans living abroad do play a significant role.  My goal is to network with new expats living in Montpellier to increase our membership and assist them in voting by absentee ballot. In today’s political climate, one filled with distrust and apathy, we are on a mission to ensure representation and active participation for expats,  which is more important than ever to secure our democracy. I believe we can reinvigorate faith in our party.  I am excited to work together to empower all voters and better represent the party’s members who reside in Montpellier.  

    Candidates for GOTV Coordinator

    Shamille Wrather. Candidate for GOTV Coordinator

    As a Nebraskan who has lived in France for almost 14 years, I was happy to see Montpellier open its own Democrats Abroad chapter after moving back from Paris where I was an active member of DAF Paris and its Diversity Caucus in 2017-2018. Democrats can win more elections through organizing, and more specifically through voter outreach. Even though I'm far from home, I like the idea of being able to help get out the vote by registering newcomers and hopefully do a small part to advance the Democratic Party platform as GOTV Coordinator!

    All members of the DAF Montpellier Chapter may vote in the leadership elections. The elections will be decided by a plurality of votes (the candidate who gets the most votes in the election wins). DAF does not accept proxy votes. The ballot includes a space for write-in candidates for all positions.  

    New members are welcome to join and vote. To join, click here: You must be a US citizen 18 years of age or older by Nov. 7, 2023 and living in the Montpellier Chapter region. New members may join up until March 6, 2023, to vote in the election.

    Questions? Please contact the DA France Montpellier Election Board at 

    [email protected]

    Thank you for voting!

    DAF Montpellier Chapter Election Board

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    Democrats Abroad Montpellier Chapter Leadership Elections

    Run for something!

    It’s that time again. Every two years you have the chance to nominate others, declare yourself a candidate, and we all have a chance to vote for the incoming leadership team. 

    The deadline for submitting candidacies is February 5. Voting will take place via an electronic ballot which will be sent by email to members on February 21. The deadline for submitting your ballot is March 7 at 3 PM. 

    Democrats Abroad France is a 100% volunteer-run organization, and we elect our leaders every two years for a two-year term. We organize social and political activities that promote our Democratic ideals and values, and encourage the American community to exercise their right to vote.

    These are the positions that are open for election:

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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, April 01, 2023 at 02:00 PM Paris Time · 83 rsvps

    2023 DA France National Elections and Annual General Meeting

    Democrats Abroad France 2023 Annual General Meeting

    Our 2023 AGM will take place on Saturday, April 1 from 2 - 5 PM, both online via Zoom and in person in Paris at the American Church. The AGM is a time to come together with other Democrats from around France, to hear about our achievements of the past year, elect our new national leadership team, and gather our forces for the future.

    Please RSVP by March 30, 2023 to be registered to vote at this meeting. 

    Join us for the biennial election of the National Democrats Abroad France (DA France) Officers and Voting Representatives. The national elections and meeting will be held on April 1, 2023 online via zoom and in person beginning at 2 PM. We will hear candidate speeches and elect a new Leadership team for Democrats Abroad France, hear about how DA France will continue its important work on US elections and political engagement heading into the 2024 election. For those who wish to participate online, the zoom information will be provided upon rsvp. 

    More information on the roles and responsibilities can be viewed here.

    Candidate statements can be viewed here.


    All members of Democrats Abroad France are welcome to attend and vote in the DA France National Officer and Voting Representative Elections on April 1. You will have an opportunity to hear from the candidates themselves prior to the close of voting and final tabulation of results. All members wanting to vote at the meeting are asked to register to vote by virtue of RSVP for this meeting, below, on or before March 30th -- this allows the DA France Election Board to prepare the voter rolls on the day of the meeting.


    All DA France members also have the option to vote early via an online absentee ballot made available to them via email, from 7 to 10 days prior to the election until 5PM on March 30th. This is to encourage member participation from all across France even if they cannot attend the meeting on Election Day. As a result, no nominations from the floor will be allowed. 

    If you elect to vote via the Early Vote/Absentee Ballot, you will not be able to vote in the same election a second time even if you attend the Election Meeting. However, in the event of ties, the DA France Election Board may elect to conduct snap Run-off Elections to break ties, time and other conditions permitting, at their discretion. In such a case, all members of DA France who have RSVP'd for the meeting by March 30th and in attendance at the Election Meeting, will be allowed to vote in any Run-off Elections. Absentee voting will not be an option for snap Run-off Elections since they will be conducted at the Election Meeting. RSVP below to register to vote on Election Day, April 1.

    To join Democrats Abroad, please go to You must be a US citizen 18 years of age or older by Nov. 7, 2023 and reside in France.

    Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 07:00 PM Paris Time
    Zoom in Paris, France

    Political Forum

    Join Political Forum host Jean-Pierre LaRochelle and leaders of Democrats Abroad France in a free-wheeling discussion of current events and news of the month, and share your views with other attendees. Send your questions to [email protected]