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.

View the agenda 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 www.democratsabroad.org/join. You must be a US citizen 18 years of age or older by Nov. 7, 2023 and reside in France.

April 01, 2023 at 2:00pm - 5pm Paris Time
American Church of Paris, Thurber Room
65 quai d'Orsay
Paris 75007
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DAF National Election Board ·
Dori Laboune Jim Cohen Michèle Judd William Hinchberger Lois Grjebine Coraline Crannell Carl Van Tassel Chloe Olsen Alejandra Roman Cynthia Adams Paula Kitses Thomas van Haaren Debra Burke Susan Gascard Nancy Frame-Kammerer Judith Crews Steve Meszaros Hugh Aaron Ambeau Fred Hoffman Victoria CH Tang Scott Stroud Edward Smiley Eric Burns Betty Beeler Ben Kavoussi Joan Shore Shellie Karabell Kathryn Brown Rebecca White Bordonado Maite Penna Isabelle Barrientos Karen Newman Lauren Kahn Sean Dougherty Sue Karant Arnie Egel Tillie Ch'ien catherine Aubin Patricia White Christina Edland Grace Coston Leigh Bodin-Bitouzet Valli Budestschu Sally Katz Julia Delille Eliot Goldman Paul Chartrand Mohamed Mecheri

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