DemsAbroad Canada Call for Nominations - Be part of our future!

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) where we will hold the election of our Democrats Abroad Canada officers and board members will take place Sunday, May 2, 2021.

Your online ballots will be emailed to you on April 11, 2021, with instructions on how to complete and submit the ballot by May 1, 2021.

The DemsAbroad Canada Nominations & Elections Committee is seeking nominations for the following offices: The Executive Committee consisting of Country Chair, Executive Vice Chair, two (2) Vice Chairs, Secretary, Treasurer, and Counsel. Completing the board is Membership Secretary, IT Manager, Volunteer Manager, and Programs and Events Manager. The Executive Vice Chair elected shall be a member who is of differing gender to the Chair, as per the by-laws of Democrats Abroad & Democrats Abroad Canada, and the rules of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

Per the DACA Bylaws, individuals elected to one of the above positions will also be considered elected as a DPCA Voting Representative.

The Nominations Committee is also seeking nominations for an additional 12 DPCA Voting Representatives allocated to Canada and 2 Alternate DPCA Voting Representatives.  As per the by-laws of Democrats Abroad, DPCA Voting Representatives shall be elected in accordance with the gender balance rules of Democrats Abroad.

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Nominations 
open with this mailing and will close at 12:00 AM ET Thursday, March 18, 2021. 

You have 3 options for submitting a nomination.

  • Complete the online nomination form by clicking here

  • Submit a nomination via email

  • Submit a nomination via Canada Post

Submissions via email may be sent to [email protected]. You can also mail your nomination(s) to:  DACA Nominations, c/o H Burch, 6258 Lavery Court, Mississauga, ON L5N 3G2. Postal submissions must be received by 12:00 AM ET, Thursday, March 18, 2021.

If nominating for Chair, Executive Vice Chair, and/or DPCA Voting Representative, please indicate if the nominee is male, female, or non-binary.

An accompanying 300-word statement supporting your nominee, or yourself if you are self-nominating, is requested.  It needs to describe skills and experience pertinent to the position (or office) for which you or your nominee is running. A nominee must be a Democrats Abroad Canada member, a US citizen, a resident within the boundaries of the Democrats Abroad Canada chapter, and willing and able to handle duties while adhering to the principles of the Democratic Party of the United States. A nominee must give their consent to stand for election.

Have questions about being a leader in DemsAbroad Canada? Come get answers! Please click on this link for details about information sessions: www.democratsabroad.org/questions_about_running_for_office_in_da_canada_come_get_answers

We greatly appreciate your assistance and look forward to receiving your nominations.

Best regards,

DemsAbroad Canada Nominations & Elections Committee

Larry Rousseau, Chair
Heidi Burch
Tim Ellis
Devbani Raha
Randi Weitzner
Peter Tesche, Teller of Elections
John Yee, Technical Advisor