Ireland AGM

On March 25th, Democrats Abroad Ireland will be holding elections to elect new officers.   These are positions of leadership, and can help determine the priorities of Democrats Abroad, the issues and platform ideas that get support and help determine party rules.

Certain positions also have Democratic Party Committee Abroad (DPCA) voting rights, and will be able to vote for new international officers.

We need progressives to vote and to run for every position so we can transform Democrats Abroad to truly represent the membership.

Please join Democrats Abroad, if you would like to run or vote, at http://www.democratsabroad.org/join

Democrats Abroad Ireland AGM details

When: Saturday March 25, 2017, 1 PM

Where:  Sinatra’s Bar in Arlington Hotel, 23-25 Bachelors Walk, O’Connell Bridge, North City, Dublin 1, Ireland

Nominations deadline: Wednesday March 8th

If you would like to run , you need to submit your nomination, including an optional candidate statement, to  daelections@gmail.com.  Please be aware that all nominations must be seconded, either in writing on from the floor.

The Nomination and Elections Committee will issue the nominating report no later than March 18, 2017. The nominating report will include nominations, nominee statements (if any), and full proxy voting guidelines. Nominations will also be taken from the floor at the AGM.

Once you have submitted your nomination, please fill in this form to let us know, so you can be added to the Our Revolution Ireland candidate slate.

Registration deadline:

Friday March 24, 2017 for in-person voting and Saturday March 11 for proxy voting. 

Elections will be conducted by vote of those present at the AGM and their proxies. Proxy guidelines will be sent out by the 18th.

You should register with Democrats Abroad as soon as possible, at http://www.democratsabroad.org/join.

Officer positions and duties:

Chairperson
The Chairperson shall be the chief executive officer of the organization, shall call and preside at all meetings of members and of the Executive Committee, and shall have responsibility for all activities approved by the organization. The Chairperson shall sit ex-officio on all committees of the organization, including Standing Committees, with full voting privileges. By January 31st of each year, the Chairperson shall certify to the International Chair of the DPCA that the membership database containing the names (and such other information as the DPCA Executive Committee shall require) is current and correct for certification of the number of members and such certification must be attested to by the Secretary or Treasurer of Democrats Abroad Ireland. The database referred to in the previous sentence shall be in the format from time to time prescribed by the Executive Committee.

 Vice Chairperson

In the absence of the Chairperson, the Vice Chairperson shall call and preside at meetings of members and of the Executive Committee. The Vice Chairperson shall have such duties as the Chairperson shall define.

Secretary

The Secretary shall maintain and, by January 31st of each year, certify a current list of members of the organization (containing the name, mail, and email addresses, telephone and fax numbers and US voting district/State and such other information as the DPCA may from time to time require); maintain minutes of all meetings; maintain all files and administrative records of the organization. All such records shall be open for inspection by members.

 Counsel

The Counsel shall be available for consultation by Democrats Abroad Ireland or its Officers on legal and procedural questions relating to Democrats Abroad Ireland and its activities. By January 31st of each year, Counsel or another Officer shall furnish to the International Counsel of DPCA a copy of Democrats Abroad Ireland’s Bylaws, indicating any amendments made during the year.

Treasurer

The Treasurer shall manage the finances of Democrats Abroad Ireland, maintain its financial reports, and make and maintain such financial reports as may be required by law (including without limitation the laws and regulations of the United States and the several States applicable to political parties and contributions to them). All such records shall be open for inspection by members. The Treasurer shall consult with the International Treasurer of DPCA from time to time on matters concerning the maintenance of financial records and financial reporting (notably to the United States Federal Election Commission).

Members-at-Large

At least two and as many as four Members-at-Large will also be on the executive committee, elected from among the eligible members of Democrats Abroad Ireland. One Member-at-Large must be a Young Democrat.