Herewith follows the procedure for the DA Abroad Country Representative Elections
- The DA Abroad will publicly announce that it is accepting nominations for Country Representatives on its website (www.da-abroad.org), newsletter and official social media channels, linking to this page on the DA Abroad website that outlines the application process, the process and criteria for election, as well as the nomination opening and closing dates.
- Candidates will be invited to submit their nomination via an online form that will be distributed to all eligible members.
- All nominations for Country Representative must be submitted by the 23:59 (SAST) on the date of the nomination deadline.
- The nominations will be reviewed by the current DA Abroad Executive Committee and the Country Representatives will be notified of the outcome via email within two weeks of the nomination
- Where we have 2 or more nominations then the prescribed DA voting regulations will come into effect, and the DA Abroad Executive elect the Country Representative.
- Where there are more than 3 nominations the nominees will be required to establish an interim National Organising Committee within a year. The Presiding Officer will immediately inform the nominated candidates and suggest they establish themselves as an NOC. They should convene and agree on their committee structure then come back to the GEC by the 10th November with a suggested interim structure to be ratified by the GEC on the 12 November.
- The elected Country Representative will be required to supply a professional profile photo, and a brief biography of themselves of no more than 300 words, written in the 3rd person, to be published on the DA Abroad website.
- The elected Country Representatives’ details will be published on the DA Abroad website within 48hrs after the nominee has been notified of their selection
- The DA Abroad Executive Committee reserve the right to amend the Country Representative Application Process at any time, however will endeavour to inform all candidates of any changes as soon as
- The nominee must be a paid member of the DA Abroad
- The nominee must intend to reside in the country of which they are intending to be a Country Representative of, for more than 1 year
- The nominee must indicate a commitment to the DA’s vision of One Nation with One Future underpinned by Freedom, Fairness and Opportunity for All.
- The nominee must acknowledge that they will abide by the DA’s Constitution, the DA Abroad Rules and the DA’s anti-racism pledge
- The nominee may be interviewed by the DA Abroad Executive Committee