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DICOTA 2018 Trustee Elections

The deadline for all nominations is October 5, 2018
 By: Dicota Editor |  Category: Press Release |  Posted: Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Dear Tanzanian Diaspora Member:

The Diaspora Council of Tanzanians in America (DICOTA) is requesting nominations for the election of members of the Board of Trustees. The deadline for all nominations is October 5, 2018.

All nominations will be accepted electronically. Please visit the following link to submit your nomination

Members of the Board of Trustees shall be elected for a term of three (3) years. Trustees shall be allowed to stand for election for a maximum of two (2) consecutive three-year terms and may be re-elected after being away for one (1) term; however, the immediate past Chair, shall serve one (1) additional year.

The qualifications for nomination as member of the Board are:

  • Any individual who’s had at least 6 months of active membership during the last two years (August 1st 2016 to present) is eligible to run and/or be nominated for Board of Trustees membership
  • Candidates may nominate themselves or can consent to be nominated by other members of the Tanzanian Diaspora.

Please visit for additional information on qualifications and responsibilities for Board of Trustees members.

The slate of qualified nominees will be available on-line for your review and consideration from October 12 to October 21, 2018.

In order to be eligible to vote, membership dues must be paid in full by October 19, 2018. Voting ballots will not be issued to inactive members as of October 19, 2018.

The election will take place on October 20 and 21, 2018 via electronic ballot using the Balloteer, a Web based software service for conducting and hosting elections online. Paper ballots will not be available. All votes must be submitted using the Balloteer web-link that will be provided to all dues-paying members.

The future of the DICOTA is in the hands of its elected officials. It is important that you exercise your opinion at this time.

Please do not hesitate to ask any questions regarding qualifications and/ or nomination procedures to the 2018 DICOTA Elections Returning Officers,

Below is a summary of the key dates for the entire election process:

Key Date(s)


October 5, 2018

Nominations Deadline

October 12, 2018

Final Candidates Announced

October 19, 2018

Voter Registration Deadline

October 12-19, 2018

Campaigning Period

October 20 and 21, 2018

Election Days (Electronic Voting Only)

October 23, 2018

Declaration of Election Results

Thank you in advance for your participation!

Alfred U. Nkunga & Ndaga Mwakabuta
2018 DICOTA Elections Returning Officers