Diaspora Council of Tanzanians in America


Dear Tanzanian Diaspora Member: 

The Diaspora Council of Tanzanians in America (DICOTA) is pleased to announce the 2019 election of the officers, which will take place on February 16 and 17, 2019. Any active DICOTA member who participated in the recent DICOTA Board of Trustees election and any member who will pay membership fee by February 15th, 2019 is eligible to vote. Any individual who have at least 6 months of active membership during the last two years (December 1st, 2016 to present) is eligible to run and/or be nominated for Executive Committee positions. As per DICOTA Articles of Incorporation, all officers are required to be in good legal and immigration standing.

The election process will have the following timeline:

Key Date(s) Activity
January 1-15, 2019 Candidates nominations
January 29, 2019 Final Candidates Announced
Jan 30 – Feb 15, 2019 Campaigning Period 
February 15, 2019 Voter Registration Deadline
February 16 and 17, 2019 Election Days (Electronic Voting Only)
February 19, 2019 Declaration of Election Results


All nominations will be accepted electronically. 

To nominate click here.

Candidates may nominate themselves or can consent to be nominated by other members of the Tanzanian Diaspora.

The Officers shall be elected after the annual meeting of the Members for a term of two (2) years. Officers shall be allowed to stand for election for a maximum of two (2) consecutive two-year terms and may be re-elected after being away for one (1) term. Vacancy in any office may be filled by a majority vote of the Board of Trustees for the unexpired portion of the term. The Board of Trustees shall also have the authority to appoint such temporary or acting Officers as may be necessary during the temporary absence or disability of the regular officers.

Please click
DICOTA ByLaws  and read article VIII for information on qualifications and responsibilities of DICOTA officers. Additionally, you can read more on DICOTA Executive Committee Requirements.

The election will take place on February 16 and 17, 2019 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/active 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 2019 DICOTA Elections Returning Officers,

Thank you in advance for your participation!


Alfred Nkunga & Ndaga Mwakabuta
2019 DICOTA Elections Returning Officers



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