DECA Executive Officer Online Election Process

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As our primary student brand ambassadors, DECA executive officers represent more than 220,000 student members to a variety of key stakeholders, including fellow members, advisors, education administrators, business partners, public policymakers and more. Executive officers commit to serving DECA for the year in which they are in office. While challenging, an officer’s term also brings personal and professional growth.

This year, all election activities will now be conducted online as a response to not holding DECA’s International Career Development Conference.

Election Timeline

Tuesday, April 28 – Official Announcement of Qualified Candidates

On Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. EST, an official announcement of qualified candidates will be posted on with links to their photos, biographies, short-answer question responses, flyers and three-minute speeches. Members can also view the pre-recorded Q&A Session for each position.

Tuesday, April 28 – Thursday, April 30 – Campaigning

Campaigning via social media and the DECA Election Portal will take place from 8:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, April 28 through 6:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, April 30.

Thursday, April 30 – Friday, May 1 – Voting

Voting delegates will be emailed a secure link to cast their vote for the High School President and their Regional Vice President.

Monday, May 4 – Winners Announced or Runoff Elections Begin

DECA Inc. will announce the winners of the election on @decainc’s Instagram TV and DECA Direct at 1:00 p.m. ET or runoff elections will begin. If a runoff election is needed, the 2020-2021 Executive Officer Team will be announced by Friday, May 8.

Additional procedural activities have been communicated to chartered association advisors and officer candidates.

Please contact Debbie Taylor if you have questions about the election process.

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