Aloha ~
The East-West Center Participants Association Board (hereafter “EWCPA Board”) exists to serve as advocates for participants, promote cultural awareness, and foster community at the East-West Center (“EWC”).

Elections will be held on Saturday, September 22 for the 11 positions that comprise the EWCPA Board. 

This is the first in a series of communications that will attempt to keep the community informed regarding election-related dates and activities, although after this all election information will be spread out through the EWCPA Listserv.

Please make sure you have an active email address associated with it. Please contact Samphoas Im (sim7@hawaii.edu) to be added to the EWCPA-L@lists.hawaii.edu to make sure you don’t miss anything.

Here are some KEY DATES to keep in mind:
1.  Nomination Period:  Begins immediately.  Ends at 11:55pm on Friday, September 7, 2018.
2.  Announcement of Candidates:  Sunday, September 9, 2018
3.  Campaign Period:  Sunday, September 9 through Friday, September 21, 2018.

  1. “Meet the Candidates” Event:  Thursday September 20, 2018
    5.  Election:  Saturday, September 22, 2018  —  9:00am – 6:00pm at Hale Hālāwai.  Please bring photo ID.
  2. Results Announced:  By end-of-day September 23, 2018

The ATTACHED DOCUMENTS describe the positions available and the process we will use for the election.

  1. EWCPA Board – Role Descriptions:  A document that provides an overview of the 11 positions that are up for election.
  2. 2018 EWCPA Election Rules:  A 5-page document detailing nomination, voting, and appeal procedures, as well as rights and responsibilities of nominees, voters, and the Election Committee.
  3. Nomination Document: This is the official nomination ballot for the EWCPA 2018 Election. Please fill it out and send it back to electionsewcpa@gmail.com.

Fill out the form for volunteer hours:
If you are not considering running, but want to still be involved in the elections process. Please fill out the form using the link below to sign up for volunteer positions for Elections Events.


Please feel free to speak to a current Elections Committee member or email  electionsewcpa@gmail.com, if you have any questions or concerns.


Andini Desita Ekaputri

Anis Hamidati

Damiano Mauro

Mattias van Ommen

Jonathan Valdez (Chair)

EWCPA Elections Committee 2018