Area Elections

Candidates for area president will present a speech at their area conference. The speech does not directly apply to the area president candidate’s overall score, but it may influence the delegate vote, which does impact the candidate’s overall score.  


Delegates will submit their votes for area president at the area conference.  Once completed ballots are collected, ballots and votes will be counted and tabulated.  Voting delegates are based on the area allocation for each school as determined by Washington DECA.

The delegate vote makes up 25% of an area president candidate’s overall score. Where only a single candidate is running for election, that candidate must still achieve 75% of the vote from the area ballots.

For more information, download the Area President Candidate Guide.  

Click Here to View the 2017-18 Area President Candidate Schedule