Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party arm for the millions of Americans living outside the United States. We strive to provide Americans abroad a Democratic voice in our government and elect Democratic candidates by mobilizing the overseas vote.

Democrats Abroad has 41 country committees throughout Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. These country committees keep Americans abroad informed of their rights and help them participate in the U.S. political process. Our members live in more than 190 countries around the globe and vote in every state and Congressional district in the U.S.

Democrats Abroad is recognized as a "state" Party by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and is represented on the DNC by eight voting members, as well as at the quadrennial Democratic National Convention.

Our online voter registration tool - votefromabroad.org - makes it easy to request a ballot and vote absentee from any place on the planet.


  • News

    NC Governor Elected with Help from the Overseas Vote

    Incumbent GOP governor Pat McCrory conceded to Roy Cooper this week, almost a month after the November 8 election. Cooper's win, made possible by Democrats abroad votes, is an important victory for the Democratic Party “There is no doubt that overseas votes helped put Cooper over the top,” said Katie Solon, International Chair of Democrats Abroad. “He won by roughly 10,000 votes, fewer than the 11,000 civilian votes we helped send back to North Carolina.” Democrats Abroad conducted effective outreach to all of its Tar Heel members, informing them of the deadlines and processes necessary to cast their ballots from overseas. Social media advertising delivered our GOTV message to North Carolinians around the world, so that they could make their voice count in what was a close and divisive gubernatorial race.  North Carolina has attracted national attention in recent years for its conservative legislation. This includes its House Bill 2, which limits LGBT rights and denies transgender people access to bathrooms, and a 2013 voter identification law that was struck down this year by a federal appeals court for its “discriminatory intent.”  Cooper’s victory is a positive indication for needed political change in North Carolina. It also demonstrates the importance of the overseas vote in effecting the balance of power.   
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    Thank You! And Now to Work

    Early this morning, while we reflected on the disheartening results of the US Presidential  election, we took heart in also reflecting on the hundreds of thousands of lights of goodwill that are our members, our leaders, our donors and our volunteers. Thank you to our country committee and global leaders across the world who donated their time and commitment to Democrats Abroad efforts this year.
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  • From the Calendar

    Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Uni Dufour, Room U600 in Geneva, Switzerland

    American Psychosis: Trump and the Nightmare of History

    Lecture by W. J. T. Mitchell, Professor in Visual Studies, University of Chicago

    In English with live-interpretation in French

    American Psychosis: Trump and the Nightmare of History: Wednesday 18th January, 7pm, Uni Dufour, 24 rue Général Dufour, 1204 Genève, Room U600

    Wednesday 18th January, 7pm
    Uni Dufour — Room U600, 24 rue Général Dufour, 1204 Geneva

    The shock felt at the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States has left many Americans and citizens of the world in a state of collective post-traumatic stress disorder.

    Guest of honour of the conference What do images in public space do? the Professor in visual studies W. J. T. Mitchell will analyse the American visual culture, focusing on the war of images between the two candidates running for the presidency, which ended up with the election of Donald Trump.

    Professor Mitchell will apply the tools of mass psychology to diagnose the role of collective fantasy, passion, and “rational madness” in producing this surprising historic event.

    Professor Mitchell will examine in particular the role did media, images, and spectacle play, and why they fail to predict this result. He will also address a series of burning issues: how did fantasies of American exceptionalism build on the global resurgence of nationalism?  What specific mixture of pathologies (racism, misogyny, xenophobia, class resentment, religious fanaticism) produced a “rainbow coalition” of the American Right?  What forms of therapeutic critique offer a prognosis for recovery going forward?

    This lecture takes place at the occasion of the conference What do images in public space do?

    ☞ Download the event flyer or go to the event listing on the University of Geneva website for more details.

    Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 07:00 PM · 4 rsvps
    Oranium Corner in Berlin, Germany

    January Pub Night - Oranium

    Come join us for a fun evening of good liberal company in a great Berliner atmosphere. You might even find a friend for the inauguration day protest & women's march that week.

    The Oranium Corner restaurant and lounge is conveniently located at S-Bahn Oranienburger Strasse (S1, S2, S25) on the corner of Oranienburger and Tucholsky Strasse. 

    Bring friends and liberal-leaning folks interested in drinking a beer with Berlin's best political group! We're looking forward to seeing you all.

    It's not required, but RSVP here to let us know you're coming and please help out by sharing this event on Facebook.