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 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.

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

    Day Four of the Convention - and the Big Night

    We're on to Day Four of the Convention - and Hillary Clinton's historic acceptance speech, when she becomes the first woman to accept the nomination of a major party for President of the United States. The day began for the Democrats Abroad delegation with a breakfast with the Oregon delegation.  We met many of their delegates and told them about DA, including Senator Jeff Merkely and Governor Kate Brown.  And we were all joined by Senator Bernie Sanders as part of a "Thank You " visit, where he got to thank his many Oregon supporters including Senator Merkeley and the Oregon delegation, both Sanders and Clinton delegates, got their chance to thank him. There were many powerful speeches through the day, but certainly one of the most powerful of the night, if not the Convention, came from Mr. Khizr Khan, the father of an American hero, Capt. Humayun Khan, who was killed in Iraq, defending his unit from a suicide bomber.  In case you missed it (and you would have if you were watching Fox News as they cut away to a commercial), it is well worth watching - and watching again. After the speech, Mr. Khan emphasized that he was not there to speak for Hillary Clinton but had a message for Mr. Trump  Clutching the Constitution, Mr. Khan delivered an emotional and devastating critique to Donald Trump, as he reminded him that the Constitution provides for equal protection for all. And concluded by telling Mr. Trump, "You have sacrificed nothing. Here's a clip of the story of Capt. Khan spoken by Hillary Clinton and his father's address to the Convention. (skip the ad) And here's another video that delegates didn't get to see because of time constraints, but is now making the rounds. As the son of another Dorothy, I think it has a powerful message for women - and men - about how far we've come and who got us there, including the role that Hillary Clinton has played in the lives of women in the U.S. and around the world.  Here's the Facebook video. More to come from our delegates on the last day of the Convention.
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    Day Three at the Convention

    Day Three at the Convention and we will be hearing from Vice President Biden, our next Vice President Tim Kaine - AND President Obama.  It should be an inspiring evening.  Tim Kaine is a long-time friend of Democrats Abroad. Here he is joining DA Switzerland with a votefromabroad.org banner. Here's another post from Ryan Turner - a Sanders delegate from Spain (and now Italy) - about Day Three. Feeling and general intensity of the entire convention was definitely much calmer today than the first two days. One of the most memorable moments that Bernie fans remember from the previous day was the heartfelt words given by Larry Sanders to his brother Bernie. Things were relatively calm yesterday compared to Tuesday after a protest that occurred after Bernie Sanders call to waive procedural rules and declare Hilary Clinton the nominee by acclimation. The protestors proceeded to the media tent chanting "Walk Out! Walk out!".. I can assure you ALL that these protestors are the one percenters of sanders supporters. Of our entire delegation of nearly 2000 sanders delegates, I can say with certainty that there were no more than 30-40 protesters. They do not seem to represent the majority of us Berniecrats.The two biggest surprises of last night's speakers were certainly Leon Panetta who was booed by the crowd due to his obvious ties to the is war involvement and Michael Bloomberg, a surprise speaker used by Hillary to reach out to independents and fiscal conservatives in the Trump camp. Joe Biden had the most electrifying speech of the night and his swagger and panache as a first-rate statesman and politician is always a crowd pleaser. He's easily one of Politics' most likable personalities! His message "it's not your example of power but the power of your example" that shows strength!Lenny Kravitz amazing performance was another surprise. He shows that Hilary's star-level support is surpassed only by Barack Obama himself. Tim Kaine did basically the same speech he did last week... I predicted he'd start speaking random Spanish and I was right!Barack Obama.. BARACK OBAMA!  I don't care what he said or how he said it.. In fact.. For the most part it was difficult to hear most of what he said. I was there in the room with the man himself! One of the most memorable experiences of my life!
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  • From the Calendar

    Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 05:00 PM

    Geneva and Vaud area Voter Registration Training Session

    Join us for a training session designed for volunteers who are thinking about participating in voter registration activities, drives or events.

    The training presentation is intended to familiarize anyone with the basics involved ​in assisting voters with ballot requests, by reviewing the absentee ballot request and voting process, and discussing the unique challenges for overseas citizens. Training includes a review of available online resources, a discussion of what's involved in setting up a VFA table at an event, or hosting your own Voter Registration Drive.

    Thursday's training session will be held in Coppet, Switzerland, just outside of Geneva and easily accessible by public transportation.

    Can't make it Thursday? We have two online sessions scheduled for the early evenings of Thursday, September 1 and Tuesday, September 6. We welcome anyone to attend, even if you've been registering voters for years, or you are just curious to learn more.

    Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 07:30 PM · €5.00 EUR · 21 rsvps

    "Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA”

    "Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA” is a documentary made by Brave New Films as part of a campaign to stop gun violence.  We will share the Brussels location details by email to those who RSVP.  The €5 donation (from US citizens only, please) can be paid at the door and will go towards DAB's efforts to Get Out the Vote.