Who We Are

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 42 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.

Get Involved

Interested in good opportunities to make your voice heard? Visit our Call Congress page for frequently updated actions. Or check out our country pages in the top navigation and find an event near you. Contact us through our online chat if you have questions! And if you haven't yet, join Democrats Abroad today. We are all stronger together. 


  • News

    Democrats Abroad Condemns Voter Suppression in Virginia

    The Virginia House of Delegates is one seat away from a 50/50 Democratic/Republican split. Ballots sent from abroad may help decide that outcome, but local election officials in Virginia are illegally refusing to count them. The Republican candidate for House District 28 currently leads the vote count by only 84 votes, but news reports note that the local election board has refused to tally at least 55 ballots from abroad, and more than 1,000 other absentee ballots may not have been counted yet as well. As Julia Bryan, Chair of Democrats Abroad, stated today: “Our legal system promises that all Americans who successfully cast their ballot should have their votes counted. By not picking up overseas ballots from their post box on Election Day — ballots that arrived before the 7pm deadline on November 7 — the Stafford County electoral board has effectively, and illegally, disenfranchised our military and civilian voters abroad. There is simply no legal reason not to count these votes.” Democrats Abroad stands firm in condemning voter suppression efforts and will continue fighting to protect all votes from abroad. UPDATE (Nov 12): The Stafford County electoral board will hold a meeting on Monday, November 13th to decide whether or not they will count the 55 votes from abroad. We will keep this statement updated as news comes in.
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    Joy in the Morning! Election result news

    Virginia Ralph Northam is the governor-elect (54% - 45%!), Justin Fairfax is lieutenant governor-elect, and Mark Herring was re-elected attorney general. Control of the Virginia House went from 66R/34D to 51R/49D, with Democrats picking up 15* House of Delegates seats - just two seats shy of flipping the House to Democrats.  Jennifer Carroll Foy (HD-02) Wendy Goodits (HD-10) Chris Hurst (HD-12) Danica Roem (HD-13) (first openly transgender state legislator) Kelly Fowler (HD-21) Elizabeth Guzman (HD-31) David Reid (HD-32) Kathy Tran (HD-42) (first Asian-American woman in the House) Lee Carter (HD-50) Hala Ayala (HD-51) Karrie Delaney (HD-67) Dawn Adams (HD-68) Schuyler VanValkenberg (HD-72) Deborah Rodman (HD-73) Cheryl Turpin (HD-85) Thanks to ABSENTEE VOTES! there are re-counts underway in four additional Republican-held House Districts: HD 27 (R-Robinson, D-Barnett), HD 28 (R-Thomas, D-Cole), HD 40 (R-Hugo, D-Tanner) and HD 94 (R-Yancey, D-Simonds).  * This is the largest pickup for Virginia Dems since 1899.  FloridaDemocrats re-elected Mayor Rick Kriseman to be the mayor of St. Petersburg. GeorgiaDemocrats flipped two House districts by electing Deborah Gonzalez (HD-117) and Jonathan Wallace (HD-119).  MassachusettsDemocrats re-elected Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. MichiganDemocrats held Michigan’s 109th House District by electing Sara Cambensy. MinnesotaMelvin Carter won the mayor's race in St. Paul to become the first African American Mayor.  New HampshireDemocrats flipped the Manchester mayoral seat by electing Joyce Craig. Joyce is the first woman to ever serve as mayor of Manchester. Democrats flipped one seat in the New Hampshire House of Representatives by electing Erika Connors to the Hillsborough County District 15 and held the Sullivan County District 1 by electing Brian Sullivan.In total, Democrats have now flipped six seats in New Hampshire from red to blue in 2017  New JerseyDemocrats flipped the governor’s seat from red to blue by electing Phil Murphy (55.6%-42.3%). Sheila Oliver was elected Lt Governor and became NJ's first African American Lt Governor. Vin Gopal flipped New Jersey’s 11th Senate District from red to blue. New Jersey became the 7th state in the US where Democrats control both legislative and executive branches.  New YorkDemocrats re-elected New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.   North CarolinaDemocrats flipped 2 mayoral seats by electing Vi Lyles in Charlotte and Mitch Colvin in Fayetteville. Vi Lyles is the first-ever African American woman to be elected mayor of Charlotte, while Mitch used his strong ties to the community to flip the Fayetteville mayoral seat from red to blue.  WashingtonManka Dhingra's resounding victory in the Washington 45th state senate race successfully flipped control of the Washington State Senate to the Democrats. Jenny Durkan won the mayor's race in Seattle to become the first openly lesbian Mayor. 
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  • From the Calendar

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 06:30 PM · 15 rsvps
    Aurora Hotel - Rooftop Bistro in Sydney, Australia

    November Chapter Meet Up

    Hey NSW Members of DAA - you want to banter and meet up with other members of the NSW Chapter? Come round to our November Meet Up @ the Aurora Hotel. Our October meet up, in my humble opinion, was a smashing success! Lots of new faces, great banter and people engaged and excited to be involved and take back Congress in 2018! 

    Food and Drink specials start from 6.00pm, meeting to commence at 6.30

    Looking forward to seeing you then 

     

    Democratically yours, Marla 

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 05:30 PM · 4 rsvps
    Paulaner am alten Postplatz in Stuttgart, Germany

    Join us in welcoming our DA Germany Chair, Owen Jappen to Stuttgart!

    Support your team!

    We will be gathering at the Paulaner for a bite to eat  and the chance to have a chat with Owen before the big JEF debate (please see separate post).  Afterwards, our merry band will take the 5-minute walk to the Rathaus where our leader will "do battle" and make us proud!

    We hope to see you there!