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 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.

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

    Town Hall – Keith Ellison speaks to Democrats Abroad

    Keith Ellison spoke to Democrats Abroad in more than 75 countries during this global town hall. This event was made possible with small donations from donors like you. Please consider donating what you can so that we can continue to provide programs like this for Democrats living outside the U.S.
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    Governor O'Malley and Robbie Mook Visit Berlin

    The Berlin Chapter of DA Germany had an exceptional treat this week. Both Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and former Hillary Clinton Campaign Manager Robbie Mook were in town for an international conference, and agreed to attend a cocktail Q-and-A with local members. The Governor even played the guitar.
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  • From the Calendar

    Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 07:00 PM · 4 rsvps
    British Cafe & Pub OXO in Nagoya, Japan

    Tokai Dems Abroad: Moving Forward

    This will be the third meeting this year in Tokai, and the first official meeting of the new Tokai "chapter-in-formation" of Democrats Abroad Japan. The next step is to organize an "active chapter", and we need more people and ideas for action as we move forward. There will be updates and discussions; we're always glad to see new faces and hear new ideas. If you want to bring a friend or two, please let us know how many people when you RSVP so we can secure an appropriately-sized reservation.

    Looking forward to seeing you on the 25th!

    Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 02:00 PM · 30 rsvps
    Bibliothek Schmiedenhof in Basel, Switzerland

    DA Switzerland Annual General Meeting (AGM)

    The Executive Committee of Democrats Abroad Switzerland is pleased to announce that the 2017 Annual General Meeting will occur on Saturday March 25 in the historic Schmiedenzunftsaal (guild hall) at the Bibliothek Schmiedenhof.

    During the meeting, the Election of the 2017-2019 Executive Committee will take place. Hear how we did in the past year, meet fellow Democrats including our outgoing and incoming leadership teams, and vote. Those who cannot attend in person may attend remotely via WebEx. The nominated candidates and voting procedure can be found at Elections for DA Switzerland Executive Committee.

    • WHEN   Saturday, March 25, 2017, 2 – 5 pm
    • WHERE  Zunftsaal, Bibliothek Schmiedenhof, Rümelinsplatz 4, Basel
    • TRANSIT from Bahnhof SBB, tram 6, 8, 11, 14, 15, 16 to Marktplatz
    • RSVP   (required for WebEx by March 24elections@democrats.ch

    Optional lunch beforehand

    Democrats Abroad has arranged a fixed-price buffet, 12 – 1:30 pm at Middle-Eastern restaurant Za Zaa. Please email elections@democrats.ch if interested.

    • WHERE  Za Zaa, Petersgraben 15, 4051 Basel
    • TRANSIT from Bahnhof SBB, tram 11, 15 or 16 to Universität Spital

    There is also a wide choice of other cafes/restaurants at Marktplatz, west side.

    Agenda (subject to change)

    The meeting will start on time.

    • 2:00-2:10 pm   Registration, mingle
    • 2:10-3:00 pm   Business meeting, officer reports
    • 3:00-4:00 pm   Election of new Executive Committee
    • 4:00-4:10 pm   Welcome remarks from new Executive Committee
    • 4:10-5:00 pm   Presentation and discussion: Activism in 2017

    We are looking for a few volunteers to help us with signing in, tabulation of votes, and audio/visual setup. Please write us at elections@democrats.ch to help.

    Members traveling to Basel who would like to share rides are invited to indicate your city, so that we may link you to others from the same region to coordinate travel.

    DACH is made up of all volunteers working together to keep Americans living abroad informed and connected with the political process, and make it easier to vote from abroad. We hope you will support the members who have stepped up, and vote. We invite you to become involved in our activities and political activism. We are expecting a very exciting and busy next term, resisting the Republican administration in 2017 and voting in mid-term elections in 2018. Come help us elect Democrats!