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

Want to make your voice heard? If you haven't yet, join Democrats Abroad. Then check out our Tiny Actions for weekly updates on resisting from abroad, find an upcoming event near you, or sign up to volunteer and phonebank to help Americans abroad exercise their right to vote this year!

Questions or ideas? We'd love to hear from you through our online chat. We're all stronger together.


  • News

    Fighting for all overseas votes to be counted

    Democrats Abroad is undertaking urgent efforts to ensure that all overseas voters who participated in this year’s Midterm Elections have their votes counted. The organization conducts extensive outreach to support overseas voting for all US elections and has identified numerous issues based on feedback from voters around the world.
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    Turning the US Blue from Abroad

    The House district map turns more blue each day as absentee ballots are counted and tight elections called. Those last votes flipping races? Those are ours!  Voting from abroad is not always easy. But you did it. This year hundreds of thousands of Americans abroad persisted and voted. Democrats Abroad was right there with you. I'm so proud of all the work that our volunteers did - calling voters, answering questions online, going to schools, companies, and events across the world to help you vote. Our work is not done yet. The tight races in Arizona, Florida and Georgia have highlighted the value of our votes from abroad, but they have also highlighted the Republican Party's attempts to stand in the way of counting ballots. Democrats Abroad, state parties, and the DNC are fighting back. Here's what we're doing: We're helping Arizona voters abroad make sure their votes are "cured". This most often means checking to make sure a mailed in signature matches a voter's signature on record. Proactive outreach helps make sure these blue votes are counted before the deadline passes to fix them. We're helping Florida voters abroad check their ballot status and navigate problems. Our voting experts are working the phones, explaining federal law and pushing to make sure each vote is counted. We’re also fighting to make sure every ballot is counted in Georgia, where we’re working with lawyers and the local voter protection team to ensure counties adhere to federal laws for overseas voters. If you're a voter in Arizona, Florida or Georgia, here's how you can make sure your vote counts. If you'd like to help reach voters from these states, consider joining our phonebanking campaigns this week. And if you're wondering just how well we've done this election, we flipped:The US House of Representatives!  At least 32 US House seats At least 329 State legislative seats 8 state legislatures  7 governorships 4 Attorney General seats 2 Secretary of State seats 1 Senate seat (so far) We also broke the back of 4 Republican supermarjorities in state legislatures 4 states voted to expand voting rights 3 states voted to expand Medicaid 2 states voted to raise the minimum wage Thank you again!
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  • From the Calendar

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Café Museum in Vienna, Austria

    Experienced Democrats Meet-Up

    Join us for a bit of holiday cheer at our monthly meeting of the Experienced Democrats group!

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    EineWeltHaus in Munich, Germany

    Chapter Elections and Yearly Cookie Exchange!

    We will be holding Chapter Elections on the 12th of December at our regular monthly meeting. All current members of Democrats Abroad are welcome to vote in person. We will be electing 3 roles to be held for 2 years:

    • Chair (replacing me): Responsible for leading the chapter, overseeing the local voting during the overseas primary, managing events, etc.
    • Two new Vice-Chair board members to support the ever growing needs of the Chapter. One Vice-Chair will be focused on membership, website and organizational maintenance, the other on providing more ongoing event management (and likely working with precincts).

    If you are interested in running, please email dag-munich@democratsabroad.org by 29 November stating with role you want to run for, and a short statement of less than 250 words to be published to the body. If you wish to run after 29 November, you may be nominated during our meeting, but will need a second (someone else to also nominate you) to be considered. Full election rules can be found on our Munich website at DemocratsAbroad.org or request them via email.