Who We Are

Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party arm for the 9 million 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 45 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 200 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 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

    Amicus Curiae Brief

    In this election cycle, part of getting out the vote also includes fighting for our votes. To aid in the fight, Democrats Abroad filed an amicus curiae brief in the Pennsylvania case, DJT for President v Boockvar, et al. That case was dismissed this weekend. Trump's lawyers are attempting an appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and Democrats Abroad is delighted to have filed a slightly revised amicus brief in response. We remain committed to protecting the rights of voters abroad and ensuring our votes are counted, and are proud to be able to be part of the defense against the spurious legal cases of the Trump administration.
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    Victory for America: Congratulations to our President and Vice President Elect!

    Statement from Julia Bryan, Global Chair of Democrats Abroad A new day has come to America and to the world. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have won the White House, and democracy will prevail! Joe Biden will be a president for all America, healing the divisions that have so fragmented the country. He is a thoughtful statesman, and an experienced legislator and leader, but above all he is a truly empathetic and kind person.   We are also thrilled to have elected Kamala Harris as Vice President. She is a groundbreaking leader, and her legal and senatorial careers have more than demonstrated her keen intelligence, progressive values, and ability to build coalitions. She will be a role model for generations. Thank you to all of our voters and volunteers for your efforts! We have risen to the challenge of our time, and our votes have been the margin of victory in this historic win. We look forward to working with the 117th Congress and Biden administration to bring our voices to the table in the coming months.
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  • From the Calendar

    Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 06:00 PM Stockholm Time · 37 rsvps
    Zoom (online) in Göteborg, Sweden

    November afterwork: Meet the DNC!

    Adrianne George, DNC member, DA Western Sweden member     Democratic National Committee members

    Joe Biden and Kamala Harris prepare for their swearing in on 20 January even as many of us are collectively holding our breaths, hoping that everything comes off as well as possible under these trying circumstances.

    This month we have as our special guest Western Sweden's own Democratic National Committee (DNC) member Adrianne George, joined by fellow DA/DNC members:

    • Julia Bryan (Czech Republic, chair of Democrats Abroad),
    • Martha McDevitt-Pugh (Netherlands, DA LGBT caucus co-chair),
    • Katie Solon (Germany, former DA chair),
    • Joe Smallhoover (France, DA counsel) and
    • Ken Sherman (Canada, former DA chair, former DA vice chair).

    Adrianne and the others will be there to talk about their work on the DNC and their experiences there, as well as to answer questions. If you have something you've been dying to know, here's your chance!  RSVP for details on how to connect.

    Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 2 rsvps

    Georgia Abroad Voter Assistance: November 24th

    Did you know every eligible American living abroad can vote in U.S. elections? 

    Was the last place you or your parent lived in the US the state of Georgia?

    If you are 18 on or before January 5th you are allowed to vote in the runoff election. 

    Do you have questions about how to vote? Click the chat bubble at the bottom of this screen and we can help you find the answers. 

    But we get it. Sometimes you just want to speak to live person. 

    Join us any Tuesday (noon-4pm), Thursday (6am-4pm), Saturday (6am-noon), & Sunday (12am-noon) 'till GA Senate Runoff election (all times are listed in U.S. Eastern timezone) to talk to a volunteer LIVE on Zoom about questions you have about voting from abroad.

    How is it done on Zoom? You'll come into the main room and be paired 1:1 with a volunteer into a breakout room to ensure privacy and that you can get all your questions answered. It couldn't be easier. 

    More information: The easiest way to request your ballot is at VoteFromAbroad.org. It takes just a few minutes to complete and send in your form to the US state where you last lived. The website will guide you step by step. In most cases it’s pretty simple. But if you’re new to voting abroad, or if you haven’t done it in a while, you may have additional questions. That’s why we’ll be here every Sunday until election day to help.

    If you can’t make the 'office hours', you can always email us at helpdesk@votefromabroad.org or send in your question through our online help bubble, and a volunteer will get back to you.

    Here is a handy website to convert the time zone to yours wherever you are in the world.

    RSVP and get connection details and reminders.