Annual FOJ Quiz Key - 2016


Political Quiz

1   B

2   A

3   C

4   A

5   A

6   C

7   C

8   C

9   A

10 B Bonus: Democrats For America, Dean For America, Obama For America

11 B

12 All six are vulnerable Republican incumbents up for re-election in November.

13 T, T, T, T

14 T, T, T, T

15 T, T, T, T, T

16 All T except the last one, #11.


Tick the statements about Voting From Abroad that are TRUE.

X If you live outside the US, you must register every year you want to vote.

  - If you request a Democratic Primary ballot, your state will send your information to Democrats Abroad.

X The only way to become a member of Democrats Abroad is to JOIN.

 - When you fill out the VFA registration app, it goes online, directly to your home state.

X Mail your voter registration application to your county voting authority, usually called a Registrar or County Board of Elections. (Actually, we later learned that in some states, you may mail the ballot to city or other officials, but at the FOJ event, we counted this one as True.)

-  Democrats Abroad has a Global Primary every two years, in the even-numbered years.

X  If you vote for President in the DA GPP, you may NOT vote for President OR for delegates for that candidate in your home state election.

X  If you vote in the DA GPP, you MAY vote for other ‘down-ballot’ races on your state ballot.

-  ‘Down-ballot’ races might include US Senate and House, state legislatura, mayor and US Supreme Court justices.

Military personnel overseas can register and vote online (UOCAVA).

X  Civilian voters can fill in the application to register online, but must print, sign and send the hard copy back to their home county voting authority.

-  Most US states currently use electronic (touchscreen) voting machines and will accept online votes from abroad as well.

-  Your state Sec’y of State keeps track of who you vote for. If you usually vote for Democrats, they will send you a Democratic Primary ballot.

X  To stay a member of Dems Abroad, you must make contact at least every four years, by attending events, updating your contact information, or talking to a phone  volunteer.

X  If you move to a different country abroad, you can move your membership to their DA group.

X  If you move back to the US, you may no longer be a member of Democrats Abroad.

-  DAGR has a Women’ Caucus, a Young Democrats group, an LGBT Caucus and a group working on taxation issues. (Not yet, anyway. Just wait!)