Thank you for your interest in the 2020 Global Presidential Primary! Below you'll find a series of articles about the primary. Do also explore:

2020 Press Kit | Q&A with the Candidates | Ballot Access Petitions


Democrats Abroad Welcomes Non-Binary Candidates for 2020 Delegation

Democrats Abroad strives to ensure that the party’s delegation to the 2020 Democratic National Convention (DNC) accurately reflects the diversity of Democrats Abroad. To that end, the Affirmative Action Committee of Democrats Abroad works to make certain that opportunities exist for those from historically-disadvantaged groups to run for delegate positions

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Affirmative Action Goals for the Democratic National Convention

Democrats Abroad's delegation to the Democratic National Convention must be equally divided by gender,* and we strive to meet a set of ambitious diversity goals to ensure that our delegation reflects the diversity of our members. These diversity goals are not mandatory, but electors voting for our delegates take these goals into serious consideration when casing their ballots.

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What does it cost to attend the Democratic National Convention?

Democrats Abroad Delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention are obligated to attend the convention in person, from July 13 to July 16 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. While there are no fees or dues required to become a delegate, Democrats Abroad does not cover the cost of flights, hotels or incidentals for the national convention. We have provided a general estimate for your reference.

 

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Democrats Abroad 2020 Press Kit

Press Requests

Democrats Abroad leaders around the world possess a wealth of knowledge on key issues facing citizens abroad and the elections process. To reach any of these individuals, please find your location listed under “Countries” on our website. For global enquiries, please contact press@democratsabroad.org. Full press kit can be found below.

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Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary in Brief

Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary in Brief

  • The Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary runs from March 3 to March 10, 2020 at hundreds of voting centers around the world. 
  • Democrats Abroad allows same day registration for voters participating in the Global Presidential Primary 
  • Voters may register in-person or by signing up at https://www.democratsabroad.org/join
  • Eligibility: Voters must meet the following criteria to vote 
    • Be abroad and be a U.S. Citizen
    • Be a member of Democrats Abroad
    • Be 18 as of November 3, 2020
    • Not have voted, nor plan to vote, in any other 2020 state presidential primary
  • Voters abroad may also vote by downloading a ballot and emailing or postal mailing it to Democrats Abroad from February 18, 2020. Ballots must be received prior to 12:00 am Pacific Standard Time on March 11, 2020.
  • No proxy voting is permitted.

Our Voting Process for Delegate Candidates During the Regional and Global Conventions

During the 2020 Regional and Global Conventions in Toronto Canada, Democrats Abroad will use the following procedures to elect delegates to the Democrats Abroad delegation:

Each delegate position will be conducted as an independent election, with two rounds of voting per election.

In the first round of voting, all eligible delegate candidate names will appear on the ballot. Electors will have the opportunity to select the candidates they wish to vote for, sort their names by order of preference and submit their vote. 

Using Scottish Single Transfer tabulation, a form of Ranked Choice tabulation, Democrats Abroad will tabulate the ballots and determine the 6 top delegate candidates from that round. 

In the second round of voting, the top 6 delegate candidate names will appear on the ballot. Electors will have the opportunity to select the candidates they wish to vote for, sort their names by order of preference and submit their vote. 

Using Instant Run Off tabulation, a form of Ranked Choice tabulation, Democrats Abroad will tabulate the ballots and determine an individual winner from that round. 


Delegate Candidate Briefing on the 2020 DA Delegate Selection Plan

The following summary outlines details of the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary, who may run as delegate, and the process that Democrats Abroad takes to select the delegates who will represent our party in Milwaukee, Wisconsin July 13 to 16, 2020 at the Democratic National Convention. A pdf version of this document is available at this link, and a link to the Democrats Abroad 2020 Delegate Selection Plan is available here.

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Revised version of the Democrats Abroad Delegate Selection Plan

Please find below the most recent revised version of the Democrats Abroad 2020 Delegate Selection Plan (DSP), submitted to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Rules and Bylaws Committee (RBC) in August 2019 following an RBC discussion of the plan.

Revised Democrats Abroad 2020 Delegate Selection Plan

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Watch the June Debate with Dems Abroad!

The first Democratic presidential primary debate will take place June 26 and 27, and Americans will be tuning in from around the world, both live and in the days following the debate. We have more than 50 events lined up, so come join one of our watch parties!

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Democrats Abroad Calls on Americans Abroad To Participate in the 2020 Presidential Primary

Democrats Abroad, the largest organization for Americans living overseas and the official Democratic Party arm for the millions of Americans living outside the United States, today announced the adoption of its 2020 Delegate Selection Plan.

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