Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary
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- Primary Voters must meet the following criteria to vote
- Reside abroad and be a U.S. Citizen
- Be a member of Democrats Abroad
- Be 18 as of November 3, 2020
- Not have voted, or plan to vote, in any other 2020 state presidential primary
- 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
The Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary runs from March 3 to March 10, 2020 at hundreds of voting centers around the world. Democrats Abroad will send delegates to the Democratic National Convention this July who reflect the results of the primary.
Voters abroad may also vote by downloading a ballot and emailing or postal mailing it to Democrats Abroad from February 18, 2020 through March 10, 2020. All emailed and faxed ballots must be received by March 10th, 2020 at midnight Pacific Time (GMT -7).
During the 2020 Regional and Global Conventions, 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.
View the April 11th Online Workshop for Delegate Candidates
The following summary outlines who may run as delegate and the process that Democrats Abroad takes to select the delegates who will represent our party at the Democratic National Convention. In addition to these details, those interested in running for a delegate position are encouraged to review our delegate candidate workshop video and our slide presentation. You can also read the complete 2020 Democrats Abroad Delegate Selection Plan, but we've outlined the important details below.
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.Read more
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.Read more
As an official state party recognized by the Democratic National Committee, and as the largest organization for Americans outside the US, Democrats Abroad takes our role very seriously when it comes to supporting the rights of all Americans to participate in fair and free elections, wherever they live.Read more