March 25, 2024

Democrats Abroad Announces 2024 Global Presidential Primary Results

March 25, 2024—Democrats Abroad today announces the certified results of the 2024 Global Presidential Primary. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. received 80.146% of the vote, thereby securing all 13 pledged delegates. Marianne Williamson received 6.672%, and 13.182% went to Uncommitted.

“Americans abroad have let their voices be heard, voting from 109 countries for their preferred presidential candidate,” said Martha McDevitt-Pugh, International Chair of Democrats Abroad. “A huge thanks to the volunteers and leaders around the world who organized 95 in-person voting centers in 44 countries and made it possible for voters to cast their ballots remotely, no matter where they live.” 

The primary results determine the number of delegates each presidential candidate will receive from Democrats Abroad at the Democratic National Convention this August, helping determine the Democratic presidential nominee for the 2024 elections. 

Democrats Abroad sends 21 delegates to the Convention, 13 of which are pledged delegates.

2024 Global Presidential Primary in detail

The Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary (GPP) took place from March 5th to 12th. In-person voting was held at 95 centers in 44 countries worldwide, and early and simultaneous voting was conducted by mail, fax, and email.

Out of a total of 8,618 ballots cast, President Biden received 6,907 (80.146%), while Marianne Williamson received 575 (6.672%) and Uncommitted 1,136 (13.187%)

This is the first time an incumbent Democratic president has sought reelection since 2012. The Democrats Abroad GPP turnout this year was three times greater than in 2012.

Democrats Abroad expands its engagement with overseas voters wherever they live. We welcome four places that held voting centers for the first time in 2024: the Caribbean Islands, Guyana, Kenya, and South Africa.

Voting In-Person vs Remote

The majority of voters, 78%, cast their ballots remotely. However, the appeal of going to a voting center, where you can put your ballot into a ballot box and get an “I Voted” sticker, is still popular, with 22% of voters choosing that option. Young voters were enthusiastic about the in-person voting experience, being more likely to vote in a voting center than other age groups.

Votes by region and country

Democrats Abroad members in the EMEA region cast the most votes (5,983), followed by the Americas (1,892) and Asia-Pacific (743).


A country-by-country breakdown of votes is here.