2024 Global Primary


Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary

Did you know that the Democratic Presidential primary process involves not just the 50 states plus D.C., but also the territories and Democrats Abroad? As a result, we have the chance to run a Presidential primary every four years and cast votes in the Democratic National Convention which reflect the voting interests of Americans abroad. 

Voting in the Global Primary gives us the opportunity to put Americans living outside the U.S. on the map – literally. This is a great opportunity to show the Democratic Party there are Americans around the world who are tuned in and voting from our countries. Vote, and help make sure your country is on the map this year!

The Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary (GPP) runs from March 5 to March 12, 2024. There are more than 100 voting centers around the world where Americans abroad can cast their ballots and help select the next Democratic presidential candidate.

Not near a voting center? Vote remotely! Request your Global Presidential Primary ballot now on VoteFromAbroad.org you’ll be registered with your state for the year too!

Already registered? Request your Global Presidential Primary ballot through this form.

The deadline to request ballots electronically is 9pm March 12, Pacific Time. All electronically filed ballots must be received by 11:59pm March 12, Pacific Time.


The following candidates have successfully filed to appear on the Democrats Abroad presidential primary ballot. These candidates, in alphabetical order, are:

  •       Joe Biden
  •       Marianne Williamson

The deadline for candidates to complete all ballot access requirements was January 3, 2024.


More about the Global Presidential Primary
We will send delegates to the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in August 2024 reflecting our primary results. These delegates will be elected at our regional and global conventions in May, 2024.

  • 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 5, 2024

    • Not have voted, or plan to vote, in any other 2024 state presidential primary.

  • Remote primary ballots will be available from February 13, 2024 through March 12, 2024.  
  • Voters may also register and vote in person at voting centers around the world between March 5 and March 12, 2024.
  • Democrats Abroad allows same-day registration and ballot requests for voters participating in the Global Presidential Primary.

More questions? Check our Global Primary FAQ.