Global Presidential Primary - Day 1 in Heidelberg

Come and vote for your Democratic presidential candidate on Super Tuesday! If you are a member of Democrats Abroad, you can vote here. If you are not a member, you can join at the venue and vote. Voting in this Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary means that you can still vote for down-ballot candidates on your state ballot, but leave the presidential box empty if you vote with us. 

Why vote with Democrats Abroad? Because we send delegates to the Democratic National Convention, and the more people who vote with us, the more representation we have in the party. Also, given the smaller ratio of voters to delegates, your voice has more bang than on your state ballot.

Furthermore, we'll have some home-baked snacks, and if you'd like to volunteer in some way, you can ask about it here.

See you there!



Here are some common questions about Democrats Abroad's global presidential primary. If you don't see your question here, get in touch!

Who is eligible to participate?

Democrats Abroad has just a few requirements for voting in the primary:

  • Be abroad and be a U.S. citizen
  • Be a member of Democrats Abroad
  • Be 18 years old as of November 3, 2020
  • Not have voted, or plan to vote, in any other 2020 state presidential primary (see below for more details)

What if I’m not a member of Democrats Abroad?

You can sign up today, or on the day of the primary:

I can’t attend the event but want to vote. What can I do?

If you can’t join us in person, as long as you’re a member of Democrats Abroad, you can also vote remotely. Look for your primary ballot in your inbox on February 18, 2020.

I vote in California. Can I vote in the Global Presidential Primary and the California primary?

You can only vote in the presidential primary once. That means that if you vote in the Global Primary but also want to vote in California for the down-ballot primary races (such as for your congressperson), you can! Just skip the presidential question on your California ballot.

I have already received my overseas absentee ballots for this year from California. Why should I participate in the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary instead of voting in the California presidential primary?

While thousands and thousands of people will participate in the Global Presidential Primary this year, millions will vote in your home state. That means that, as an individual, your primary vote with Democrats Abroad is more powerful than if you were to vote in California -- in fact, four times more powerful!

Who will win the Global Presidential Primary?

That’s up to you to decide! We’ll be announcing the results of our primary on March 23, 2020, so stay tuned!

I have questions about voting.

Please email [email protected] so we can help!

I have questions about the Global Primary in Heidelberg.
Please email [email protected], and we’ll get back to you soon.

I'm a journalist and would like to interview someone or cover the Primary.
Please email [email protected] with your question or request, and we'll be in touch right away.

March 03, 2020 at 5:30pm - 8pm Berlin Time
Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA)
120 Hauptstrasse
Heidelberg 69117
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Nancy Schimkat ·