In the mid-20th century, Hotel Silber was the headquarters of the Gestapo for Württemberg and Hohenzollern. It is now a museum dedicated to educating the public about authoritarianism and the state-sanctioned violence of the not-so-distant past. On March 3 and 7, 2020 it will also be a polling center for the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary (GPP). We hope to honor the brave people who’ve fought for democracy around the world, and we invite you to honor them with us by taking an active role in the American democratic process.
All U.S. citizens living in the Stuttgart area are welcome to come cast their ballots in the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary on Tuesday March 3, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Hotel Silber in Stuttgart*. You must be a member of Democrats Abroad to vote in this primary, and we have same-day registration for those who are not yet members.
Hotel Silber is located in Stuttgart Stadtmitte right next to the Charlottenplatz U-Bahn stop. The voting center will be in a large room on the ground floor. When you walk in the main entrance you will see a hallway straight in front of you. Walk down the hallway, and the voting center will be on your righthand side and clearly marked with signs. We will also have volunteer greeters roaming around to make sure no one gets lost.
Don’t miss your chance to vote in person this presidential year! Join thousands of U.S. citizens like you, living abroad, who will participate in this year’s GPP through Democrats Abroad.
*We know that 4 hours isn’t much time, so anyone who is unable to make it to the polling center on March 3 will have another opportunity to do so on Saturday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the same location.
About the Global Presidential Primary (GPP)
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 as of November 3, 2020
- Not have voted, or plan to vote, in any other 2020 state presidential primary
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?
Our polling center will also be open on Saturday, March 7, from 10 am to 6 pm at Hotel Silber. 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.
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 GPP 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 requested/received my overseas absentee ballots for this year from California. Why should I participate in the GPP instead of voting in the California presidential primary?
While thousands and thousands of people will participate in the GPP this year, millions will vote in your home state. That means that, as an individual, your vote in the Global Presidential Primary is more powerful than if you were to vote in California -- in fact, 4 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, so stay tuned!
I have questions about voting.
Please email [email protected] so we can help!
I have questions about the event.
Send us an email at [email protected] and we’ll get back to you soon.
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