Global Presidential Primary - Day 1 in Düsseldorf


At the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary, YOU choose the 2020 Democratic nominee for President of the United States.

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 Global Presidential Primary through Democrats Abroad.

Every vote counts! Join us in Düsseldorf on TWO days to cast your vote:

  • Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 from 9 am - 6 pm
  • Saturday, March 7th, 2020 from 9 am - 6 pm

Please invite and share this with your American friends and colleagues. RSVP (not required but appreciated) on this page.


We need volunteers to help at the Düsseldorf voting center for the Global Presidential Primary with setup, greeting, registration, ballot box observing, ballot counting, and clean-up. Shift signup here:


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 other questions about the Global Primary in Düsseldorf.

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; we'll be in touch right away.

March 03, 2020 at 9:00am - 6pm Berlin Time
Ratherstraße 25
Düsseldorf, NRW 40476
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