Democrats Abroad will hold its Global Presidential Primary the first week of March, with two opportunities to vote in person in Barcelona on Tuesday, March 3rd, and Saturday, March 7th. These events will be held at ESERP business school (Tuesday, 4:00 to 9:30 p.m.) and Restaurante El Foro (Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.).
**We are in need of volunteers for the local primary events**
These are the kinds of tasks volunteers will be doing on the in-person voting days:
Helping set up, decorate and open the voting center
Greeting and directing voters to where they need to go based on their needs
Helping voters with same-day voter registration in their U.S. state if necessary
Helping voters to join Democrats Abroad to be eligible to vote in the primary if necessary
Verifying voter eligibility
Handing out ballots and recording who has voted
Assisting voters in filling out their ballots and providing any information they need
Selling merchandise to raise money to cover chapter expenses (for example, ballot printing, courier charges for sending ballots to DA Europe)
Watching children in the kids’ area while their parents are voting
Running errands (for example, going to the copy shop if we run out of printed ballots)
Counting and scanning ballots after voting is finished
Preparing ballot packages for sending to Prague
Closing the voting center
Voting hours on the two days will be divided into shifts of approximately three hours.
Tuesday, March 3: 3:00 - 6:30 / 6:00 - 9:30*
*after 9:30, ballot counting and scanning starts
We have around 10 shifts to cover
Saturday, March 7: 9:00 - 12:30 / 12:00 - 3:30 / 3:00 - 6:30 / 6:00 - 8:00*
*after 8:00 ballot counting and scanning starts
We have around 30 shifts to cover
If you want to help with this important work, send an email to [email protected], indicating the days and hours you are available so that we can put you on the volunteer list and send you further information. Volunteers will receive training. As a bonus, it’s a great way to learn how elections work.
Non-citizens can also serve as volunteers for roles that do not involve contact with ballots or voter data.
Additionally, in the lead-up to this year’s elections, Democrats Abroad needs volunteers to do phonebanking, i.e. calling fellow DA SPain members and making sure they have the information they need to vote in this year’s elections. Phonebanking is something you can do at home on your computer when it is convenient for you. Your only expense is your volunteer time. You can sit down at your computer, sign in to the tool (Call Hub) and start making calls, using the script provided. If you are interested in helping out in this way, go to www.democratsabroad.org, sign in with your email address and password, then click on TAKE ACTION and choose the first option: Phonebank. Be sure to let us know you’re participating in this campaign so we can say “thank you!”