Austria

HOW TO VOTE FROM AUSTRIA

Who We Are 

Democrats Abroad is the official arm of the Democratic Party representing Americans who live outside the US. Our mission is to to provide Americans living in Austria a voice in our government and to elect Democrats by mobilizing the overseas vote.

 

Our Caucuses

We have several active caucuses that focus on specific progressive issues/groups:

  • Black Caucus
  • LGBTQ+
  • Progressive Caucus
  • Solidarity Sundays
  • Women’s Caucus
  • Youth Caucus

 

Our Activities

These range from monthly get-togethers, lectures, panel discussions, film screenings, and guest speakers to political rallies and marches!  And more…

 

Are you an American in Austria? Become a DA member!

We keep you informed.

Contact: [email protected]

 

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DA Austria Leadership:

Richard Miller
Faith Herbold
| Vice Chair, Black Caucus co-Coordinator
Marcy Fowler
| Secretary, IT Coordinator
Diego Heatherman
| Treasurer
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  • News

    URGENT Ballot Curing Resources for AZ, CA, CO, NV, OR, and WA Voters

    We urge all voters who voted in the November 8 midterm elections in AZ, CA, CO, NV, OR, or WA to confirm that your ballot arrived and was counted without issue. Control of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate will be decided by just a handful of votes in these states. Please act now and double check!

    If there are issues preventing your ballot from being counted, these states allow you to "cure" you ballot. This essentially means fixing issues such as mismatched or missing signatures or dates on the ballot materials you returned (note that the issues that can be "cured" do vary by state). Deadlines and processes to remedy issues vary by state. Details are listed below alphabetically by state. 

    If there are issues with your ballot, please immediately get in touch with your local election office!

    If you have any questions or require help, please write to [email protected].

    We have teams standing by to make sure that your vote gets counted!

     

    Arizona 

    Deadline to fix ballot issue: November 16, 5:00pm US Mountain Time

    Link to look up ballot status online:* https://my.arizona.vote/AbsenteeTracker.aspx 

    Look up contact information for local election office: www.votefromabroad.org/states/az 


    California

    Deadline to fix ballot issue: December 6, 5:00pm US Pacific Time

    Link to look up ballot status online:* https://california.ballottrax.net/voter/ 

    Look up contact information for local election office: www.votefromabroad.org/states/ca  


    Colorado

    Deadline to fix ballot issue: November 16

    Link to look up ballot status online:* https://colorado.ballottrax.net/voter/

    Look up contact information for local election office: www.votefromabroad.org/states/co 

    New! You can also fix ballot issues by text: Txt2Cure FAQs (will likely only work cell phones that have US number)


    Nevada

    Deadline to fix ballot issue: November 14, 5:00pm US Pacific Time

    Link to look up ballot status online:* https://www.nvsos.gov/votersearch/

    Look up contact information for local election office: www.votefromabroad.org/states/nv

    Some Nevada counties have online signature curing resources, see www.nvsos.gov/sos/elections/voters/cure

     

    Oregon

    Deadline to fix ballot issue: November 22

    Link to look up ballot status online:* https://secure.sos.state.or.us/orestar/vr/showVoterSearch.do

    Look up contact information for local election office: www.votefromabroad.org/states/or


    Washington

    Deadline to fix ballot issue: November 28

    Link to look up ballot status online:* https://voter.votewa.gov/WhereToVote.aspx

    Look up contact information for local election office: www.votefromabroad.org/states/wa

     

    *If accessing this page outside of the United States, you may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN). More on using a VPN here: https://www.votefromabroad.org/faqs/TI1 

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    In November

     

    In This Issue —

    Events:

    • Election Night Party on November 8
    • Experienced Dems Meet-up
    • Thanksgiving: A Feast with all the Fixings
    • Punsching for Democracy – TBA

    Issues & Actions:

    • It’s All on the Line
    • $15,000/day – You read that right

    Midterm Election News:

    • Vote from Austria! – Voter Information Guide
    • Information for Ballot Access & Return
    • DHL 20% Discount

     

    Our Executive Committee meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month. Our next meeting will be held in person and online on: Thursday, November 10, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. Members are welcome to join us at the meetings. Please contact Richard at [email protected] to join.

    DA Austria is making a strong effort to include in our monthly newsletter all the information you need to stay up to date. By sending you fewer emails, we hope you will read those you receive. Thanks for reading!

     

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    Message from the Chair

    Less than a week to go until election day! Volunteers are making thousands of calls in a final push to get voters to request and send back their ballot. If you are among those who still need to mail in your ballot, please consider sending it by DHL, where Democrats Abroad has negotiated a 20% discount for Americans - just use the code USA20. More information is on our Vote from Austria page. So much is riding on this election! If you have voted, please click here. The more members who self-report, the less money and volunteer time we have to spend! Come join us for a drink and conversation at our Election Night Party on Tuesday, Nov. 8. I know we won’t have results yet, but we will celebrate our efforts with the hope that we have even more to celebrate the following day!

    — Richard Miller, Chair Democrats Abroad Austria

    Still haven't voted? There may still be time!

    www.votefromabroad.org/states

     


    Events:

    Election Night Party

    When: Election Day, Tuesday, November 8

    Time: 8:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. (November 9)

    Where: The Long Hall Bar Vienna. RSVP for details

    What: Join DA Austria as we celebrate our efforts in getting out the vote and watch as the first results come in.

     

    Experienced Dems Meet-up

    When: Tuesday, November, 22

    Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

    Where: Café Museum, Operngasse 7, Vienna 1010

     

    Giving Thanks: A Feast with all the Fixings

    When: Thursday, November 24

    Time: 6:30-10:30 p.m.

    Where: Melker Stiftskeller, Schottengasse 3, Vienna 1010.

    What: The restaurant will prepare turkey with all the fixings, including a famous aunt's stuffing recipe. Please bring a pie or other dessert to share. Let us know if you can contribute a family favorite!

    Drinks are not included and you pay those separately with the restaurant.

    The price is $30 for adults, $26 for vegetarians, and $12 for children 12 and under. Please purchase your tickets on the link after you've RSVP'd. Euro/US Dollar ticket price is the same.

    Tickets: RSVP for details

     


    Issues & Actions:

    It’s All on the Line

    It’s hard to believe that races in solidly blue states like California, New York, and Rhode Island may elect Republican candidates this cycle. You may normally feel that your vote doesn’t count, but this year it’s all on the line. Don’t have regrets on November 9 — Vote NOW. Really, what are you waiting for? Go to VoteFromAbroad.org to see if you can still request and return your ballot – there’s still time to do so in many states!

     

    $15,000/day – You Read that Right

    Democrats Abroad has run a massive global outreach effort this year to ensure that more overseas voters than ever know they have the right to vote and return their ballots. DA has spent upwards to $15,000 per day since September on phonebanking, texting, postal mailing, and digital ad campaigns – all targeted at voters abroad from must-win states like Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania and even Orange County, California.

    With your help, we can reach more voters abroad in these final days. Thank you to those of you who have already generously donated recently to help fund these efforts. If you’ve been unable to volunteer, but would still like to support our phonebanking programs, please consider making a donation at www.democratsabroad.org/donate.

     


    Midterm Election News:

    Vote from Austria! – Voter Information Guide

    Democrats Abroad has created a one stop spot for answering your voting questions. Please share this guide with friends and colleagues who may have questions. Check it out here!

     

    Information for Ballot Access & Return

    General information by state at www.votefromabroad.org/states

    And state-specific guides for states that often have more barriers to accessing and/or returning ballots:

    GA ballot return guide

    MI ballot return guide

    PA ballot download guide

    TX ballot return guide

    Ballot Tracking Info

    By state at www.votefromabroad.org/states



    DHL Discount to the U.S.A.

    If your state requires postal mail ballot return, most likely, the BEST option you still have to get your ballot back by your state’s deadline is to use a courier service. Please confirm your State’s “ballot received by” deadline here.

    DA Austria has arranged with DHL a discount to send mail (including your ballot) from Austria to the US. The discount is available from Sept. 15 to Nov. 30, 2022. Packages can be sent from DHL Express Flagship Stores and Service Points.

    Use USA20 for a 20% discount. More information and details are here: https://www.simplydhl.com/at/usa2022

    A few tips:

    → Please do not use an online booking service if your state requires a postmark to be on the outside envelope AND your ballot might arrive close to or after Nov 8. Remember, it can take 4-5 days for courier service to arrive.

    → DHL cannot send to a P.O. Box! Be sure to confirm a street address with your local election official if a P.O. Box is the return address on your ballot.

    → Do NOT require a signature for receipt.

    → Some states allow ballots to be postmarked by Nov 8 and received AFTER Nov 8. Find out your state’s requirements here.

    📌 Remember! Only use a mail service if you cannot return your ballot electronically 📌

     


    Thank you for reading the November Newsletter! Thank you for being a voter!

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Monday, November 28, 2022 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 32 rsvps
    Zoom Webinar in Washington, DC

    Progressive Power in the Midterms and Beyond

    Impressive progressive candidates and their policies succeeded coast to coast this November! Join special guest speakers to celebrate our victories, soberly consider the obstacles we faced, and recommit to achieving even more success. We’ve invited elected progressive U.S. Representatives, as well as leading voices from progressive organizing, journalism, and academics.

    This is a proDA Monthly Mondays for Progressive Minds event.

    Thanks to our co-sponsors: Reparations Task Force, proDA Austria, proDA Germany

    RSVP below for the Zoom link!

    While there is no donation required to attend, the suggested donation for this event is $10. Click here to donate. Help Raphael Warnock win in Georgia December 6th!

    Vancouver, CA 9:00 - 10:30 am
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    Vienna, AT 6:00 - 7:30 pm
    Nairobi, Kenya 8:00 - 10:30 pm
    Mumbai, India 10:30 - 12:00 am

     

    Tuesday, December 06, 2022 at 06:00 PM Vienna Time

    Punsching for Democracy

    Join your fellow Democrats Abroad members and friends for our annual holiday get together!

    This year we'll be at the Altes AKH Christmas Market in the 9th district to enjoy some holiday cheer and democratic discussion. Look for us eating Buchteln and drinking Punsch at Vollpension's stand at the market! 

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please call if you can't find us.

    Public transport to the Altes AKH: Subway: U2 Schottentor and tram 43 or 44 to Lange Gasse stop; Tram: 5, 33, 43 und 44 to Lange Gasse stop; Bus: 13A to Skodagasse