Democrats Abroad Australia (DAAU) is the official country committee for US Democrats living in Australia. Membership is available only to US citizens. Joining Democrats Abroad will enable you to vote in the Global Presidential Primary (GPP) and does not cancel your registration with your home state!
DA AUSTRALIA IS HOLDING GLOBAL PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY VOTING CENTRES AND BALLOT ASSISTANCE EVENTS IN 7 CITIES ACROSS AUSTRALIA - THIS IS WHERE YOU CAN VOTE FOR YOUR PREFERENCE FOR THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FROM OVERSEAS.
Your vote can have up to 4 times as much impact in the DA Primary versus your home state.
Any questions on the Global Presidential Primary? Head to www.democratsabroad.org/2020primary for more information. Do note, you may only vote once in a State primary, must be 18 by November 3rd 2020 and a U.S. citizen living in Australia.
We currently have active chapters in New South Wales (Sydney), Victoria (Melbourne), Australian Capital Territory (Canberra), South Australia (Adelaide), and Queensland (Brisbane). Be sure to check out upcoming events in these cities!
Once you have participated in the GPP, you can also vote from abroad and help Get Out the Vote. Once you have requested your ballot, we recommend that you share the www.votefromabroad.org website to other Americans or Australians who may know Americans! Everyone is welcome to like our Democrats Abroad Australia Facebook page.
Kent Getsinger, Chair
Democrats Abroad - Australia
DEMOCRATS ABROAD AUSTRALIA IS HOLDING FIVE OFFICIAL POLLING LOCATIONS FOR OVERSEAS US CITIZENS TO VOTE IN THE DEMOCRATS ABROAD GLOBAL PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY (GPP) FOR 2020!
So much is at stake in the 2020 Election and we want EVERY US Citizen who lives in Australia to vote - this is why we are having five polling locations with additional cities holding information sessions.
GPP VOTING DAY IS SATURDAY 7TH MARCH 2020!
Times vary by location below:
- ADELAIDE, SA (11:00am - 4:00pm) - Gilbert Street Hotel, 88 Gilbert Street, Adelaide, SA 5000
- BRISBANE, QLD (4:00pm - 7:00pm) - Pig & Whistle Riverside, Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle St, Brisbane, QLD 4000
- CANBERRA, ACT (9:00am - 2:00pm) - King O’Malley’s, 131 City Walk, Canberra, ACT 2601
- MELBOURNE, VIC (9:00am - 3:00pm) - Community Hub at The Dock Multipurpose Room, Level 1, 912 Collins Street, Docklands, VIC 3008
- SYDNEY, NSW (11:00am - 4:00pm) - Palace Hotel, 730 George Street, Haymarket NSW 2000
In addition, there are Voting Information Centres* planned for the following cities, locations and times TBD:
*Voting Information Centres will not officially collect ballots but will have ballots on hand that members can fill out and scan to return to the secure electronic ballot e-mail address.
If you cannot make it to one of the locations on Saturday 7th March, absentee voting will be available from 18 February to 10 March 2020. Ballots can be returned to a secure e-mail address (preferred) OR a PO Box in Adelaide, SA. Details forthcoming.
US Citizens must join Democrats Abroad to vote, same day registration is permitted. Join us today at www.democratsabroad.org/join!
Democrats Abroad Australia also encourages all US Citizens to also register to vote in down-ballot races in your home state (if permitted). NOTE that you may only vote ONCE for the Presidential Candidate either in the Democrats Abroad Primary OR your home state - NOT BOTH!
You can request your State primary ballot at www.VoteFromAbroad.org - follow the steps on the website
Voting Information Guide forthcoming!
As part of a full week of Global Presidential Primary promotion, join us for a USA happy hour at Bar Spritz.
We'll enjoy the best view of Brisbane with our signs and flags up high, letting folks passing by about the upcoming Democrats Abroad primary election coming up on Saturday March 7.
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