Canada's Capital Region


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Parliament Hill Ottawa

View of the Centre Block and Peace Tower
on Parliament Hill in Ottawa

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Too late to drop ballots at Embassy's & Consulates


It’s too late to drop off your ballot at the Embassy or Consulate, and questionable timing if sending by postal mail but don’t despair. DemsAbroad Canada has enrolled in the UPS Member Benefits Program to offer an alternative, with up to 50% savings off published shipping rates*This is an ongoing savings benefit – it does not expire on Nov. 3rd!




The Canada’s Capital Region chapter of Democrats Abroad Canada is the official home for U.S. Democrats living in eastern Ontario and southwestern Quebec. Our membership territory includes the communities of Ottawa, Gatineau, Chelsea, Wakefield, Petawawa, Stittsville, Lanark, Kingston, Chelsea, Bath, Kemptville, Almonte, Carleton Place, Cumberland, Cornwall, Morrisburg, and more.

In 2016, only 33,000 Americans living in Canada cast a ballot in the General Election. With 15-days remaining, 75% of the members of DemsAbroad Canada have engaged with requesting a ballot in this critical election. Take a moment to request your ballot to be a part of the blue tsunami from Canada at

Hundreds of American citizen volunteers across Canada are working to educate all eligible U.S. voters on their right to vote and how to get their ballots to vote in every election. That includes Canadians who were born in the U.S. and those born in Canada to an American parent(s), who therefore have the right to vote. Americans living in Canada CAN deliver the difference in close elections.

Go to today to register for your ballot.

The chapter is also a peer-group resource for U.S. citizens looking for help with taxes and passports, and even social gatherings.

Volunteers are always needed to help grow our base, to reach out to find new friends, and to help get out the vote.
Please contact us if you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad’s central missions: to help American citizens register to vote, and then to ensure they do!

David Schellenberg, Chapter Co-Chair
Rachel Eugster, Chapter Co-Chair
Democrats Abroad - Canada's Capital Region

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DA Canada's Capital Region Leadership:

Lissette Wright
| Global Treasurer + Canada Treasurer | Democrats Abroad
David Schellenberg
| Canada's Capital Region Chapter Co-Chair / DPCA Voting Rep
Rachel Eugster
| Canada's Capital Region chapter Co-Chair / DPCA Voting Rep/Blue Vote Cafe co-host
Larry Rousseau
| Canada's Capital Region French language media spokesperson
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  • News

    Canada's Capital Region Hosts a Virtual Cocktail Party on the Third Tuesday of Every Month

    Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Canada's Capital Region chapter of Democrats Abroad has held a Third Tuesday virtual cocktail party. A decided silver lining to the fact that we cannot currently gather in person has been that members throughout our far-flung area have been able to participate in chapter events, some for the first time.

    We try to post an event listing for each event, and hope that you will rsvp to give us a sense of how many people may attend. Note that while we meet virtually, Parliament's address is entered into the booking system to ensure that our event shows up on the map.

    To avoid the intrusion of uninvited guests, we will email the log-in information to chapter members on the day of the event. If you don't get chapter emails, you can request this info by email. However, we recommend that you opt in to receiving mail from your local chapter, at least between now and November 3! DA has  recently added a feature that will allow you to choose what kinds of email to receive (chapter, regional. global).

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    Submitting your sealed ballot to the U.S. Embassy:  We'd be happy to accept your sealed voting ballot! Once it is received, we will send it to election officials via diplomatic pouch. Please note that it may be faster for you to mail your ballot directly to election officials using the appropriate postage and the fastest method of mailing available. 

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