Welcome to Democrats Abroad Victoria!

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DA Victoria and the Islands (DAVI) is a chapter of DA Canada, the official country committee for US Democrats living in Canada.

We reach out to US citizens to encourage them to vote in US elections by helping them register to vote and keeping them informed on issues important to all of us. We also have lots of opportunities for anyone who wants to volunteer to help with our Get Out the Vote efforts!

Past DAVI events include the Women's Marches at Centennial Square, Tax Seminars, Fourth of July parties, Thanksgiving dinners, Election and Debate Watch parties, voter registration events, and pub meet-ups.

Please check our Events page and News page for more information about these events as well as notices of future events.

We also post voter and event information as well as current political news on social media. Please follow our Facebook page and SHARE the information!

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Victoria and the Islands, please contact us at:


DA Victoria Leadership:

Heidi Burch
| Global GOTV Chair/DA Canada Victoria Chapter Chair/ DA Canada DPCA Voting Representative
James Ham
| Vice Chair - DA Canada Victoria Chapter
Patricia Kostek
| Member at Large - DA Canada Victoria Chapter
Giles Hogya
| Member at Large - DA Canada Victoria Chapter, Past Chapter Chair / Past Country Chair
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  • News

    2020 DAVI Notice of AGM - March 31, 2020

    To All DAVI Members:

    After you RSVP, we will send an email with the link and instructions!

    The Victoria and the Islands Chapter of Democrats Abroad (DAVI) will be holding its 2020 Annual General Meeting:

    DATE: March 31, 2020

    TIME: 3:00 PM

    PLACE: THIS IS AN ONLINE MEETING VIA WEBEX ONLY! Please RSVP (below) and we'll send an email with the link and instructions

    RSVP: Online at: or Email us at:

    Let’s Get Out the Vote for a Democratic President, win back the US Senate, increase the majority in the US House AND increase Democratic Governors and State Legislatures all over the US!

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    Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary -- Ballots are Available NOW!

    Ballots are available now for the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary(GPP)! Democrats Abroad will send  delegates to the Democratic National Convention in July to vote for the Democratic presidential nominee. As with your state’s primary, the GPP will determine how the Democrats Abroad delegates will vote at the Convention.

    Voting in the DA Primary can give your vote more weight, up to 4 times the impact, as there are far fewer DA members than state voters. While tens of thousands of people will participate in the GPP this year, millions will vote in their home state. That means a vote in the GPP may be more powerful than a vote in your state’s presidential primary.

    On Feb 18th, Democrats Abroad sent out an email with a link to your GPP ballot, including instructions for sending it back in, either by email, fax, or postal mail. If you don’t see it, please check your Spam folder. Or go to and follow the instructions to download and submit a ballot.

    Here's how to send in your DA Primary ballot:

    1.  If returning by Email: send to:
      Your ballot must be received by midnight, Pacific Time, on March 10th, 2020

    2.  If returning by Fax, send to: +1 202 217-4277
      Your ballot must be received by March 10th, 2020

    3.  If returning by Mail, use this link to find the postal mail address for your country committee
      Your ballot must be received by March 11th, 2020.

    All DA members may participate in Democrats Abroad’s Global Presidential Primary and also in your state’s primary election. BUT there’s one major rule: you can only vote in one Presidential Primary, either Democrats Abroad’s Global Presidential Primary or your home state’s presidential primary.

    1. If you choose to vote in DA’s primary (for the Democratic presidential nominee), then you can still vote in your state’s primary--but you can’t vote for the presidential nominee again! Instead, you may vote only for the remaining offices on your state’s primary ballot (such as, US Senate, US House and any state and local offices on your ballot).

    2. If you decide not to vote in DA’s primary, then you may still vote in your state’s primary election and vote for your choice for the presidential nominee at that time.

      *But please note: If you’re interested in running for a Democrats Abroad delegate position to the Democratic National Convention in July, you don’t have to vote in the GPP, but you must attest that you did not vote in any other state primary for the Democratic nominee for President.

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