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2023 Annual General Meeting

The 2023 Annual General Meeting of Democrats Abroad Switzerland will take place in person on Sunday, January 15th!

We will be electing our leaders for 2023-2025; they will guide us through our social, educational, and political events leading up to the 2024 Election.

Are you interested in attending? Please RSVP on the event page here.

Learn about the candidates here.

Not a member yet but want to participate in the elections? Join here.

Want to cast a ballot but not able to attend? Request a proxy form by emailing [email protected].

TENTATIVE AGENDA

Topic Time Responsibility
1. Call to Order 13:00 Chair, Eric Burns
2. Approval of 2022 AGM Minutes 13:05 - 13:10 Interim Secretary, Tory Mallet
3. Treasurer's Report (2021 and 2022) 13:15 - 13:25 Acting Treasurer, Liz Voss
4. Auditor's Report (2021 and 2022) 13:25 - 13:35 Auditor, Sam Carmalt
5. Approval of Auditor for 2023/2024 13:35 - 13:40 Chair, Eric Burns
6. Zurich Chapter Report 13:40 - 13:50 Chair, Kudah Mushambi
7. Basel Chapter Report 13:50 - 14:00 Chair, Ben Stewart
8. Suisse Romande Chapter Report 14:00 - 14:10

Co-Chairs,

Emily T. Blitz
Peter Butterfield

9. Break 14:10 - 14:20  
10. 2023/2024 National Elections, with Candidate Statements and nominations from the floor 14:20 - 16:00

Chair
Vice Chair
Secretary
Treasurer
Members-at-Large, 4 
DPCA Voting Reps, 3
Nominations and Elections Committee, Liz Voss and Ben Stewart
11. Call to Adjourn 16:30 Newly Elected Chair

2023 DACH Elections - Meet the Nominees!

NEW EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TO BE ELECTED AT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING JANUARY 15

The DA Switzerland 2023 Nominations and Elections Committee is pleased to announce that the Election of the 2023-2025 Executive Committee will take place during the 2023 Annual General Meeting, on Sunday, January 15th, at The Auld Dubliner in Basel. (See separate AGM announcement for details). We hope you will attend to hear our annual reports, to show support for the nominees, and, most importantly, to vote for the candidates of your choice. The offices to be elected are:

  1. Chair

  2. Vice Chair

  3. Secretary

  4. Treasurer

  5. Members-at-Large (4)

  6. DPCA Voting Representatives (3)

We thank all those who came forward to present themselves as candidates. See their names and statements below, as well as offices still seeking candidates.

VOTING METHOD

Meeting attendees who are DA members as of Friday, January 13th may vote. Ballots will be distributed to attendees at the meeting.

If you cannot participate in person, it is possible to vote by proxy: Request a proxy form from [email protected], identify a member you know who will attend, send a copy of your completed and signed proxy form to us by January 13th, and give the form to the attending member before the AGM. Any voter at the meeting may hold at most two proxies.

Voting by advance ballot will not be available.

ELECTION PROCESS

At the meeting, the eleven offices will be elected one by one, in the order shown above. For offices with zero nominees (only), nominations for office may be made from the floor, as write-in candidates. Floor nominees may be listed candidates who did not win their announced race and wish to run in another. All candidates will be given two minutes to address the members.

LIST OF CANDIDATES

Candidates are listed here within each office in alphabetic order by last name.

OFFICE: CHAIR (1)

Victoria Mallett (Basel)
Tory is a Texas voter who became politically engaged at a young age thanks to her very passionate Democratic parents. After earning a Bachelors in Political Science, Tory worked on campaigns at every level, from field intern to campaign manager. She has campaigned in four different states and has worked with, trained, and supervised hundreds (thousands?) of volunteers. She recently completed her doctorate in Sociology at the London School of Economics, where her research focused on the social dynamics of campaigning amidst local election reforms. Tory has served as Basel Chair and currently is the Interim Secretary for DA Switzerland.

OFFICE: VICE CHAIR (none)

OFFICE: SECRETARY (none)

OFFICE: TREASURER (1)

Peter Butterfield (Suisse Romande)

I wish to serve as Treasurer of Democrats Abroad Switzerland for the 2023-25 term. I’ve been active in DACH since about 2011 and have served already in a few elected posts. The work of Democrats Abroad to bring home the expat vote has become a key piece of Democratic success, and I wish to pitch in where I can to keep that good work going.

The Treasurer tracks DACH revenue and expenses, reports to the Executive Committee, recommends new-revenue action when needed, and prepares financial reports to the International Treasurer. I am not a finance professional; however as a small-business co-owner I have since 2002 kept the company’s books and done most of the tax filings, which experience give me confidence that handling the DACH financial duties fits well within my skill set. I want to see us meet our financial goals to help drive Democratic electoral success in 2024.

I ask your support in electing me Treasurer at our January 2023 Annual Meeting and Elections.

OFFICE: 4X: MEMBER-AT-LARGE (1)

Michael Williams (Suisse Romande)
I grew up in New York’s Hudson River Valley, and I vote in Jerry Nadler’s deep-blue Manhattan district. I worked for the United Nations in Geneva for 27 years on climate change and environmental issues. I am now retired and a naturalised Swiss citizen. I have taken some baby steps towards becoming active in DACH, now serving as a Member-at-large for the Suisse Romande chapter and as Media Coordinator at the national level. As our successes in 2022 recede into the rear-view mirror, we will soon need to face up to a challenging landscape in 2024. I hope I can play a stronger role in helping overseas American to engage in the 2024 elections.

OFFICE: 3X: DPCA VOTING REPRESENTATIVE (2)

Leedonal (Jazz) Moore (Zürich)
I would like to run for re-election in the role of DPCA Voting Rep. 
 
Serving DACH and DA in that capacity has been an honor and pleasure.
 
I hereby officially announce my candidacy.
Liz Voss (Basel)
Serving DACH as Secretary and Vice Chair has been an honor since I was appointed in 2017. As I focus more on my studies at University of Basel, I would like to continue to represent DACH at an international level as one of our DPCA Voting Representatives.
 

We encourage all Democrats to attend the election meeting on Sunday, January 15th, and to consider standing for one of the unfilled positions:

  • Vice Chair
  • Secretary
  • Member-at-Large (3 positions available)
  • DPCA Voting Rep (1 position available)

The DACH Nominations and Elections Committee
Liz Voss, Ben Stewart

Questions? Write [email protected]


2023-24 Call for Candidates

Democrats Abroad Switzerland (DACH) will elect a new Executive Committee (ExCom) at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Basel on Sunday January 15. Now is the time to heed the call for candidates and get involved! We especially encourage those who have some previous experience at any level in DACH registering voters or helping out in some capacity to step forward. Volunteers should be committed to being task oriented team players. We are a grassroots organization with a small budget and no paid staff. We meet monthly via video conferencing, and work and organize between meetings using Slack, an online team communications tool. Willingness to use this tool is necessary. If you enjoy working online, then a national position might be well suited to your skills!

Our primary mission is to use our various skills and enthusiasm to reach out and find Americans living in Switzerland and help them register to vote in upcoming US elections. There are many opportunities for activism and to work on political issues important to our members here in Switzerland and within our international organization (DA). Democrats Abroad has regular in-person meetings in Europe, Washington DC and other member countries that provide opportunities to train for the upcoming elections, to work together with other country committees on the DA platform, policies, and caucuses, and to hear stimulating political speakers. The ExCom guides the DA effort in Switzerland.

PLEASE CONSIDER RUNNING FOR AN OFFICE!

Executive Committee Officers

The ExCom is the leadership of DACH and is made up of twelve officers, of which eight will be elected at the AGM and four sit as ex-officio (Chapter Chairs and previous DACH Chair). Officers are elected for two-year terms and may serve two consecutive terms. Officers are members like you who volunteer their time and skills to represent and organize Democrats across Switzerland. The elected positions are listed below.

DPCA Voting Representatives

In addition to electing the ExCom at the AGM, we will elect three voting representatives to the Democratic Party Committee Abroad (DPCA). This is DA at the global level, which is part of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Each country committee, eg. Switzerland, sends reps to vote at DPCA global meetings. In 2023/24, we estimate that DACH will send five, of which our Chair and Vice-Chair are two. The three others are elected from among the DACH membership. You may run both for an ExCom office and to be DPCA Voting Rep.

Nominations Timeline

To run for a position, inform the Nominations Committee via email before the deadline of December 11th. Include your name, address, telephone number, email address, and a brief statement of intention to run. By December 21st we will distribute candidate names, short bios, and voting procedures to all members by email.

Elections will be held during the 2023 AGM on Sunday January 15th, from 2 to 5 PM, Clarastrasse 34, 4058 Basel. At the meeting, additional nominations will be allowed from the floor as described in our Bylaws. Be sure to attend the meeting and vote for your new ExCom!

By December 11, 2022 Members who wish to run for office shall inform the Chair of the NEC in writing (email)
December 21, 2022 The NEC will distribute to all current members of DACH a notice regarding the election meeting. The notice will include the names of all candidates and a brief summary of their qualifications
January 15, 2023 AGM and Elections

Officer Descriptions

You can follow this link to see excepts from the DACH Bylaws that describe the positions available.

In addition to officers at the DACH country level, we will also have elections this Spring for officers in the Basel, Suisse Romande, and Zürich chapters during their AGMs, so you can also run for local chapter positions.


Vote in the 2022 Midterms from Switzerland

This is a midterm election year — all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, 35 of the 100 Senate seats, and 39 gubernatorial seats are up for grabs in November. U.S. citizens have the right to vote in primary and general elections, no matter where in the world they live! If you're a U.S. citizen, dual-national, or will be 18 on November 8, 2022, you have the right to vote from abroad in US elections — including in the November 2022 midterms!

As a U.S. citizen, you can register to vote from abroad while living, working, or traveling overseas by submitting one form — the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). It doesn't matter if you were registered to vote before you left the U.S., how long you’ve lived outside the U.S., or if you've never resided in the U.S. at all. You have the right to vote!

The U.S. State Department recommends, “all U.S. citizens living abroad complete and submit a new Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) annually, to ensure you remain on your state’s voter rolls and to ensure your local election office has your up-to-date contact information.” Vote From Abroad provides all the information, forms, and support help in one place to make voting easy!

📌  Please note that there is NO IN-PERSON VOTING in Switzerland for the November election! 📌

✭ ✭ In 2022, these States must mail in the ballot. Vote as soon as you get your ballot! Don't wait to return your ballot! ✭  ✭

 Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Go to www.votefromabroad.org/states for specific  details


KEY POINTS FOR VOTING

  • Request your overseas ballot now! www.votefromabroad.org 
  • Ask on the request form (FPCA) that your ballot be sent to you by email
  • Submit your request form by email, if your state allows
  • Return your voted ballot electronically (email, upload, or fax), if your state allows 
  • If your state requires you to mail back your ballot:
    • Request your ballot NOW, so you’ll receive it on Sept 24 when counties start sending overseas ballots out (45 days before the election)
    • Download and vote your ballot as soon as you receive it
    • Use the diplomatic pouch (by Oct 2nd) or use a courier service to sent it back
  • Track your request form and your ballot
  • Questions? [email protected]

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What's covered on this page: 

1. Registering to vote and requesting your ballot

2. Confirming your request has been accepted

3. Receiving your ballot

4. Oct 1 and the ballot hasn’t arrived?

5. Voting your ballot

6. Returning your ballot

7. Checking twice to prevent mistakes

8. Confirming your ballot's arrival

9. What to do if you encounter difficulties

10. Getting your "I Voted from Switzerland" Stickers

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1. Registering to vote and requesting your ballot for the 2022 midterm elections

The first step is to request your ballot, and if need be, register to vote from abroad. You should do this every election year to ensure you remain on your state’s overseas voter rolls and to ensure your local election office has your up-to-date contact information. It’s important to register as an absentee voter from abroad because the ballots of US citizens voting from abroad have special protections and are different from the standard absentee ballot. 

Go to votefromabroad.org to fill out your Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) absentee ballot request — it takes 5-10 minutes! If you're not registered to vote, the FPCA also serves as a voter registration form. Choose the option to receive ballots by email.

The second step is to submit the FPCA absentee ballot request form to your local election office in the United States. Most states allow you to submit your FPCA directly from votefromabroad.org without the need to print it out. But some states require that you submit your completed form by email attachment, fax, or postal mail. State deadlines and submission methods can be found here.

If you have any questions while filling out your request form, go to the Vote from Abroad FAQ sectiontype your question in the website's chatbox (red circle in the bottom right-hand corner of each screen), or you can email us at [email protected] 


Watch a video on how to use www.votefromabroad.org in English or auf Deutsch.



2. Confirming your request has been accepted ✅

After submitting your FPCA absentee ballot request form, call or email your Local Election Official (LEO) to confirm they have received it and will be sending your ballot. Your LEO's contact information is listed in the instructions generated when you fill out your FPCA form at Vote from Abroad. You can also look up their contact info here

Most states provide a website where you can verify your voter status. To find your state's website, click here and scroll down to “Where Is My Ballot?"

3. Receiving your ballot 📬

Your overseas absentee ballot is not your standard absentee ballot back home! Thanks to the MOVE Act, all states must send FPCA-requested absentee ballots to overseas voters no later than 45 days before a federal election — this year that’s September 24, 2022

And, if requested, all states must send overseas voters their ballot by email.

You don't need to wait for ballots to arrive on September 24. If you're worried your ballot won't arrive on time, send in a Backup Ballot NOW. The Backup Ballot (Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot or FWAB) is specifically for overseas voters who are concerned they won't receive their official ballot in time to return it by the deadline. All details about the Backup Ballot can be found here.

4. Your ballot hasn’t arrived? 📭

Check your spam folder. Still no ballot? Contact your local election official here and confirm they’ve sent your ballot to you. Go to votefromabroad.org if you need to send in a new FPCA absentee ballot request form.

If you haven’t received your ballot by October 1 and your state requires postal mail return, we recommend you send in a Backup Ballot to make sure your vote gets to your state in time. All details about the Backup Ballot can be found here.

5. Voting your ballot 🗳️

It’s easy to get informed about candidates, ballot initiatives, and judicial candidates and important to vote your ballot completely. State and local races are critical in 2022! 

The simplest way is to vote for Democrats straight down the ballot. Some elected positions do not list a party affiliation, like school boards, judges, and others. To determine who to vote for in those cases, you can do the following: 

  • Google your county's local Democratic Party
  • Go to the League of Women Voters personalized ballot service 
  • Go to Ballotpedia - Example: google “Ballotpedia Arizona elections 2022”
  • Google the candidate's name to find their campaign website

6. There are lots of ways to return your ballot! 

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

Ballot return methods – by email, online, postal mail, fax – vary by state. Always return your ballot as quickly as possible, but especially if your state only allows postal mail return. Find your state's exact ballot return methods here.

If your state allows email, online upload, or fax for ballot return, please use these options as they’re not subject to delay! Here is more information on fax submission.

If your state requires postal mail return, see info below on options from Switzerland.

New Jersey Voters: Please note that New Jersey allows for email or fax returns, but requires that the ballot ALSO be sent by postal mail.

New York Voters: Here are instructions on how to fold the New York State General Election ballot.


Need help scanning your ballot?

Watch this video on how to scan using your smartphone.

If you don't have a scanning app on your phone, you can use Adobe Scan mobile app for iPhone & Android


International Postal Service: 

If your state requires postal mail ballot return, one option is to use express international mail from the Swiss Postal Service. Please remember mail service can be slow and send your ballot as soon as possible!

You should – and some states require you – to ask for a postmark or date stamp (Poststempelcachet de la poste, or timbro postale) to be placed on the outer envelope. Find out your state’s requirements here

 The U.S. Embassy/Consulate diplomatic pouch: The U.S. Consulate in Switzerland requests that ballots sent by the diplomatic post be dropped off no later than four weeks before the ballot due date. You will need to place your ballots in a U.S. postage paid return envelopes (usually provided with your ballot) or in envelopes bearing sufficient U.S. postage. You can download a free U.S. postage-paid return envelope template at FVAP.gov.

Please be aware that using the diplomatic pouch does not mean your ballot will arrive faster. It can take up to four weeks for the mail to reach its final destination. Use a Back-up Ballot to make the diplomatic pouch deadline if your regular ballot hasn’t arrived. Find out more here.

The U.S. Embassy and Consular Agency addresses in Switzerland are: 

U.S. Embassy Bern
Sulgeneckstrasse 19
3007 Bern
Hours: Weekdays, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. (Closed U.S. and Swiss holidays)

U.S. Consular Agency Zürich
Dufourstrasse 101
3rd floor
8008 Zürich
Hours: Mon/Tues/Thurs, 10 AM to 1 PM; Wed, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM. (Closed on Fridays and U.S. and Swiss holidays)
Directions: Take Tram 2 or Tram 4 in the direction of Tiefenbrunnen to the stop "Feldeggstrasse."

U.S. Consular Agency Geneva
Rue François-Versonnex 7
1207 Geneva
Hours: Mon, 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM; Wed, 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM; Thurs, 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM to 2 PM. (Closed on Tuesdays, Fridays, and U.S. and Swiss holidays)

More information is on the website. 

 Courier Service:

If your state requires postal mail ballot return, the quickest option is to use a courier service.

Even with expedited courier services though, ballots still take several days to get to the United States. Please send your ballot as soon as possible! Do not wait! You should – and some states require you – ask for a postmark or date stamp (Poststempelcachet de la poste, or timbro postale) to be placed on the outer envelope. Find out your state’s requirements here. We do not recommend booking or paying online with any courier service. You will not receive a postmark if you book or pay online.

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

7. Checking twice to prevent mistakes 👀

When filling out and packaging your ballot, don't forget to review the instructions carefully. Don't let human error spoil your ballot!

Regardless of how you send in your ballot, remember that you – the voter – must be the one who places it “in the mail.” In some states, it is unlawful for any other person to handle your voted ballot, even if it is sealed. Unsure? Find out your state’s requirements here

8. Confirming your ballot's arrival at your local election office in the United States ✓✓

Once you've sent your ballot, follow up with your local election official to make sure that it arrived and will be counted. Please do not just assume that your ballot has made it! 

The easiest way to ensure your ballot has arrived is to go to "Track Your Ballot" on your state’s website. You can also look up your local election office's contact details here and contact them directly. They may be experiencing a high volume of calls, so you may need to be persistent to get through to someone.

9. Having trouble? Need help? 😕

We understand that the voting process to some states can be confusing — that's why we're here to help! Send us an email at [email protected] or contact [email protected]

Or, a one-on-one live voter help is just a Zoom away! Click in to ZoomTheVote, hosted and staffed by experienced VoteFromAbroad voter helpers, from anywhere in the world. Tuesdays and Wednesdays from noon-4pm EDT and Sundays from 11am-3pm EDT. Link to join is here: https://qrco.de/bbh0zg Please share widely!

 

 

10. Get your "I Voted from Switzerland" sticker

Thank you for voting! If you would like to print an “I Voted from Switzerland” sticker go here.


Registration Deadlines for the 2022 Midterms

The 2022 Midterms are around the corner! Check the chart below for your state's registration and ballot request deadlines. Make sure you visit VoteFromAbroad.org as soon as possible to register to vote and/or request your ballot.

State Registration Deadline Ballot Request Deadline Ballot Return Deadline
Mississippi
Rec'd by Sept. 29, 2022 Varies; check with your Local Election Official (LEO)

Mail:
Postmarked by Nov. 8 and rec'd within 5 days

Email or Fax:
Rec'd by Nov. 8 at 7 PM

Alaska

Mail:
Postmarked by Oct. 9, 2022

Email or Fax:
Rec'd by Oct. 9

Mail:
Rec'd by Oct. 29

Email/Fax/Online:
Rec'd by Nov. 7

Mail:
Postmarked by Nov. 8 and rec'd within 15 days

Fax:
Rec'd by Nov. 8

South Carolina

Email/Fax/Online:
Rec'd by Oct. 9, 2022

Mail:
Postmarked by Oct. 11

Rec'd by Nov. 8 at 7 PM

Email or Fax:
Rec'd by Nov. 8 at 7 PM

Mail:
Postmarked by Nov. 8 at 7 PM
if only sent by mail, rec'd by Nov. 10 at 5 PM

Illinois

Rec'd by Oct. 9, 2022

Rec'd by Oct. 29

Postmarked by Nov. 8 and rec'd within 14 days

Rhode Island

Rec'd by Oct. 9, 2022

Rec'd by Oct. 18

Rec'd by Nov. 15

Arkansas*

Postmarked by Oct. 10, 2022

Rec'd by Nov. 1

Postmarked by Nov. 8 and rec'd within 10 days

Louisiana*

Mail:
Postmarked by Oct. 10, 2022

Email or Fax:
Rec'd by Oct. 10

Online:
Rec'd by Oct. 18

Rec'd by Nov. 7

Rec'd by Nov. 8 at 8 PM

Kentucky

Mail:
Postmarked by Oct. 10, 2022

Email or Fax:
Rec'd by Oct. 10 at 4 PM

Rec'd by Nov. 1

Rec'd by Nov. 8 at 6 PM

Florida

Postmarked by Oct. 11, 2022

Mail:
Rec'd by Oct. 29

Email/Fax/Online:
Rec'd by Nov. 8

Mail:
Postmarked by Nov. 8 and rec'd within 10 days

Fax:
Rec'd by Nov. 8

New Mexico

Mail:
Postmarked by Oct. 11, 2022

Email or Fax:
Rec'd by Oct. 11

Rec'd by Nov. 3

Rec'd by Nov. 8 at 7 PM

Ohio

Rec'd by Oct. 11, 2022

Rec'd by Nov. 5 at noon

Sent by Nov. 8 at 12:01 AM and rec'd within 10 days

Georgia*

Rec'd by Oct. 11, 2022

Rec'd by Oct. 28

Postmarked by Nov. 8 and rec'd within 3 days

Oklahoma

Mail:
Postmarked by Oct. 14, 2022

Email or Fax:
Rec'd by Oct. 14

Rec'd by Oct. 24 at 5 PM

Rec'd by Nov. 8 at 7 PM

Idaho

Rec'd by Oct. 14, 2022

Rec'd by Oct. 28

Rec'd by Nov. 8

Virginia 

Rec'd by Oct. 17, 2022

Rec'd by Oct. 28 at 5 PM

Postmarked by Nov. 8 and rec'd by noon within 3 days

Maryland

Mail:
Postmarked by Oct. 18, 2022

Online:
Rec'd by Oct. 18 at 11:59 PM

Mail:
Rec'd by Nov. 1 at 8 PM

Fax:
Rec'd by Nov. 1 at 11:59 PM

Email or Online:
Rec'd by Nov. 4 at 11:59 PM

Postmarked by Nov. 8 and rec'd within 10 days

Oregon

Mail:
Postmarked by Oct. 18, 2022

Email or Fax:
Rec'd by Oct. 18

Online:
Rec'd by Oct. 18 at 11:59 PM

Mail:
Rec'd by Nov. 3

Email/Fax/Online:
Rec'd by Nov. 8

Postmarked by Nov. 8 and rec'd within 7 days

West Virginia

Rec'd Oct. 18, 2022

Rec'd by Nov. 2

Email or Fax:
Rec'd by Nov. 8

Mail:
Rec'd by Nov. 14

New Jersey

Rec'd by Oct. 18, 2022

Mail:
Rec'd by Nov. 1

Email or Fax:
Rec'd by Nov. 4

Postmarked by Nov. 8 and rec'd within 6 days

Washington, DC

Rec'd by Oct. 18, 2022

Rec'd by Nov. 5

Email or Fax:
Rec'd by Nov. 8

Mail:
Rec'd by Nov. 15, 2022

Wisconsin

Postmarked by Oct. 19, 2022

Rec'd by Nov. 3 at 5 PM

Rec'd by Nov. 8 at 8 PM

Texas Rec'd by Oct. 19, 2022 Rec'd by Oct. 28 Rec'd by Nov. 14
New York Rec'd by Oct. 19, 2022 Rec'd by Nov. 1 Postmarked by Nov. 7 and rec'd within 7 days
Nebraska

Mail:
Postmarked by Oct. 21, 2022

Email or Fax:
Rec'd by Oct. 21

Rec'd by Oct. 28 at 8 PM Rec'd by Nov. 8 at 8 PM
Alabama

Postmarked by Oct. 24, 2022

Rec'd by Nov. 1 Postmarked by Nov. 8 and rec'd within 7 days
Delaware

Mail:
Postmarked by Oct. 24, 2022

Email or Fax:
Rec'd by Oct. 24

Mail:
Rec'd by Nov. 4 at 4:30 PM

Email/Fax/Online:
Rec'd by Nov. 7 at noon

Rec'd by Nov. 8 at 8 PM
California

Mail:
Postmarked by Oct. 24, 2022

Fax or Online:
Rec'd by Oct. 24

Rec'd by Nov. 1

Mail:
Postmarked by Nov. 8 and rec'd within 7 days

Fax:
Rec'd by Nov. 8 at 8 PM

Wyoming

Rec'd by Oct. 24, 2022

Rec'd by Nov. 7

Rec'd by Nov 8 at 7 PM

Pennsylvania

Mail:
Rec'd by Oct. 24, 2022

Email or Fax:
Rec'd by Oct. 24 at 11:59 PM

Rec'd by Nov. 7

Postmarked by Nov. 7 and rec'd by Nov. 15 at 5 PM

South Dakota

Rec'd by Oct. 24, 2022 at 5 PM

Rec'd by Nov. 7 at 5 PM

Rec'd by Nov. 8 at 7 PM

Utah

Mail:
Rec'd by Oct. 28, 2022

Online:
Rec'd by Oct. 28 at 5 PM

Rec'd by Nov. 3 at 5 PM

Mail:
Postmarked by Nov. 7 and rec'd within 13 days

Email or Fax:
Rec'd by Nov. 8 at 12:01 AM

Hawaii

Postmarked by Oct. 31, 2022

Rec'd by Nov. 1 at 4:30 PM

Rec'd by Nov. 8 at 7 PM

Indiana Mail:
Rec'd by Oct. 31, 2022

Email or Fax:
Rec'd by Oct. 31 at 11:59 PM
Mail:
Rec'd by Oct. 27 at 11:59 PM

Email/Fax/Online:
Rec'd by Nov. 7 at Noon

Mail:
Postmarked by Nov. 8 and rec'd within 10 days

Email or Fax:
Rec'd by Nov. 8 at 6 PM

Tennessee Rec'd by Nov. 1, 2022 Rec'd by Nov. 1

Rec'd by Nov. 8 at 8 PM

Connecticut Rec'd by Nov. 1, 2022 Rec'd by Nov. 7

Rec'd by Nov. 8 at 8 PM

Missouri Rec'd by Nov. 4, 2022 Rec'd by Nov. 4

Mail:
Postmarked by Nov. 8 and rec'd within 3 days

Email or Fax:
Rec'd by Nov. 8

North Carolina

Rec'd by Nov. 7, 2022 at 5 PM

Rec'd by Nov. 7 at 5 PM

Email/Fax/Online:
Rec'd by Nov. 8 at 7:30 PM

Mail:
Postmarked by Nov. 8 and rec'd by Nov. 17 at 5 PM

Maine

Rec'd by Nov. 7, 2022 at 5 PM

Rec'd by Nov. 7 at 5 PM

Rec'd by Nov. 8 at 8 PM

Kansas

Mail:
Postmarked by Nov. 8, 2022

Email or Fax:
Rec'd by Nov. 8

Sent by Nov. 8

Rec'd by Nov. 8

Colorado

Postmarked by Nov. 8, 2022 and rec'd within 8 days

Varies; check with your LEO

Postmarked by Nov. 8 at 7 PM and rec'd within 8 days

Nevada

Email/Fax/Mail:
Rec'd by Nov. 8, 2022

Online:
Rec'd by Nov. 8 at 7 PM

Email/Fax/Mail:
Rec'd by Nov. 8, 2022

Online:
Rec'd by Nov. 8 at 7 PM

Mail:
Postmarked by Nov. 8 and rec'd within 4 days

Email/Fax/Online:
Rec'd by Nov. 8 at 7 PM

Washington

Rec'd by Nov. 8, 2022

Not required

Mail:
Postmarked by Nov. 8

Email/Fax/Online:
Rec'd by Nov. 8 at 8 PM

Minnesota

Rec'd by Nov. 8, 2022

Rec'd by Nov. 8

Rec'd by Nov. 8 at 8 PM

Vermont

Rec'd by Nov. 8, 2022

Sent by Nov. 7 at 5 PM

Rec'd by Nov. 8

New Hampshire

Rec'd by Nov. 8, 2022

Rec'd by Nov. 7 at 5 PM

Rec'd by Nov. 8 at 5 PM

Arizona

Rec'd by Nov. 8, 2022 at 7 PM

Rec'd by Nov. 8 at 6:59 PM

Rec'd by Nov. 8 at 7 PM

Montana

Rec'd by Nov. 8, 2022 at 8 PM

Rec'd by Nov. 8 at 8 PM

Mail:
Rec'd by Nov. 8 at 8 PM

Email/Fax/Online:
Sent by Nov. 8 at 8 PM

Iowa Not required Rec'd by Nov. 7, 2022

Mail:
Postmarked by Nov. 7 and rec'd within 6 days

Online or Fax:
Rec'd by Nov. 8 at 8 PM

North Dakota Not required Rec'd by Nov. 7, 2022

Mail:
Postmarked by Nov. 7 and rec'd within 13 days

Email/Online/Fax:
Rec'd by Nov. 7 at 11:59 PM

Massachusetts Not required Rec'd by Nov. 2, 2022

Mail:
Postmarked by Nov. 8 and rec'd within 10 days

Email or Fax:
Rec'd by Nov. 8 at 8 PM

Michigan Varies; check with your LEO Rec'd by Nov. 5, 2022 at 2 PM Rec'd by Nov. 8 at 8 PM

* State has a General Election Runoff. See the next chart for this information.

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DCCC Reception and Dinner with Adam Schiff and Sean Patrick Maloney

A friend of DA in Geneva will host Democratic U.S. House Representatives Adam Schiff (CA) and Sean Patrick Maloney (NY) at a gala evening event. This will be an apéro with a chance to hear and meet the two congress members, to be followed by a private dinner for special guests. This is a fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Democrats Abroad is not a sponsor but is happy to publicize such events of special interest to our members. Special donation rates are available to Democrats Abroad members.

When: October 3, 2022 | 6 PM
Where: A private residence in Geneva | will be provided upon ticket purchase.
Tickets: https://act.dccc.org/a/geneva2022


Final 2022 Primary Elections

The final 2022 Midterm primary elections are coming up in August and September! Here's a state-by-state look at the upcoming primaries. If you'd like to take a look at the ballot, click on the state name on Ballotpedia, from which this list was compiled.

Be sure your vote counts and register and request your absentee ballot at VotefromAbroad.org.

Alaska    
  Alaska statewide primary August 16, 2022
  Special election for AK's At-Large Congressional District August 16, 2022
Delaware    
  Delaware statewide primary September 13, 2022
Florida    
  Florida statewide primary August 23, 2022
Guam    
  Guam territory primary election August 27, 2022
Hawaii    
  Hawaii statewide primary August 13, 2022
Massachusetts    
  Massachusetts statewide primary September 6, 2022
New Hampshire    
  New Hampshire statewide primary September 13, 2022
New York    
  NY District 19 special general election August 23, 2022
  NY District 23 special general election August 23, 2022
  NY statewide congressional and state Senate primary August 23, 2022
Oklahoma    
  Oklahoma statewide primary runoff August 23, 2022
  Oklahoma special primary runoff for US Senate August 23, 2022
Rhode Island    
  Rhode Island statewide primary September 13, 2022
  Rhode Island statewide primary runoff September 24, 2022
South Dakota    
  South Dakota statewide primary runoff August 16, 2022
Wyoming    
  Wyoming statewide primary August 16, 2022

 


Midterm Primaries Heat Up

The 2022 midterm primary season is heating up in July and August! Here's a state-by-state look at the upcoming primaries. If you'd like to take a look at the ballot, click on the state name on Ballotpedia, where this list was compiled.

Be sure your vote counts and register and request your absentee ballot at VotefromAbroad.org.

Alaska    
  Alaska statewide primary August 16, 2022
  Special election for Alaska's At-Large Congressional District August 16, 2022
Arizona    
  Arizona statewide primary August 2, 2022
Connecticut    
  Connecticut statewide primary August 9, 2022
Hawaii    
  Hawaii statewide primary August 13, 2022
Kansas    
  Kansas statewide primary election August 2, 2022
  KS State Senate District 38 special election primary August 2, 2022
Maryland    
  Maryland statewide primary July 19, 2022
Michigan    
  Michigan statewide primary August 2, 2022
Minnesota    
  Minnesota's 1st Congressional District special general August 9, 2022
  Minnesota statewide primary August 9, 2022
Mississippi    
  Special general election for MS HD 119 July 19, 2022
  Special general runoff for MS HD 119
August 9, 2022
Missouri    
  Missouri statewide primary August 2, 2022
North Carolina    
  North Carolina primary runoff date if federal offices are involved July 26, 2022
Ohio    
  Ohio statewide primary (state legislature) August 2, 2022
South Dakota    
  South Dakota statewide primary runoff August 16, 2022
Tennessee    
  Tennessee statewide primary August 4, 2022
Vermont    
  Vermont statewide primary August 9, 2022
Virgin Islands    
  U.S. Virgin Islands primary election August 6, 2022
Washington    
  Special election for Washington State Senate District 27 August 2, 2022
  Washington statewide primary August 2, 2022
  Special election for Washington Secretary of State August 2, 2022
Wisconsin    
  Wisconsin fall statewide primary August 9, 2022
Wyoming    
  Wyoming statewide primary August 16, 2022

 


You're Invited to an Independence Day Party!

Dear Swiss Democrats,

We would be delighted for you, your family, and your friends to join us on July 3rd at the charming Köniz Castle in Bern, to celebrate Independence Day! It’s exciting to be able to host our first nationwide event since the beginning of the pandemic, and to have a chance to reconnect with old friends as well as meet Dems new to Switzerland. We’ve organized a grill picnic, games, face-painting, and a US news trivia contest with prizes.

See all the details below, and don’t forget to RSVP!

When:  Sunday, July 3, 2022 | 2:00 – 7:00 PM

Where: Schloss Köniz (http://www.kulturhof.ch/; http://goo.gl/maps/mPyAiLiPBeFsqyK57)

Public transport: From the Bern Hauptbahnhof train station, take Bus 10 (direction Schliern, Bus-Endstation) 9 stops and get off at Köniz, Schloss.

Carpooling: Can you offer a ride or are you looking for one? Please click here to post a comment on the public board.

Parking:  You can drive into the venue courtyard to drop things off and you can park at Parkplatz Schloss Köniz (http://goo.gl/maps/mPtQ9j4WF4XGeGsy6)

Cost: This event is free, including non-alcoholic refreshments.

Contact: If you have further questions about the venue or have thought of a way to help, please contact Radhika Garland  [email protected] (+41 76 778 60 78) and Liz Voss [email protected] (+ 41 78 931 91 13).

Program: 

  • 2:00-5:30 pm : Open Grill and Apéro. Bring your picnic supplies with you; we will provide the grill.  If you are bringing something to share, please let us know! We will provide refreshments and soft drinks. There will also be local beer, at cost.
  • 3:00-5:00 pm: Games, face painting, and more. There will be stands for face painting as well as some lawn-games like Molki and Baci.
  • 3:00-7:00 pm: Political action time!
    • Letter writing marathon. We hope to write at least 100 letters/postcards to our elected officials, voters in swing states via Vote Forward, and voters living in Switzerland.
    • "Why I'm Voting" Booth. Record a short video about why voting in US elections is important to you.
    • "Bans Off Our Bodies" mini protest. The SCOTUS decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization was announced on Friday, June 24, 2022, and Roe v. Wade has officially been overturned. Make a sign and take a picture for us to use on our social media feeds.
  • 5:30 pm: US Politics Trivia Contest. Have you been keeping up with U.S. news this last year? Do you know what item the Biden administration plans to phase out by 2023, using new energy-efficient standards? How about U.S .history? We’ll have lots of questions of varying difficulty and prizes for the winners.

Please do not forget to RSVP! We need to know how many people are likely to attend, to have enough beverages. Click here to register: http://www.democratsabroad.org/lizneilvoss/4th_of_july_-_together_again 

*Can you help us on the day of?*
Are you based in Bern? Are you free to help us a little bit the day of with the set-up or break-down of the venue? Do you have a grill to lend? Please reach out to Radhika, [email protected]!


Midsummer's Day Primaries

The 2022 midterms are heating up in June and July with 10 states holding Federal primaries and 5 states with runoff elections. Here's a state-by-state look at the upcoming midsummer's day primaries. If you'd like to take a look at the ballot, click on the state name and it on Ballotpedia, where this list was compiled.

Be sure your vote counts and register and request your absentee ballot at VotefromAbroard.org.

Alabama    
  Alabama Federal Primary Runoff June 21, 2022
Alaska    
  Alaska Federal At-Large Congressional District Special Top-Four primary June 11, 2022
  Anchorage Assembly District 1 Seat L Special Election  June 21, 2022
Arkansas    
  Arkansas Federal Primary Runoff June 21, 2022
Colorado    
  Colorado Federal Primary June 28, 2022
  University of Colorado Board of Regents District 5 Special Primary June 28, 2022
District of Columbia    
  Washington, D.C., Federal Primary June 21, 2022
Georgia    
  Georgia Federal Primary Runoff June 21, 2022
Illinois    
  Illinois Federal Primary June 28, 2022
Maine    
  Maine State Senate District 7 Special Election June 14, 2022
  Maine Federal Primary June 14, 2022
Maryland    
  Maryland Federal Primary July 19, 2022
Mississippi    
  Mississippi Federal Primary Runoff June 28, 2022
  State House of Representatives District 119 Special General Election July 19, 2022
Missouri    
  St. Louis Board of Aldermen Ward 11 Special Election  July 12, 2022
Nebraska    
  Congressional District 1 Special General Election June 28, 2022
Nevada    
  Nevada Federal Primary June 14, 2022
New Jersey    
  Newark General Runoff Election June 14, 2022
New York    
  New York State Executive and State House Primary June 28, 2022
North Carolina    
  North Carolina Primary Runoff (No Federal Offices) July 5, 2022
  North Carolina Federal Primary Runoff (Federal Offices) July 26, 2022
North Dakota    
  North Dakota  June 14, 2022
Oklahoma    
  Oklahoma Federal Primary June 28, 2022
  U.S. Senate Special Primary June 28, 2022
South Carolina    
  South Carolina Federal Primary June 14, 2022
  South Carolina Federal Primary Runoff June 28, 2022
South Dakota    
  South Dakota Republican Convention June 23, 2022
Texas    
  U.S. House District 34 Special General Election June 14, 2022
  Richardson Independent School District 2 General Runoff Election June 18, 2022
  Mansfield Independent School District Place 3 General Runoff election June 18, 2022
  Dallas County Community College Board of Trustees District 1 General Runoff Election June 18, 2022
  Arlington General Runoff Election June 18, 2022
  Irving General Runoff Election June 18, 2022
  Fort Worth General Runoff Election June 18, 2022
  Garland General Runoff Election June 18, 2022
Utah    
  Utah Federal Primary June 28, 2022
Virginia    
  Virginia Federal Primary June 21, 2022