MEDIA RELEASE: New Zealand first on Super Tuesday to announce result

MEDIA RELEASE
 
For immediate release
February 24, 2016
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New Zealand first on Super Tuesday to announce result
 
Wellington chapter of Democrats Abroad to host Dixville Notch-type midnight vote
 
One U.S. Democratic candidate will take early lead as Global Primary opens around the world
 
U.S. Democrats living in the capital of New Zealand will be the first around the world to cast their vote on Super Tuesday, March 1.
 
Democrats Abroad’s Global Presidential Primary will launch at midnight local time in Wellington (6AM EST, February 29), with results expected to be announced just before 12:30AM local time. Voting will take place at Public Bar and Eatery, 48-52 Courtenay Place, Wellington. (1)
 
Similar to the famous midnight voting in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, the result in New Zealand will be an indicator of each candidates' global presence as well as their worldwide resonance within the Democratic Party. (2)
 
Democrats Abroad New Zealand will be the first of 41 countries, and Wellington the first of 111 cities, where Democrats Abroad will be hosting in-person voting between March 1-8. Remote voting in the Global Primary has already started – Democrats living abroead can vote now via email attachment, mail or fax by visiting democratsabroad.org.
 
More local results of the Global Presidential Primary will be released over the course of Super Tuesday and throughout the week, with final results expected around March 20th. 
 
For more details about the Global Primary, including voting locations and times, local contacts and a list of our ‘superdelegates’ and their candidate commitments, visit democratsabroad.org/press.
 
Kat Allikian, Chair of Democrats Abroad New Zealand, said: 
 
"We’re proud to have the opportunity to launch Democrats Abroad’s Global Primary, and pay tribute to the unique status of towns like Dixville Notch in our own way. We may not have thousands of Democrats living here, but what we lack in numbers we make up for with our passion for getting out the vote and helping ensure that the next President of the United States is a Democrat who represents our voice in the United States.
 
“Unlike the Republicans, the U.S. Democratic Party allows its members living abroad to have a dedicated voice in who our nominee will be through the Global Presidential Primary.”
 
“We look forward to providing Americans in New Zealand, including those who join Democrats Abroad at the midnight voting site in Wellington, the opportunity to have their say and help select the next President of the United States.”
 
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For more information, contact Deputy Director of Communications (Press) for Democrats Abroad atpress@democratsabroad.org or +61 478 086 315
 
NOTES
 
1) Democrats will begin to gather from 11pm, with voting scheduled to begin exactly at midnight. Media are invited to attend and film. Requests for video footage of the voting and results should be sent to press@democratsabroad.org
 
2) A summary of issues facing Americans living abroad, and the candidates responses to those issues, can be found at:http://www.democratsabroad.org/our_candidates
 
 
 
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