2020 Global Presidential Primary in Cologne

Don’t miss your chance to vote in person this presidential year! Join thousands of U.S. citizens like you, living abroad, who will participate in Democrats Abroad's Global Presidential Primary to select the Democratic presidential candidate.

Join us in COLOGNE to cast your vote:
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020, from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Thursday, March 5th, 2020, from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sunday, March 8th, 2020, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Every vote counts!

Please invite and share this with your American friends and colleagues.

Volunteer at the Primary
We need volunteers to help at the Cologne voting center for the Global Presidential Primary with setup, greeting, registration, ballot box observing, ballot counting, and clean-up. Contact cologne-bonn@democratsabroad.de if you'd like to volunteer!


Here are some common questions about Democrats Abroad's global presidential primary. If you don't see your question here, get in touch!

Who is eligible to participate?

Democrats Abroad has just a few requirements for voting in the primary:

  • Be abroad and be a U.S. citizen
  • Be a member of Democrats Abroad
  • Be 18 years old as of November 3, 2020
  • Not have voted, or plan to vote, in any other 2020 state presidential primary (see below for more details)

What if I’m not a member of Democrats Abroad?

You can sign up today, or on the day of the primary: https://www.democratsabroad.org/join

I can’t attend the event but want to vote. What can I do?

If you can’t join us in person, as long as you’re a member of Democrats Abroad, you can also vote remotely. Look for your primary ballot in your inbox on February 18, 2020.

I vote in California. Can I vote in the Global Presidential Primary and the California primary?

You can only vote in the presidential primary once. That means that if you vote in the Global Primary but also want to vote in California for the down-ballot primary races (such as for your congressperson), you can! Just skip the presidential question on your California ballot.

I have already received my overseas absentee ballots for this year from California. Why should I participate in the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary instead of voting in the California presidential primary?

While thousands and thousands of people will participate in the Global Presidential Primary this year, millions will vote in your home state. That means that, as an individual, your primary vote with Democrats Abroad is more powerful than if you were to vote in California -- in fact, four times more powerful!

Who will win the Global Presidential Primary?

That’s up to you to decide! We’ll be announcing the results of our primary on March 23, 2020, so stay tuned!

I have questions about voting.

Please email gotv@democratsabroad.org so we can help!

I have questions about the Global Primary in Cologne.
Please email cologne-bonn@democratsabroad.de and we’ll get back to you soon.

I'm a journalist and would like to interview someone or cover the Primary.
Please email press@democratsabroad.de with your question or request, and we'll be in touch right away.

March 03, 2020 at 3pm - March 08, 2020 at 3pm Berlin Time
Democracy International
Gürzenichstraße 21 A-C
Cologne, NRW 50667
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