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Register Together 2022 in Germany

To help U.S. citizens abroad request their absentee ballots and follow the sometimes complicated state-by-state guidelines, Democrats Abroad is sponsoring “Vote From Abroadvoter assistance tables on September 17th at scores of locations around the globe. Virtual voter assistance sessions will also be held throughout the day. The information stands and online assistance are open to all U.S. voters.

Hear from U.S. citizens about the upcoming elections and learn more about voting from overseas by visiting one of our Voter Assistance Tables!

Looking for the nearest Voter Assistance and Registration Table? Please check out our list of events throughout Germany below!

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Vote from Germany

Last updated: October 9, 2022

If you're a U.S. citizen or dual-national abroad, you have the right to vote from abroad in the 2022 midterm elections and every election. If you are or will be 18 on November 8, 2022, you can vote in the upcoming elections.

 

Wenn Sie US-Bürger/in sind oder die doppelte Staatsbürgerschaft besitzen, haben Sie das Recht, bei den Midterm-Wahlen 2022 und bei jeder anderen Wahl aus dem Ausland zu wählen. Wenn Sie am 8. November 2022 18 Jahre alt sind oder sein werden, können Sie bei den bevorstehenden Wahlen wählen. Wenn Sie Hilfe auf Deutsch benötigen, wenden Sie sich bitte an [email protected].

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. or how long you have lived outside the U.S. (including if you've never resided there).

Below you'll find an overview of the entire process of voting from abroad, including:

  1. how to register to vote and request your ballot
  2. how to confirm your request has been accepted
  3. how and when should you receive your ballot
  4. vote your ballot
  5. how to return your ballot
  6. confirm your ballot's arrival
  7. what to do if you encounter difficulties
  8. get your "I Voted from Germany" stickers

 

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

 

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Using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

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If you requested an absentee ballot but have not yet received it, please submit a Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB), also known as a "backup" or "emergency" ballot.

What is the FWAB, and why should I use it?

The FWAB is a ballot specifically for overseas voters to preserve their vote in uncertain circumstances. Mailing in your FWAB as soon as possible will protect your vote in case mail is curtailed in the coming weeks.

There's no downside to submitting a FWAB. But you should also mail your official ballot as soon as you receive it. (Federal law required all states to send ballots to overseas voters by September 24.) If both the FWAB and your official ballot reach your voting jurisdiction by the deadline, only the official ballot will be counted, and the FWAB will be discarded.

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BANS OFF OUR BODIES GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION - May 14

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Are you ready to show up in person for reproductive freedom and our democracy? Join one of our six in-person marches or the online event.

 

Location

Date/Time

Event

Hamburg May 14, 2022 at 11:00am - 1pm Berlin Time Hamburg and Northern Germany - Bans Off Our Bodies Day Of Action ⚈ More Info/RSVP Here
Stuttgart 11:45am - 12:45pm Berlin Time Women's Rights Protest - Stuttgart ⚈ More Info/RSVP Here
Berlin May 14, 2022 at 2:00pm - 3pm Berlin Time Berlin Rally for Reproductive Justice #BansOffOurBodies ⚈ More Info/RSVP Here
Munich May 14, 2022 at 2:00pm - 5pm Berlin Time DAG Munich & Southern Bavaria Chapter Bans Off Our Bodies Rally ⚈ More Info/RSVP Here
Düsseldorf May 14, 2022 at 3:00pm - 5pm Berlin Time BANS OFF OUR BODIES GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION - Düsseldorf ⚈ More Info/RSVP Here
Kaiserslautern May 14, 2022 at 3:30pm - 5:30pm Berlin Time Kaiserslautern-Saarland Region - May Meeting & Bans Off Our Bodies Global Day of Action Rally ⚈ More Info/RSVP Here

 

If you can't make it to an in-person event,

BANS OFF OUR BODIES GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION - Online Event, May 14 from 4 pm - 5:30 pm Berlin Time  ⚈ More Info/RSVP Here to receive the Zoom link.

 

Another way to help defend our rights is to vote for Democrats in the 2022 Midterm elections. Register to vote and request your absentee ballot at https://www.votefromabroad.org/. Ask for your ballot to be sent to you by email.

 


U.S. Consulate Frankfurt: How to Become a Voting Assistance Officer

Looking to make a difference in the 2022 midterm elections? Consider becoming a Voting Assistance Officer. The U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt is hosting a special online Q&A and training session on April 29 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. CET. All U.S. citizens are welcome to attend!

Zoom Meeting ID: 915 9300 2779

Password: XayYz0


Celebrating the Confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson!

 
Today is a momentous day: For the first time in history, a Black woman was confirmed to sit on our nation’s highest court. Throughout her career as a public defender, and most recently during nearly 20 hours of grueling questioning by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson repeatedly demonstrated her competence, level-headedness, and commitment to doing the right thing.
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Important Primary Voting Information for PA, OH, GA, and NC

This month, all eyes are on Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, and North Carolina as we gear up for May primaries. If you have not registered and requested your absentee ballot, go to VoteFromAbroad.org today.

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Win the Day: A GOTV Competition


GAME OUT THE VOTE AND WIN THE DAY!!

Join Democrats Abroad Germany as we stage a friendly competition among our 14 chapters to GET OUT THE VOTE and WIN BIG in 2022!

The official competition begins on January 6 and you can earn points for your chapter by completing various tasks until March 3, 2022.

We will be kicking things off on January 6 with our online BINGO game! Get the game card and instructions by RSVPing here. From January 6 until and including January 15 (Overseas Voter Registration Day), all activities are worth double the value.

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DA Germany January News

HAPPY 2022 from Democrats Abroad Germany!

For overseas citizens, a new calendar year means it’s time to (re-)register and request your ballot — even if you voted last time around! 

Our suggestion? Go to www.votefromabroad.org RIGHT NOW and submit your Federal Post Card Application (ballot request/voter registration, if applicable). Once the form has been accepted, you will receive ballots for all primary, special, and general elections for which you are eligible this year. Come November, 34 U.S. Senate seats, all 435 U.S. Representative seats, 46 state legislatures, and 36 state governorships will be on the line! 

Your vote counts in 2022 more than ever. Make sure you’re ready to use it! #KnowWhatToDoIn2022 

Keep reading to find out more about how you can do the following:

I. Join our special event to commemorate the January 6 Capitol riot

II. Help us get out the vote in 2022

III. Receive important updates from the DA state outreach teams

IV. Participate in other exciting events this month  

V. Support Democrats Abroad Germany 

VI. Stay up to date with the latest news from DAG


 

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Submit Amendments to the DA Germany Bylaws

At our upcoming Annual General Meeting on the weekend of March 4-6, 2022, we will be voting on proposed amendments to the DA Germany Bylaws. If you would like to propose an amendment, please send your proposal to [email protected] by January 31, 2022 with the following information:

  • Changes you would like to make, listing Article and Section number where the changes should be applied. Please include either a direct mark-up of the text or describe your proposed change(s).
  • What is the goal of making this proposal?
  • How does this proposal achieve that goal?

You can find a copy of the current DAG bylaws here to help you formulate proposed changes.