Vote in the 2020 Global Presidential Primary in Germany

 

With the Democratic primary season now underway, Democrats Abroad Germany is ramping up voter outreach all across the country – and we’re bringing the primary to you!

Join us at one of our 43 voting centers in 30 cities across Germany from March 3-10 to cast your ballot in person in the Global Presidential Primary (GPP), Democrats Abroad’s state primary, or send it in via email or by postal mail today (details below).

Just like all 50 states, we – Democrats Abroad – have a say in the Democratic presidential nomination process! Based on votes cast in the GPP in Germany and other countries around the world, Democrats Abroad will send 21 delegates to the Democratic National Convention in July. The presidential candidate for the general election in November 2020 will be selected there.

As a member of Democrats Abroad voting in the GPP, you help decide who our Democratic presidential nominee will be—the leader who will work to repair the damage caused by this disastrous administration and put our country back on track. Don’t miss the opportunity to let your vote count in what might be the most important election of your lifetime!


Voting in the Global Presidential Primary from Germany

EMAIL OR POSTAL MAIL

🗳️ You can download your remote voting ballot here and then
send it via email to primaryvoting@democratsabroad.org

You can also return your downloaded ballot by postal mail to the following address:

Democrats Abroad Germany
Postfach 34 02 58
80099 München

Voted ballots can be returned to the above addresses between February 18 and March 10. They must be sent via email or postmarked by March 10 to be accepted.

IN PERSON

You can vote in person from March 3-10 at 43 voting centers in 30 cities in Germany. Many cities will kick off the GPP with voting on Super Tuesday (March 3), but please note that opening times do vary by city. All details, including times, dates, and locations, can be found below.

**Ballots downloaded and printed at home CANNOT be returned at one of our voting centers.

 

Press inquiries here.


Global Presidential Primary In-Person Voting Centers in Germany

 

Aachen

Tuesday, March 3
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 

 

Düsseldorf

Tuesday, March 3
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Saturday, March 7
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Heidelberg

Tuesday, March 3
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Saturday, March 7
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Munich

Tuesday, March 3
12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Saturday, March 7
11:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Augsburg

Saturday, March 7
2:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Dresden

Thursday, March 5
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Jena

Saturday, March 7
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Münster

Tuesday, March 3
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Berlin

Tuesday, March 3
12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Sunday, March 8
11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Essen

Thursday, March 5
3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 

 

Kassel

Saturday, March 7
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

 

 

Nürnberg

Tuesday, March 3
12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Friday, March 6
2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Bonn

Tuesday, March 3
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Saturday, March 7
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

 

 

Frankfurt am Main

Tuesday, March 3
4:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Saturday, March 7
12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

 

 

Koblenz

Thursday, March 5
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

 

 

 

 

Regensburg

Sunday, March 8
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

Bremen

Sunday, March 8
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

 

 

Friedrichshafen/

Am Bodensee

Saturday, March 7
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

 

Kaiserslautern/

Landstuhl

Sunday, March 8
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM 

 

Saarbrücken

Saturday, March 7
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 

 

Braunschweig

Saturday, March 7
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Sunday, March 8
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Göttingen

Tuesday, March 3
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 

 

Leipzig

Tuesday, March 3
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Saturday, March 7
10:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Stuttgart

Tuesday, March 3
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Saturday, March 7
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Cologne

Tuesday, March 3
3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Thursday, March 5
3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Sunday, March 8
11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Hamburg

Saturday, March 7
11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

 

 

 

Mannheim

Friday, March 6
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

 

 

 

Wiesbaden

Saturday, March 7
12:30 PM to 6:00 PM

 

 

 

Darmstadt

Saturday, March 7
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

 

 

Hannover

Tuesday, March 3
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Sunday, March 8
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

   

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the purpose of the Global Presidential Primary?

Democrats Abroad is an official state party within the Democratic Party. That means, like other states, we hold our primary election for the Democratic presidential nominee and send delegates to the nominating convention. Democrats Abroad will send 21 delegates who will represent our constituency in Milwaukee, WI, from July 13–16, 2020, at the Democratic National Convention.

Who is eligible to participate?

  • Be abroad and be a U.S. citizen
  • Be a member of Democrats Abroad (Join here)
  • Be 18 as of November 3, 2020
  • Not have voted, or plan to vote, in any other 2020 state presidential primary

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

You can sign up today, or on the day of the primary. Joining Democrats Abroad is free, fast, and has many benefits.

Can I vote both in the GPP and in my home state’s presidential primary?

No. You can only vote for the presidential nominee in one primary. However, you can still vote in your home state in primary races for other positions, such as for your members of Congress. Just be sure to skip the presidential question.

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. If you were a member of Democrats Abroad before February 18, 2020, you should have a ballot from us in your inbox from February 18. If you can't find that email, or you joined Democrats Abroad after February 18, 2020, you will need to download a GPP ballot here.

Why should I participate in the GPP instead of voting in my home state’s presidential primary?

  • Your vote counts more in terms of the voter-to-delegate ratio. Compare Democrats Abroad’s 9,523 votes per delegate with Pennsylvania’s 33,333 per delegate or California’s 40,360 per delegate. A vote with Democrats Abroad is more than four times more powerful than in the California primary.
  • Voting order—Democrats Abroad votes earlier compared to many states (including FL, IL, OH, NY, and PA), so you have an earlier chance in shaping the outcome of the primary process.
  • You will be able to vote in person.
  • Your vote will help reinforce that Americans abroad are an important voting group.


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, so stay tuned!

I have questions about voting in the GPP and in the November general election.

Please email info-germany@democratsabroad.org so we can help!

 

Important Information: You will still need to request a ballot for the general election on November 3, 2020. Request your ballot today at https://www.votefromabroad.org/.

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