February 29, 2016

First Super Tuesday results: Americans in New Zealand make their voice heard

First Super Tuesday results:
Sanders 21 - Clinton 6

Americans in New Zealand first to vote in what could be the turning point of the U.S. Primary elections

U.S. Democrats living in the capital of New Zealand have made their voice heard in the first Super Tuesday primary voting to take place around the world. 
Kat Allikian, Chair of Democrats Abroad New Zealand, said, "Tonight’s opportunity for U.S. Democrats living in New Zealand to cast the first votes on Super Tuesday was a great success. Our turnout was small, but like our fellow Americans in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, we’ve made our voices heard about the issues that matter to us."

New Zealand is the first of 39 countries where Democrats Abroad will host in-person voting between March 1-8; voting sites will be open in 22 countries on Super Tuesday alone, and in 104 cities throughout the week.

Voting took place at the Public Bar and Eatery in Wellington at midnight local time, with the announcement made at 12:30 AM Wellington time.

Results from Democrats Abroad's Global Presidential Primary site in Wellington, for midnight, March 1, are as follows:

Total ballots cast: 28

Bernie Sanders: 21

Hillary Clinton: 6

Spoiled Ballots: 1

All votes are unofficial until confirmed at the Global Voter Tally Center in Germany later this month. Final results of the Global Presidential Primary, including delegate apportionment, will be announced on March 21st.

Remote voting in the Global Primary has already started – Democrats living abroad can vote now via email attachment, mail or fax by visiting democratsabroad.org/gpp.

Katie Solon, International Chair of Democrats Abroad, said, “Democrats in New Zealand have made the first contribution to what could be a decisive day in U.S. Primary elections.

"Although the final results of our Global Presidential Primary won’t be known until March 21, we hope that the results tonight inspire other Democrats in New Zealand and around the world to cast their votes and influence the direction of our party and our country.”