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  • PRIMARY VOTING IS OPEN! EASY JAPAN VOTER GUIDE HERE!

    "Get your ballot!"

     

    Primary Voting is finally here!

    That means we can all choose a presidential candidate to vote for in the Global Presidential Primary for Democrats Abroad!

    First make sure you are a member of Democrats Abroad and have an account, and here’s all the ways you can do it!

    Cast a Primary Ballot Online!

    The fastest method!

    The fastest way to cast your ballot is to do it remotely from your PC and e-mail it in! It’s quick and easy to get a ballot filled out and sent over to Democrats Abroad Global, and you don’t even need to be a resident of Japan - any member of Democrats Abroad can cast their ballot this way! Voting is open until March 10th, but don’t wait!

    Follow the steps here to download your ballot and submit it via e-mail!

     

    Cast a Primary Ballot at a Voting Center on Sunday, March 8th, 2020!

    The easiest method!

    If you live near a population center, you can come to a voting center! A voting center can help you with all your options for the 2020 election!

    When you go to a voting center you can get help with the following options!
    - Voting in the Global Presidential Primary!
    - Requesting a Ballot from your State for the 2020 General Election!
    - Verifying your Democrats Abroad Membership!
    - & Joining Democrats Abroad if you’re a new voter and it’s your first time reading anything like this! We will be there to help!

    We will have three voting centers open on Sunday, March 8th, 2020! Here’s the location with a Google Maps pin to each!

    Kanto Voting Center (Tokyo)
    Tokyo GS Heim Satō Bldg
    GS Heim Satō Bldg #302, Yoyogi, 2-7-6, Shibuya-Ward, Tokyo
    (JP): 東京都渋谷区代々木2-7-6 GSハイム佐藤ビル302
    Voting Center Google Maps Pin: http://goo.gl/maps/ttkpwrWxCdZgCwaw7
    Time: 12:00PM to 7:00PM

    Kansai Voting Center (Osaka)
    Sauce Boss Osaka
    1-chōme-5-13 Kitahorie, Nishi-ku, Osaka, 550-0014
    (JP): 大阪府 大阪市西区 北堀江 1-5-13 550-0014
    Voting Center Google Maps Pin: http://g.page/saucebossosaka
    Time: 12:00PM to 9:00PM

    Tokai Voting Center (Nagoya)
    Shooters Sports Bar & Grill
    Nagoya-shi, Naka-ku, Sakae 2-9-26 Pola Building 2F 460-0008
    (JP): 〒460-0008 Aichi, Nagoya, Naka Ward, Sakae, 2 Chome−9−26
    ポーラ名古屋ビル
    Voting Center Google Maps Pin: http://goo.gl/maps/ByxvJrffXZMM8tNRA
    Time: 12:00PM to 7:00PM

    Request and Send a Primary Ballot via Snail Mail!

    The Traditional Method!

    If you don’t have reliable computer access or just want to mail it out, our Remote Ballot Warden, Dave, is here to help out! You can mail a remote ballot directly to him and as long as it’s received by 9:00PM JST on Wednesday, March 11th, 2019. That means you should mail it right away!

    If you want to request a paper ballot, you can do that as well to the same mailing address or via e-mail!

    Requesting a Snail Mail Ballot:
    You can e-mail a request to jp-treasurer@democratsabroad.org with your address or send a mail to:
    Dave Brauer
    6-40-4 Todoroki
    Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 158-0082

    Submitting a Snail Mail Ballot:
    Mail your filled out ballot to:
    Dave Brauer
    6-40-4 Todoroki
    Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 158-0082

    or, Fax it to:
    +1 (202) 217-4277 by 11:59PM Tuesday, March 10th, 2019

    That’s everything!

    Remember that casting a primary ballot is internal to the party, and you can still request you 2020 General Election Ballot by visiting VoteFromAbroad.org! Do that first if you’ve never voted overseas before!

    Happy voting!

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  • published NJ, VA, MS, LA, and KY - Time to Vote! in News 2019-09-19 05:06:24 -0400

    NJ, VA, MS, LA, and KY - Time to Vote!

    Important 2019 Voting Abroad Information for KY, LA, MS, NJ, VA Voters

    Five states — Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia — will hold General Elections in November 2019 for state executive offices, state legislative offices or both.

    Because of the Trump administration’s plan to withdraw from the Universal Postal Union (UPU) treaty mid-October 2019, postal mail from abroad back to the US may experience delays and price increases. To make sure you can successfully cast your ballot in your state's elections this year, the Get Out the Vote Committee at DAJ is recommending voters from these states register to vote and request their ballot IMMEDIATELY.

    For more information on how withdrawal from the Universal Postal Union will affect your overseas vote, see http://www.democratsabroad.org/upu.

    Urgent information for Louisiana voters:

    There is still time to register to vote for the Gubernatorial Primary if you register online (this requires state ID) by this Saturday, SEPTEMBER 21st.

    The Gubernatorial Primary will be held October 12th; overseas ballots must be received before October 12th, 8pm CST (Oct. 13th, 10am JST).

    Louisiana Online Voter Registration: http://voterportal.sos.la.gov/VoterRegistration

    Register and Request Your Ballot: http://www.votefromabroad.org/states/LA

    Register and request your ballot now - State by State Information!

    For those states that do not allow ballot return using email or fax, please vote and mail back your ballot immediately to avoid any disruption in mail service after October 17th.

    Louisiana

    Elections: Governor, Lt. Gov, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Senate and State House.

    Louisiana voters: For the primary election, register online by September 21, request your ballot immediately, and MAIL it back before October 12. For the general election, contact your election office for permission to use fax to return your ballot.

    Primary Election

    ●Voter Registration: Received by (Online, requires state ID) September 21
    ●Ballot Request: Received by (EMAIL, FAX or MAIL) Mon, October 11, before 4:30pmCST
    ●Ballot Return: Received by (MUST MAIL) Tuesday, October 12, 2019, before 8pm CST
    ●Guber. Primary: Tuesday, October 12, 2019

    General Election

    ●Voter Registration: Postmarked by (MAIL) or Received by (EMAIL or FAX) Tues., October 16 or Received by (Online, requires state ID) Tuesday, October 26
    ●Ballot Request: Received by (EMAIL, FAX or MAIL) Mon., Nov. 15, before 4:30pm CST
    ●Ballot Return: Received by (MUST MAIL*) Tuesday, November 16, before 8pm CST
    ●Guber. Election: Tuesday, November 16, before 8pm CST

    *Ballot return by Fax available only by prior arrangement with Local Election Official

    Overseas voter eligibility for state elections:
    ● Intend to return: YES
    ● Return not certain: YES
    ● Never resided: NO

    Kentucky

    Elections: Governor, Lt. Gov, Attorney General and Secretary of State.

    Kentucky voters: vote immediately and postal mail the ballot back to your local election office this September.

    ● Voter Registration: Postmarked by (MAIL) or Received by (EMAIL or FAX) Mon., Oct. 7

    ● Ballot Request: Received by (EMAIL, FAX or MAIL) Tuesday, October 29

    ● Ballot Return: Received by (MUST MAIL) Tuesday, November 5, before 6pm

    Overseas voter eligibility for state elections:
    ● Intend to return: YES
    ● Return not certain: YES
    ● Never resided: NO

    New Jersey

    Elections: General Assembly.

    New Jersey voters: vote immediately and postal mail the ballot back to your local election office this September.

    ● Voter Registration: (Request ballot-by-mail) Received by (EMAIL*, FAX* or MAIL) Sun., Oct. 6 or (Request ballot-by-email, fax) Received by (EMAIL*, FAX* or MAIL) Tues., Oct. 15
    ● Ballot Request: (Request ballot-by-mail) Received by (EMAIL*, FAX* or MAIL) Sun., Oct. 6 or (Request ballot-by-email, fax) Received by (EMAIL*, FAX* or MAIL) Fri., Nov. 1
    ● Return Ballot: Received by (EMAIL*, FAX* or MAIL) Tuesday, November 5, 8pm

    *IF YOU SEND BALLOT BY EMAIL OR FAX YOU MUST ALSO IMMEDIATELY MAIL YOUR BALLOT TO THE BOARD OF ELECTION.

    Overseas voter eligibility for state elections:
    ● Intend to return: YES
    ● Return not certain: NO*
    ● Never resided: NO

    *Legislation introduced to allow “return not certain” to vote in NJ state elections

    Virginia

    Elections: State Senate and State House.

    Virginia voters: vote immediately and postal mail the ballot back to your local election office this September.

    ●Voter Registration: Received by (EMAIL, FAX or MAIL) Monday, October 14
    ●Ballot Request: Received by (EMAIL, FAX or MAIL) Tuesday, October 29
    ●Ballot Return: Received by (EMAIL, FAX or MAIL) Tues., November 5, before 7pm EST

    Overseas voter eligibility for state elections:
    ● Intend to return: YES
    ● Return not certain: YES*
    ● Never resided: NO

    *If VA place of abode OR if voter provides the name of an overseas employer for either the voter, the voter’s spouse or the voter’s parent (if the voter is a dependent)

    Mississippi

    Elections: Governor, Lt. Gov, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Senate and State House.

    Mississippi voters should use email or fax to return your voted ballot.

    ●Voter Registration: Received by (EMAIL, FAX or MAIL) Saturday, October 26
    ●Ballot Request: No deadline
    ●Ballot Return: Received by (EMAIL, FAX or MAIL) Tuesday, November 5

    Overseas voter eligibility for state elections:
    ● Intend to return: YES
    ● Return not certain: YES
    ● Never resided: NO

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