Democrats Abroad Czech Republic kicked off the midterms last Saturday with our first registration event of the year. Combining registration with a cookie swap, members gathered together for wine, coffee and a tremendous variety of cookies.
While most attendees had not yet requested their ballots this year, we were all ready to get prepared for what all believe is a midterm year to remember. By the end of the night, more than half of the group had printed out their ballot requests and were ready to send them in to their local election offices back in the States.
We also discussed the most important messages to remind our American friends abroad:
1. Yes, we should all request our ballots each election year if we want to make sure our ballots are federally protected in case of a recount.
2. Yes, US House and US Senate races are federal elections and Americans abroad can and should vote in them.