Welcome to Democrats Abroad Mexico!

Corona Virus Update: This meeting will not take place at the scheduled date and time due to concerns about COVID-19. The organizing committee is in discussion about rescheduling or reconfiguring the meeting and more information will be posted as soon as it is available. Thank you for your understanding.

An estimated 1.5 million US citizens reside in Mexico, and our job is to help ALL of them register to vote in US federal, state, and local elections. Votes from abroad were responsible for many democratic victories in the 2018 midterms, and they will make a difference again in 2020!

If you are interested in joining our team of passionate and dedicated volunteers, please fill out the form here. Every effort counts, whether at the national or local level. Help us be the margin of victory in 2020.

We hope to see you at our Annual General Meeting in March 2020, and follow our  events page and our social media accounts for details about other upcoming activities.

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¡Bienvenid@ a Democrats Abroad México!

Se estima que 1.5 millones de estadounidenses residen en México actualmente. Nuestro objetivo es ayudarles a TODOS a registrarse y a votar desde el extranjero. Los votos desde el extranjero fueron decisivos para muchas victorias democráticas en las elecciones intermedias de 2018, y ¡lo serán de nuevo en 2020!

Si está interesad@ en unirse a nuestro equipo de voluntarios apasionados y dedicados, llene este formulario, y luego siguenos en las redes sociales para conocer más detalles sobre nuestras próximas actividades. Aunque las elecciones de 2020 parezcan lejanas, ¡el mejor momento para organizarse es ahora!

No dude en contactarnos si en algo le podemos apoyar, y esperamos verlos en nuestra Reunión Anual General de marzo de 2020. 

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Will Chapman
DA Mexico, Presidente



DA Mexico Leadership:

Gary Sandblom
| GOTV Chair DA Mexico, Merida Chapter Chair
William Chapman
| Chair DA Mexico
Lawrence Pihl
| Past Chair, DA Mexico
Michaele De Rivera
| Mexico Vice Chair, Board Member - Guadalajara, DEMOCRATS UNITE; Hispanic Caucus, Steering Committee
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    FAQs for US Citizens in Mexico

    • Should I stay in Mexico or return to the United States?
      • The answer to this question will be different for every person or family, depending on what resources you have available to you – including housing, money, and health insurance. If you live in the US and are in Mexico temporarily, the US State Department recommends that you return home as soon as possible unless you are prepared to stay in Mexico indefinitely.

    • I’m in Mexico on a tourist visa. Will the Mexican government extend my visa so I can avoid traveling?
      • The Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM) has not provided any information about coronavirus-related tourist visa extensions.

    • Is the US-Mexico border closed?
      • No. The US and Mexico governments have agreed to restrict non-essential travel across the land border between the two countries. You can read more about these restrictions at
      • There are currently no government restrictions on air travel; however, many airlines are canceling flights due to low traffic, sometimes with little notice.

    • What if I need help from the US Embassy?
      • The US Embassy has suspended most routine services, however, appointments are still available for essential services including lost, stolen, or expired passports. Email or call 55-8526-2561.

    • How can I get updates from the US Embassy or the US State Department?
      • Sign up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program at to receive email updates from the US Embassy and US Consulates in Mexico.

    • Where can I get information about coronavirus in Mexico?
      • Official updates from the Mexican government are available at For information specific to Mexico City, visit, text covid19 to 51515, or call (55) 5658-1111.

    • What should I do to stay safe?
      • Mexico is encouraging all residents to stay at home (#QuedateEnCasa) as much as possible. If you do need to go out, try to maintain a healthy distance (Sana Distancia) of at least 1.5 meters or 4 feet from other people. Avoid using public transportation, especially during peak hours. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

    • What if I think I have COVID-19?
      • You can use the diagnostic tool at (also available by texting covid19 to 51515) to determine whether your symptoms are consistent with COVID-19. The tool is available in English and Spanish and will generate a case number that you can use to call (55) 5658-1111 for further instructions. 
      • Your doctor’s office and/or insurance company may offer consultations via video or phone. You can also use Doctoralia to search for physicians in Mexico that offer virtual visits.
      • If you are exhibiting symptoms, make sure to call ahead before visiting any health care provider so they can instruct you on appropriate precautions to limit possible exposure to others. 
    • Am I eligible to receive the COVID-19 stimulus payment under the CARES Act?
      • US citizens living outside the United States are still eligible for the stimulus payment. Payments will be issued by direct deposit if you provided bank information on a 2018 or 2019 tax return, or if you receive direct deposits from the Social Security Administration. The IRS has also said they will set up a website to allow people to submit direct deposit information rather than receiving checks in the mail. Visit for the latest information.

    • When do I need to file my taxes?
      • The deadline for filing and paying US tax returns has been extended to July 15, 2020. The deadline for FATCA reporting for US citizens with foreign bank accounts has also been extended to July 15, 2020.

    • Can I participate in the US Census?
      • Citizens living abroad are not counted in the census unless they work for the US government. If you live in the United States and are in Mexico temporarily, you should respond to the census based on where you normally live as of April 1. (Note that for security reasons, the online census form at will reject attempts to complete the census from outside the US; however, you may be able to complete the form using a VPN, or on a US cell phone data plan).

    • Can I vote from Mexico?
      • Yes! Visit to register and request your ballot for the 2020 elections! Reach out if you need any help, and we’ll be happy to walk you through it!
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    In the News - Democrats Abroad Mexico commentary on the impeachment process and US-Mexico relations

    In this post, you can hear CDMX chairperson Gricha Raether (far right) participate in a debate on US-Mexico relations and comment on the latest on the impeachment process.  

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    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM
    The Jardin in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

    Request Your Ballot with Virtual Help!

    Join Barbara Erickson, GOTV Chair and Hope Bradberry, Chapter Chair for a virtual presentation on how to request your ballot from the United States! We will walk you through the process and answer questions. Please RSVP, and prior to the meeting you will be provided a secure Zoom login to join the meeting. We look forward to virtually seeing you!

    Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    San Miguel de Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

    Renew Your Membership Today!

    RSVP to be sure your membership in Democrats Abroad San Miguel de Allende Chapter doesn't lapse! It's free and we want to continue to be able to keep you informed. And if you feel like checking your record and being sure your information is up to date, that would be AWESOME and greatly appreciated!

    Please ignore the date of this event! We have to put an event date in... but this is a "non-event" event!