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Learn how to take the stress out of getting your vote in on time...

 

In the recent presidential elections, so important to Democrats worldwide, many voters were surprised and dismayed to find that ballots that they had requested from their local US election officials sometimes months beforehand did not arrive in time for them to post them back to the US for the election.

Under UOCAVA (Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act) you the voter are PROTECTED!  According to this act, your ballot MUST be sent out to you (and this is often by e-mail) at least FORTY-FIVE days before the election date, giving you ample time to cast your vote and return it in time, even if your state is one that allows submission only by mail. 

    

If for some reason your ballot DOESN’T arrive, you have an added protection:  you may use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot, sometimes available only to those who have signed up previously under the special protections of UOCAVA. Local Election Officials are trained to sort out FWABs…If both the FWAB and the regular ballot are received, they count the regular ballot and throw away the FWAB.  

With the new postal cutbacks and restrictions, many voters from abroad learned that the FWAB was an excellent back-up plan, and sent in their write-in ballots MONTHS before the election, just in case….

 

Here at Democrats Abroad Yucatan many of us have undergone a training course and are certified as Voting Assistance Officers with the Federal Voter Assistance Program…we have materials that explain the rights and obligations in each state, your local election official information, envelopes….everything you need to get your vote in on time.


DA Yucatan Intro

 

Welcome to Democrats Abroad Yucatan!

We are headquartered in Mérida, but no matter where you live on the Yucatán Peninsula, we welcome you to our chapter.

Our members are engaged, committed U.S. citizens, and we are proud to support them.  We are governed by an elected board of directors and officers who are committed to achieving our stated mission: to give Democrats living on the Yucatán Peninsula a voice in U.S. politics, help them stay informed and help them exercise their right to vote. 

In 2020 we offered voting registration assistance and helped voters understand the benefits of registering to vote and casting a ballot pursuant to the Uniformed and Overseas Citizen Absenting Voting Act (UOCAVA). We helped many voters navigate the differing and often confusing laws applicable to returning their absentee ballots.  We mean it when we say we are there for you!

We all worked hard in 2020 to get President Biden elected and to take back the majority in the Senate. Now we need to focus on getting the Democratic agenda implemented.  We encourage you to join us and help in this effort.

We look forward to the end of COVID restriction so we can once again offer fun, social events, as well as opportunities to participate as a volunteer. The Yucatán is growing and so is our chapter. We look forward to meeting you as a new member!

Click here to join Democrats Abroad today.  Membership is free and will keep you informed about elections in your home state.

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To learn more about voting from Mexico see www.votefromabroad.org  If we can help in any way, please reach out to us!

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Gary Sandblom
DA Mexico Chapter Chair
[email protected]

 

¡Bienvenidos a los Demócratas en el Extranjero (Democrats Abroad) Yucatán!

Nuestras oficinas centrales están en Mérida, pero te damos la bienvenida a nuestra sección de Democrats Abroad, sin importar dónde vivas en la Península de Yucatán.

Nuestros miembros son ciudadanos estadounidenses comprometidos con ser parte de la política en los Estados Unidos, y como organización, estamos orgullosos de apoyarlos. Estamos gobernados por una junta directiva electa y por funcionarios que están comprometidos con el logro de nuestra misión establecida: dar a los Demócratas que viven en la península de Yucatán una voz en la política estadounidense, ayudarlos a mantenerse informados, y ayudarlos a ejercer su derecho al voto.

En 2020 ofrecimos asistencia a los ciudadanos estadounidenses para registrarse como votantes, y les ayudamos a comprender los beneficios que registrarse y emitir un voto tiene, siempre de conformidad con la Ley de Votación en Ausencia de Ciudadanos Uniformados y Extranjeros (UOCAVA). Ayudamos a muchos votantes a navegar por las diferentes y a menudo confusas leyes estatales aplicables a la entrega de sus boletas de voto ausente del país. ¡Cuando decimos que estamos aquí para ayudarle a usted, lo decimos en serio!

Todos trabajamos duro en 2020 para que el presidente Biden fuera elegido y para recuperar la mayoría en el Senado. Ahora debemos concentrarnos en lograr que se implemente la agenda Demócrata. Lo invitamos a que se una a nosotros y nos ayude en este esfuerzo.

También esperamos que terminen las restricciones debidas al COVID para poder ofrecer una vez más eventos sociales divertidos, así como oportunidades para participar como voluntario. Yucatán está creciendo, y también está creciendo nuestra sección. ¡Esperamos conocerle e incorporarle como [email protected] [email protected]!

Haga clic aquí para unirse hoy a Democrats Abroad. La membresía es gratuita y lo mantendrá informado sobre las elecciones en su estado de origen en los U.S.

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Para obtener más información sobre cómo votar en los Estados Unidos desde México, visite www.votefromabroad.org. Si podemos ayudarle de alguna manera, ¡comuníquese con nosotros a [email protected]!

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Donaciones: todas las donaciones se aceptan con gratitud y contribuyen a que ayudemos a la gente a votar.

Gary Sandblom
Presidente de la Sección Yucatán, Democrats Abroad México
[email protected]