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.
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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All donations are gratefully accepted and help us getting people to vote.
DA Mexico Chapter Chair
¡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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Coming Together to Protect Democracy
You’re invited—in fact, every Democrats Abroad Mexico member is. :-)
EXTENDED! Buy your tickets by February 1, 2023—and save!
Mark your calendar now for our Annual General Meeting (AGM): March 17–19.
We made tremendous progress in 2022! But the fight goes on to Protect Democracy.
So let’s come together in magnificent Mexico City—and deliver even stronger results this year and in 2024!
Scroll to bottom of this page—and buy your AGM tickets now!
Speaker Preview: Former Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual, DA America's Katie Solon and Social Media Guru John Sinton.
Preview! What You´ll Experience
At our DAMX Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2023, experience both
Inspiring & Practical solutions for this year and beyond—from a great mix of speakers covering:• Growing Membership in 2023: Paving the way for GOTV 2024• Working Smarter, Not Harder Volunteer Strategies• Bi-Nationals (Dual Citizens) & Youth Game Plans
PLUS: Fundraising, Event Planning, Communications and more.
When and Where Highlights
All our AGM 2023 events will be held at the Marquis Reforma Hotel & Spa in the heart of Mexico City.
More hotel details below. Watch for the complete schedule later in January.
EXTENDED: Buy Your AGM Tickets by Feb. 1—and Save!
Scroll to bottom of this page—and buy your AGM tickets now.
Registration also includes a welcome reception drink and hors d'oeuvres; coffee service and lunch on Saturday.
The DA business meeting on Sunday, March 19 at 9:30 am is free to all members—but we appreciate attendees making a donation to help cover the costs of the venue.
AGM 2023 Purchaser rules: The purchaser of AGM tickets must by law be a U.S. CITIZEN. Democrats Abroad members and anyone interested in learning more about and joining Democrats Abroad Mexico are welcome to attend.
Watch for details to come about • Saturday, March 18 fundraiser & dinner. • Silent Auction
• Raffle Tickets (you can buy now—just scroll to bottom of this page)
Hotel Amenities + Costs
Enjoy AGM 2023 at the gorgeous Marquis Reforma Hotel & Spa—on the spectacular Paseo de la Reforma in the heart of restaurants and shopping in Mexico City.
- Recognized for its service excellence, Marquis Reforma provides guests with fabulous views and access to a full range of amenities, including American breakfast, fitness center, Wi-Fi, 24/7 room service, open-air pool and more. L’Occitane amenities. Of course, complete spa services are also available.
- Rooms start at $165 usd plus taxes (special AGM rate) for king bed per night.
- You can cancel up to 48 hours before AGM 2023 at no charge.
- Rooms are limited, so we encourage you to reserve your rooms now or early on. The offer is good until March 15, 2023.
- Check-in 3:00 pm, Check-out 12:00 noon.
- The hotel will honor the same price for up to 2 nights both before and after AGM 2023 dates. Come and stay longer and enjoy Mexico City! They will also accommodate a third or fourth person in a double room at $40 USD plus 16% VAT & 3% lodging tax per night/per person. This price includes breakfast.
- Accessibility is very important to us. The hotel is fully equipped to welcome clients with impairments, including mobility, hearing, sight, learning disabilities, or any other hidden impairment. A ramp is available at the entrance. To arrange any assistance, contact Reservations at phone number below. Mention you are part of DAMX AGM for group rate.
To contact the hotel by phone: +52 (55) 5229-1200.
Fall in Love with Mexico City
Stay a few extra days! Mexico City (CDMX) is one of the liveliest and most important cities in the world. It connects contemporary life with ancient history back to the Aztecs! World-class art, culinary and cultural experiences await you. The murals at the Museo de Palacio de Bellas Artes. Plus Ballet Folklórico de México, the incredible Museo Nacional de Antropología and Chapultepec Castle and tons more.
And don’t miss the many open-air art and photography exhibitions and more on Paseo de la Reforma near the Marquis Reforma—including the world-famous Monumento a la Independencia.
If you subscribe to New York Times, see their 36 Hours series Mexico City recommendations HERE!
About the Monumento a la Independencia, our AGM 2023 symbol:
One of the most recognizable landmarks in Mexico City, it has become an
Inspiring focal point for both celebration and protest. Also called La Angel.
Note: The Business Meeting on Saturday morning is free to attend.
For many attendees, the meeting will wrap up Saturday evening.
However, on Sunday morning, there will be events for new and continuing DA Leaders. See you there!
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