Democrats Abroad Portugal is organizing Ballot Assistance Events across Portugal to help Americans vote in the Global Presidential Primary. Ballot Assistance Events are not official polling stations, but are opportunities to pick up your remote ballot and get help sending it in, as well as to connect with like-minded expats.
These events will be held in Portugal between March 3 and 10, 2020. Events are being planned for Porto, Lisbon, Oeiras, Setúbal, Sintra area, Caldas da Rainha, Coimbra, and Tavira. See our EVENTS tab for up-to-date information.
In preparation for these events, we had a live online training on How to Set Up and Run a Get Out the Vote (GOTV) on February 12. Will Bakker, the Deputy Director of Regional Democrats Abroad EMEA trained us in best practices and how-to's for the events.
The DA voting process is secure and your vote has more weight toward selecting delegates at the national convention. (You can't vote in both the GPP and your home state presidential primary, but you can vote “down ballot” in your state and local races.) More info on the GPP can be found here.
Let us know if you would like to run one of these Ballot Assistance Events in your area! You only need a team of 2-3 people, a location, some pens, and a smartphone/wifi. We'll show you how; it really couldn’t be easier. Contact a couple of expat friends and do it together! It’s a great opportunity to meet new like-minded folks, and support American democracy at the same time!