All members of Democrats Abroad France Riviera Chapter may vote in the Riviera Chapter Executive Committee elections. Due to restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus, all voting will take place online between February 24th - March 3rd. Election results will be announced during the Political Wine on March 3rd at 7 p.m., which will be held via Zoom.
To read each candidate's personal statement download the ballot in PDF.Read more
Our activities don’t come without the strong efforts of a vibrant Executive Committee. With Democrats taking over the White House, we must keep the momentum of our voices being heard loud and clear. So the time has come for our own, Democrats Abroad France - Riviera Chapter’s Executive Committee elections.Read more
The U.S. Consulate General in Marseille is pleased to announce the provision of off-site consular services in Nice, September 4, 2019
1 - Who qualifies for an appointment?
⁃ If you have a 5-year-passport (minor or first-time adult application)
⁃ If you are no longer in possession of your prior passport
⁃ If your passport expired more than 15 years ago
⁃ If you wish to report the birth abroad of a child to a U.S. citizen
⁃ If you wish to have a document notarised
2 - How to schedule an appointment?
Send an email to [email protected] You will receive an email confirmation, including the appointment time and specific instructions for the service requested. You will be asked to submit all of the required documents and payment ahead of your appointment. We look forward to seeing you.
United States Consulate General
American Citizen Services Unit
Place Varian Fry
There is an exhibition of photographs made by the Patrouille de France in 2017, which by documenting current US and French military cooperation hopes to honor the US engagement in WWI.
This free exhibition at the Maison du Combattant at 36 bis Blvd Risso, NICE will run from 27 to 31 May from 14h00 to 17h30 each day.
The exhibition is sponsored by the US Ambassador to France, the Association France Etats-Unis, and the Ville de Nice. The Maison du Combattant is located facing the Acropolis.
Scott Baker published Bernie is crushing Hillary in a (real) primary no one noticed. in News 2016-03-08 04:31:57 -0500
It’s interesting to note the strength Obama and Sanders both show among Democrats Abroad. Perhaps Democrats living in other countries have gained perspective on political possibilities in other places? Or a keener sense of global social injustice? Or, more prosaically, could it be that more moderate and conservative Hillary voters are more motivated to obtain and send in absentee ballots?
Read the full Daily Kos article here.
Scott Baker published Primaires US: les démocrates azuréens ont voté ce samedi in News 2016-03-07 05:09:14 -0500
Une centaine d'Américains ont participé au scrutin permettant aux membres du parti démocrate vivant à l'étranger de désigner les délégués qui éliront leur candidat à la présidentielle.
Read the full Nice-Matin article (in French) here.
Scott Baker published Democratic and Republican Voters Have Vastly Different Priorities in News 2016-03-02 03:05:37 -0500
Early exit polls showed a wide difference between Democrats and Republicans on whether they wanted a candidate to "have experience" or to "be an outsider." And that trend bore out across states — across the first nine Democratic contests, 74 to 86 percent of voters wanted a candidate who had experience. On the GOP side, it was only 34 to 46 percent.
And though Sanders is by no means inexperienced in politics, Clinton is the clear choice of Democratic voters who prioritize experience. Trump, meanwhile, is the quintessential outsider.
Given this stat, it's not at all a surprise that Clinton and Trump had such strong nights.
Scott Baker published 'FiveThirtyEight' Statistician Nate Silver Reports On The 2016 Election in News 2016-02-23 12:42:48 -0500
Oh no, I have to say that on balance, I'm worried about the state of polling right now.
So traditional telephone polls - and let's take the best polls, like Pew Research, for example, who do call cell phones. Their response rates - so how many people actually respond to the poll, the ones they would like to respond - has gone from about 35 percent 20 years ago to I think it is 9 percent now. So they're kind of hoping the 9 percent of people they do reach are representative of the 100 percent of people they would like to reach.
In some sense, it's worked remarkably well. I mean, the polls were pretty good in the past two presidential elections. But we've seen cases in other democracies, such as the United Kingdom, for example, Greece, Scotland, Israel, where the polls were pretty far off on election day. And I think that should worry people.
Eventually, I think, like everything else, we'll lead our lives online, and online polling will be the standard. But people haven't really figured out what the kind of gold-standard methodology is for online polling.
Listen to the full NPR - Fresh Air interview here.
Scott Baker published Voter Registration at Monaco U.S.A. - New Hampshire Primary in News 2016-02-04 07:55:11 -0500
Members of Democrats Abroad have been cordially invited to Monaco U.S.A.'s New Hampshire Primary Night event.
We will be welcoming all Americans in the region to register themselves to vote in the federal elections in November. DAF - Riviera will be promoting our non-partisan www.VoteFromAbroad.org web site that makes voter registration simple and easy for Americans living abroad.
09FEB @ 18h00
Stars n' Bars, quai Antoine 1er, 98000 MONACO
RSVP directly on their official Facebook page.
Scott Baker published No, Coin Flips Did Not Win Iowa For Hillary Clinton in News 2016-02-04 07:13:30 -0500
Gone unmentioned so far is that even if Clinton won that Miracle Six — and there were no other coin tosses — it would make little difference in the outcome. That is, in part, because of the complicated way Iowa Democrats allocate their delegates — and what was being reported on election night and what wasn't.
Read the full story here on NPR.
As the election year of 2016 kicks off, it is a good time to reflect on how we will vote. Not only are issues important but also the character of a candidate and how they approach decisions. Here's an interesting article that highlights how to approach the polling box:
- Do applaud careful reflection.
- Don't applaud insults.
- Do applaud feelings.
- Don't applaud manipulation.
- Do applaud collaborative behavior.
- Don't applaud black-and-white thinking.
- Do applaud apologies.
- Don't applaud evasiveness.
- Do applaud curiosity.
Read the full article here.
We are months away from our Democrat Global Primary where YOU get to cast your vote for the person who will be our Democrat presidential candidate in 2016. To support Americans living on the Riviera in making an informed vote in our local Democrat Global Primary, join the DAF - Riviera's Political Wines (first Wednesdays) to engage in an in-depth analysis of each candidate. Through a random selection, each month will focus on a different candidate and their viewpoints on current political issues, particularly those directly impacting Americans living abroad.
Please join us at our new location!
Parking: Palais de la Méditerranée or Grimaldi
Public Transport: several bus stops in walking distance: Congrès/Joffre, Grimaldi, or Gustave V
There is no formal entry fee to participate except to support our host, Bazar Café, by ordering 1 drink minimum.
To help DAF - Riviera coordinate this event, we ask that you RSVP - even if you are a 'maybe'!
Chair, Riviera Chapter
Because elections have consequences . . .