Scroll down and click on the dates below to RSVP and get connection details and reminders.
Did you know every eligible American living abroad can vote in U.S. elections this year?
Do you have questions about how to vote? Click the chat bubble at the bottom of this screen and we can help you find the answers.
But we get it. Sometimes you just want to speak to live person.
Starting July 26th, join us any Sunday(24hrs), Tuesday, Thursday & Friday (noon-4pm) till November U.S. Eastern time to talk to a volunteer LIVE on Zoom about questions you have about voting from abroad.
How is it done on Zoom? You'll come into the main room and be paired 1:1 with a volunteer into a breakout room to ensure privacy and that you can get all your questions answered. It couldn't be easier.
More information: The easiest way to request your ballot is at VoteFromAbroad.org. It takes just a few minutes to complete and send in your form to the US state where you last lived. The website will guide you step by step. In most cases it’s pretty simple. But if you’re new to voting abroad, or if you haven’t done it in a while, you may have additional questions. That’s why we’ll be here every Sunday until election day to help.
If you can’t make the 'office hours', you can always email us at email@example.com or send in your question through our online help bubble, and a volunteer will get back to you.
Here is a handy website to convert the time zone to yours wherever you are in the world.
CLICK ON A DATE TO GET SPECIFIC CONNECTION DETAILS & REMINDERS:
Monday: 2-10pm CEST Hosted by DA United Kingdom (8am-4pm U.S. Eastern)
**September 21st **
Please fill out our contact form. We will do our best to have a volunteer respond to you within 48 hours.
Attend an online in-person help session
Click any of the links below, RSVP to the event and you will receive an email with a Zoom link to connect to our voter help desk.
Office Hours (Voter Assistance) Thursday, June 25, 6:30 PM. More Info/RSVP
Office Hours (Voter Assistance) Tuesday, July 7, 7:00 PM. More Info/RSVP
Office Hours (Voter Assistance) Wednesday, July 15, 5:00 PM. More Info/RSVP
Office Hours (Voter Assistance) Sunday, July 26, 5:30 PM. More Info/RSVP
*All of our voter assistance is non-partisan, and we will help any U.S. citizen register to vote regardless of where they live, where they vote, or what party they support.*
Request your absentee ballot for the November election at https://www.votefromabroad.org/
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Liberation Day, is an unofficial American holiday and an official Texas state holiday. It is celebrated annually on the 19th of June in America to commemorate Union army general Gordon Granger's reading of federal orders in the city of Galveston, Texas, on 19 June 1865, proclaiming all slaves in Texas were now free. Although the Emancipation Proclamation had formally freed them almost two and a half years earlier, and the American Civil War had largely ended with the defeat of the Confederate States in April, Texas was the most remote of the slave states, with a low presence of Union troops, so enforcement of the proclamation had been slow and inconsistent. Democratic Governors Cuomo (NY) and Northam (VA) recently made Juneteenth a paid day off for all state employees.
We have several events to commemorate Juneteenth.Read more
Dialing for Democracy is a calling marathon
and global Democrats Abroad fundraiser.
Phonebankers will make as many calls as they can to DA members to ask them to request their absentee ballots. Calls will be made from 9:00am to 9:00pm CEST on Flag Day, June 14. Generous sponsors like yourself will push our callers to reach our calling goals and provide the critical funds to keep our voter outreach going strong through November 3!
DONORS: If you are sponsoring a specific caller, BEFORE you select an amount, write the caller's name in the box at left!
Donate $50 and you’re sponsoring 200 calls!
$10—40 calls $25—100 calls $100—400 calls
$250—1000 calls $500—2000 calls $1000—4000 calls
Democrats Abroad will be making 100,000s of calls this year, and your contribution will help make this outreach possible.
Thank you! We appreciate your support!
Don’t forget to check in on how the calls are going on Facebook Live from 7:30pm to 9:30pm on June 14 on the DA Germany Facebook page.
For a full overview of the call-a-thon, click here.
Donations will be going to the Democratic Party Committee Abroad (Democrats Abroad) and not to any candidate for federal office.Donate
On Saturday, 16 May 2020, more than 200 electors logged on from around Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to represent their country committees and vote for the candidates who will represent EMEA in the 2020 Democrats Abroad delegation to the National Convention. This was our first fully online regional convention. The people elected to represent DA’s EMEA region at this year’s DNC come from many countries across the region and well represent the diversity of our party and our organization. This year Democrats Abroad Germany had two big wins in these important elections.
The voting started with the election of the EMEA regional DNC member. There close to 50 candidates from our region, including six members from Germany:
- Antigoné McDermot, Heidelberg Chapter
- Christian Wollny, Hamburg Chapter
- Diane Haven, Kaiserslautern Chapter
- Evan Bermel, Berlin Chapter
- Jacqueline Routier, Berlin Chapter
- Kathryn (Katie) Solon, Munich Chapter
Overseas voters often make the difference in close races! With more than 15,000 members, we are one of the largest country committees of Democrats Abroad — the official Democratic Party arm for the more than nine million Americans living outside the United States.
We are a 100% volunteer organization with a presence throughout Germany. Our mission is to provide Americans living in Germany a voice in our government and to elect Democrats by mobilizing the overseas vote.
Wherever you are in Germany, you can get involved today!
Looking to share your skills and interests with DA Germany? Take our volunteer survey here.
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We look forward to meeting you! If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact us.
With the Democratic primary season now underway, Democrats Abroad Germany is ramping up voter outreach all across the country – and we’re bringing the primary to you!
Join us at one of our 43 voting centers in 30 cities across Germany from March 3-10 to cast your ballot in person in the Global Presidential Primary (GPP), Democrats Abroad’s state primary, or send it in via email or by postal mail today (details below).
Just like all 50 states, we – Democrats Abroad – have a say in the Democratic presidential nomination process! Based on votes cast in the GPP in Germany and other countries around the world, Democrats Abroad will send 21 delegates to the Democratic National Convention in July. The presidential candidate for the general election in November 2020 will be selected there.
As a member of Democrats Abroad voting in the GPP, you help decide who our Democratic presidential nominee will be—the leader who will work to repair the damage caused by this disastrous administration and put our country back on track. Don’t miss the opportunity to let your vote count in what might be the most important election of your lifetime!
Voting in the Global Presidential Primary from Germany
EMAIL OR POSTAL MAIL
You can also return your downloaded ballot by postal mail to the following address:
Democrats Abroad Germany
Postfach 34 02 58
Voted ballots can be returned to the above addresses between February 18 and March 10. They must be sent via email or postmarked by March 10 to be accepted.
You can vote in person from March 3-10 at 43 voting centers in 30 cities in Germany. Many cities will kick off the GPP with voting on Super Tuesday (March 3), but please note that opening times do vary by city. All details, including times, dates, and locations, can be found below.
**Ballots downloaded and printed at home CANNOT be returned at one of our voting centers.
Press inquiries here.
Global Presidential Primary In-Person Voting Centers in Germany
Frankfurt am Main
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is the purpose of the Global Presidential Primary?
Democrats Abroad is an official state party within the Democratic Party. That means, like other states, we hold our primary election for the Democratic presidential nominee and send delegates to the nominating convention. Democrats Abroad will send 21 delegates who will represent our constituency in Milwaukee, WI, from July 13–16, 2020, at the Democratic National Convention.
Who is eligible to participate?
- Be abroad and be a U.S. citizen
- Be a member of Democrats Abroad (Join here)
- Be 18 as of November 3, 2020
- Not have voted, or plan to vote, in any other 2020 state presidential primary
What if I’m not a member of Democrats Abroad?
You can sign up today, or on the day of the primary. Joining Democrats Abroad is free, fast, and has many benefits.
Can I vote both in the GPP and in my home state’s presidential primary?
No. You can only vote for the presidential nominee in one primary. However, you can still vote in your home state in primary races for other positions, such as for your members of Congress. Just be sure to skip the presidential question.
I can’t attend the event but want to vote. What can I do?
If you can’t join us in person, as long as you’re a member of Democrats Abroad, you can also vote remotely. If you were a member of Democrats Abroad before February 18, 2020, you should have a ballot from us in your inbox from February 18. If you can't find that email, or you joined Democrats Abroad after February 18, 2020, you will need to download a GPP ballot here.
Why should I participate in the GPP instead of voting in my home state’s presidential primary?
- Your vote counts more in terms of the voter-to-delegate ratio. Compare Democrats Abroad’s 9,523 votes per delegate with Pennsylvania’s 33,333 per delegate or California’s 40,360 per delegate. A vote with Democrats Abroad is more than four times more powerful than in the California primary.
- Voting order—Democrats Abroad votes earlier compared to many states (including FL, IL, OH, NY, and PA), so you have an earlier chance in shaping the outcome of the primary process.
- You will be able to vote in person.
- Your vote will help reinforce that Americans abroad are an important voting group.
Who will win the Global Presidential Primary?
That’s up to you to decide! We’ll be announcing the results of our primary on March 23, so stay tuned!
I have questions about voting in the GPP and in the November general election.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help!
Important Information: You will still need to request a ballot for the general election on November 3, 2020. Request your ballot today at https://www.votefromabroad.org/.
Ways Democrats Abroad Members have learned about our organization or shared what we do:
- American Library
- Audience Question at a Public Lecture
- Comments in online ex-pat groups
- A conversation about traveling and visas
- Dating apps
- Debate Watch Party
- English section of a bookshop/English bookstores
- Facebook Groups
- Family Member encouraged me
- Flyer at ex-pat cafe
- International School high school students
- International School teachers
- Medical students, faculty, and staff
- Meetup.com Events/Groups
- Online Ad
- Overheard accent at locals-only locations
- Study Abroad Programs
- Thanksgiving events
- Through work
- Tote Bag (VFA/DA) carried, approached by a citizen
- University faculty and staff
- US University Alumni Groups, you can find alumni around you via your university’s alumni services or via LinkedIn
- Voter Info Table at a market
- Word of mouth/friends
There are many things you can do to help get out the word and help other Americans vote. Below is a short list of things you can do to help. If you have any ideas, please send them to email@example.com.
Here are some ways to help us Get Out The Vote (GOTV) before November 3, 2020!
- Overseas voters, please request your absentee ballot early at www.votefromabroad.org. Ask for your ballot to be delivered by email. If you are an overseas voter and are not registered to vote, your ballot request is your voter registration.
Remind your friends and family in the U.S. to register to vote: https://iwillvote.com/. They can also verify that they are registered at this link and make sure they have not been purged.
- Are there other U.S. citizens at your company, organization, language school, or social group? Tell them about www.votefromabroad.org! Would you like us to host a virtual Vote from Abroad registration event for them? Get in touch with your chapter chair or Germany’s GOTV Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ask organizations or clubs with U.S. citizens if they will add a reminder about voting to their newsletter or website (e.g., business or professional clubs, fraternities or sororities, language schools, religious groups). Here is a sample announcement:
Announcement: For U.S. citizens regarding absentee voting in the 2020 general election
This is a reminder that all U.S. citizens living abroad must request their absentee ballot in order to vote! You can do this at www.VotefromAbroad.org, a non-partisan voter registration and ballot request assistance platform that helps American citizens register for upcoming elections. This website also offers a voter help desk, where experts can answer any of your specific questions. Thank you and happy voting!
- Add a PowerPoint slide about voting to your meeting (or ask an organization to add it to theirs!): https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1vc9t1uiQxA9g8DcvFkRHmwY_VQeR91L2gng6jw9mDiM/edit?usp=sharing
- Get involved in phonebanking: We need you to help us reach Americans in Germany and beyond!
Sign up for phonebanking: https://www.democratsabroad.org/de_phonebanking
Sign up for an online training here. Please RSVP to receive the login information:
- Are you interested in helping voters register and request their absentee ballot on www.VotefromAbroad.org? Take our voter assistance training. Sign up here:
- Have you already taken our voter assistance training? Let us know that you want to help with voter assistance by completing this quick form: https://forms.gle/seu3cwuqzXs2osMM8
- Are you active on social media? Join our Social Media Warriors to spread the word about voting by signing up here: https://forms.gle/stNrkeUbheqtgrDn9
- Reach out to your personal network with a text about voting and use our shareable graphics to spread the word about voting. Here's a sample:
Hey there! I hope you are doing well. At the beginning of 2020, I made a resolution to share voter registration info. with all of my American expat friends 🇺🇸 If you haven’t registered to vote before and/or requested your absentee ballot yet (something you should do every year), you can do so at this website: www.votefromabroad.org. (The website is non-partisan.) It’s really easy to use, and they have an online Help Desk if you have any questions. I’m also happy to answer any voter questions you may have. Contrary to many myths about overseas ballots, your vote can and often does make a difference! Thank you and happy voting!
- If you feel comfortable and are able to follow all health guidelines in your area, hang up a VFA flyer/tear-off sheet in places where Americans might see them. Request paper materials here (free of charge).
- Become a VFA Voting Champion! Taking to your friends is the most important thing you can do to spread the word and make a difference. Learn more.
- Make an impact with just €5 Donate to Democrats Abroad Germany to help bolster our outreach efforts!
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Thank you for helping us ensure that overseas voters have their voices heard! Questions? Please email email@example.com