February 18, 2020

Voting Begins for Democrats Abroad Global Primary

Ballots are now out for voters in the Democrat’s 57th “state” party.

For US voters who are members of Democrats Abroad, the official Democratic Party arm for the millions living outside the United States, voting in the closely-watched presidential primary race of 2020 began this week.

Remote voting - by email, postal mail or fax - helps ensure all American voters can participate in the global primary, regardless of where they live. 

“Voting in-person in the primary is exciting for lots of our members. For many of them, it’s the one chance they’ll have to vote in-person during this critical election year,” explained Julia Bryan, Chair, Democrats Abroad, “Remote voting helps our voters who can’t reach our voting stations, and ensures that every Democrat living outside the US has the same chance to participate, regardless of where they live.”

Starting on Super Tuesday and running until March 10th, Democrats Abroad will also run over 230 voting centers in 45 countries around the world. 

The‌ ‌results‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Global‌ ‌Presidential‌ ‌Primary‌ ‌will‌ ‌determine‌ ‌the‌ ‌number‌ ‌of‌ ‌delegates‌ ‌that‌ ‌each‌ ‌presidential‌ ‌candidate‌ ‌will‌ ‌receive‌ ‌from‌ ‌Democrats‌ ‌Abroad‌ ‌at‌ ‌the‌ ‌Democratic‌ ‌National‌ ‌Convention‌ ‌this‌ ‌July‌ ‌-‌ ‌thus‌ ‌helping‌ ‌determine‌ ‌the‌ ‌Democratic‌ ‌presidential‌ ‌nominee‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌2020‌ ‌elections.‌ ‌Democrats‌ ‌Abroad‌ ‌sends‌ ‌21‌ ‌delegates‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌Convention,‌ ‌13‌ ‌of‌ ‌which‌ ‌are‌ ‌pledged‌ ‌delegates.‌

All‌ ‌Americans‌ ‌residing‌ ‌outside‌ ‌the‌ ‌United‌ ‌States‌ ‌may‌ ‌participate‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌primary‌ ‌and‌ ‌run‌ ‌for‌ ‌a‌ ‌convention‌ ‌delegate‌ ‌position,‌ ‌provided‌ ‌they‌ ‌are‌ ‌18‌ ‌or‌ ‌older‌ ‌by‌ ‌November‌ ‌3,‌ ‌2020,‌ ‌are‌ ‌Democrats‌ ‌Abroad‌ ‌members,‌ ‌and‌ ‌have‌ ‌not‌ ‌voted‌ ‌in‌ ‌another‌ ‌presidential‌ ‌primary‌ ‌or‌ ‌caucus‌ ‌in‌ ‌this‌ ‌election‌ ‌cycle.‌ ‌Same-day‌ ‌registration‌ ‌is‌ ‌available‌ ‌for‌ ‌Americans‌ ‌who‌ ‌have‌ ‌not‌ ‌yet‌ ‌joined‌ ‌Democrats‌ ‌Abroad.‌ 

Interested voters should head to democratsabroad.org/gpp to find out more information on how to register and download their ballot. 

For more information about the primary process and the role of Democrats Abroad, please visit democratsabroad.org/2020_press_kit. 

Key Upcoming Dates:

  • 3-10 March 2020: Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary in-person voting
  • 10 March 2020: Remote ballots due
  • 23 March 2020: Global Presidential Primary results announced
  • 16 May 2020: Democrats Abroad Global Convention
  • 13-16 July 2020: Democratic National Convention
  • 3 November, 2020: United States Presidential Election


Democrats Abroad is the official organization of the Democratic Party for United States citizens living permanently or temporarily abroad. The organization is given state-level recognition by the Democratic National Committee, with eight positions on the Democratic National Committee, and sends a voting delegation to the Democratic National Convention to select our presidential candidate. For more information, visit https://www.democratsabroad.org.