American citizens have the right to vote in U.S. federal elections, no matter where you live in the world or how long you’ve lived there - and Democrats Abroad is here to help!
Click here to vote in the Global Presidential Primary, Democrats Abroad official presidential primary, which runs through March 10.
Click here to request your overseas absentee ballot. This option is for voters who wish to vote with their state primary, and for all voters who will vote in the 2020 general elections.
Which is right for me? We recommend that you do both!
What’s the difference? The global primary is a state-run primary election, to decide how Democrats Abroad’s delegates will vote at the Democratic National Convention. It’s just like the presidential primary in your voting state, but in most cases your vote is actually more powerful in our primary. Tens of thousands will vote in the global primary, compared to millions in most US state primaries.
Voting in the global primary will not register you to vote in the general elections, however. Everyone should request their overseas absentee ballot at the start of each year. Doing so will ensure that you receive all overseas absentee ballots relevant to you this year — including the general election in the fall, as well as any special elections and local and state primaries (if you vote in the global primary, you can vote down-ballot but you can’t vote for president more than once!).
What if I have more questions? Email email@example.com and we’ll be happy to help.