Question for Americans:Voting?

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jantango

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Dear Jánis --

The Global Presidential Primary
is a week-long voting period -- kicking off on March 3, Super Tuesday! -- for Democrats Abroad members to participate in our official party-run presidential primary. We’re holding more than 220 events in 45 countries around the world, and we hope you’ll be joining us...

Am I eligible? If you’re a Democrat Abroad and haven’t voted (or plan to vote) in any other 2020 state presidential primary/caucus, you’re eligible to vote in the Global Presidential Primary. For those who have yet to register with Dems Abroad, you have the option of doing so the very day of the Primary!

Where to vote in Argentina? On Saturday, March 7th, Democrats Abroad Argentina (DAAR) will be holding an all-day Presidential Primary (10am-6pm) at the American Club of Buenos Aires.

Drop in and vote, meet other wonderful Democrats, and contribute to strengthening our efforts for the rest of 2020! Your voice and vote matter.

DA Argentina
http://www.democratsabroad.org/
 

jantango

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MARCH 10 IS THE DEADLINE TO VOTE IN THE DEMOCRATS ABROAD GLOBAL PRIMARY

Democrats Abroad will cast this Super Tuesday’s first-in-the-world ballots, as voting centers in cities from Bangkok to Dubai open their doors hours before the US.

Our primary runs beyond March 3rd until March 10th. If you haven’t already voted remotely in the Global Presidential Primary (or in your home state’s presidential primary) we’d be delighted to see you at one of 230+ voting centers around the world.

Find your nearest polling station.
Download your ballot and vote remotely.
Get your virtual “I voted” sticker and tell the world.
Questions about voting? Check out our FAQ or email us here. Our on-call volunteers are here to help.

Looking for information about our candidates? Check out their outreach to our members.

One more note: We’re closely monitoring the spread of Covid-19, and updating voting center plans accordingly. All events will remain open unless otherwise noted. If you have particular questions about your voting location, reach out to your local Democrats Abroad leaders. Please use your best judgement, and remember that voting remotely through March 10th is always an option.

Thank you for voting abroad!

Julia Bryan
Global Chair, Democrats Abroad
 

jantango

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Bernie raised $2 million for the Coronavirus relief effort. He is more presidential than the person in the WH.


 
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jantango

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With hugely consequential elections taking place in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has never been a more important time to stand up for our voting rights, and protect our votes and ourselves in the process.

If we are to have safe, healthy, and fair elections this year, Americans at home must make widespread use of mail ballots, while Americans abroad must have the ability to return their ballots securely via email or web portal.

Many countries outside of the US have suspended postal delivery or have long delays in postal mail delivery.
Requiring American voters abroad to pay for expensive courier services to vote, or travel to embassies (once consular services reopen) not only suppresses votes but creates a poll tax on voter participation.

What can we do?

  1. Contact your members of Congress and senators and speak out on these issues. Visit our action page for more information, including contact information and a script: https://www.democratsabroad.org/support_ballot_returns_by_email_or_web_portal

  2. Make sure you’re prepared to vote! Plan ahead and act early.
    - Register to vote and request your ballot now if you haven’t already done so for 2020. Don’t delay. To register to vote and request your ballot go to: votefromabroad.org.
    - Plan to vote early, especially if your state requires ballot transmission by postal mail. Follow up with your local election office to check that your ballot has been both received and counted.

  3. Get out the vote and share information with your American networks both at home and abroad.
    - Encourage everyone to contact their representative and senators, urging them to help make voting easier and safer now and during the Covid-19 pandemic;
    - Help with voter registration through your local DA country committee and join DA phone banking at: www.democratsabroad.org/phonebanking to help make sure that our members are able to vote and have their votes counted.
Best wishes and happy voting,

DA Voter Protection
#Vote2020 #YourVoteMatters
#StayAHome #FlattenTheCurve
Democrats Abroad
http://www.democratsabroad.org/
 

jantango

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Worried about how our elections will function in the midst of a pandemic? Wondering how to get out the vote when you can't get out? Want to know the latest about political polling? Join Democrats Abroad and data scientist David Shor on Friday, May 22 at 9:30 AM (Washington, DC time) and get some answers (RSVP Here).

David Shor is a veteran of the Obama campaign and one of the leading experts in the world on the effective use of data in political campaigns. He has given a number of presentations to Democrats Abroad groups in several countries - and now members around the world can hear him in this online Zoom Webinar. Click here to RSVP for the event and learn how to send in questions for David.

This is also an opportunity to support our Global Phone-banking campaign with a donation (even if you don't sign up for the Webinar with David Shor). While there is no donation requirement to attend, we hope you’ll consider a donation of $15 - or more - and help reach hundreds and thousands of potential voters through our Call the World campaign.

Hope to "see" you on the Webinar with David Shor. Again, click here to RSVP


Julia Bryan
Global Chair, Democrats Abroad
 

jantango

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Today's message for Americans from the US Embassy regarding voting. My state requires that I send my absentee ballots by mail, so the likelihood of it arriving is doubtful. It's all electronic if you vote in the Democrats Abroad International election.

All U.S. citizens can receive blank ballots electronically. You may receive your ballot via email, fax, or internet download depending on the state where you are eligible to vote.


Returning Your Completed, Signed Ballot: Some states allow you to return your completed ballot electronically; while others only consider ballots received via regular mail. If your state requires you to return paper voting forms or ballots to local election officials by mail, you can do so through international mail, or a professional courier service.


U.S. Embassy Buenos Aires suspended routine operations, including ballot collection, due to the COVID19 epidemic. We will notify U.S. citizens via MASCOT message when we will resume accepting ballots. You may want to consider returning your ballot via a private courier service or international mail if the deadline for return of your ballot is near.
 

jantango

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Please join this DA Voter Protection action, co-hosted with DAUK Voter Registration, to raise our voices to help ensure that all American citizens, at home and abroad, can participate in safe and fair elections.

Actions will focus on: saving the USPS, promoting vote by mail, early and safe in-person voting for Americans at home, ballot returns via email and ballot returns via web portal for Americans overseas.

Thursday, June 18 at 13:00 hs BAT
Use the link to RSVP
 
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