Monday, January 11, 2016

2016 Global Presidential Primary

U.S. Democrats Abroad will have the opportunity to vote in the March 1 - 8, 2016 Global Presidential Primary to Determine Delegates to Democratic National Convention Representing Our Choice to be the Next President of the United States.

U.S. citizens who live outside of the United States are urged to vote in the Global Presidential Primary. For Democrats living abroad, there is nothing more important than voting in the GPP and getting as many others to do the same.
The more votes registered, the more strength Democrats Abroad can display, which in turn may lead to more support for Americans living outside of the country.

Election Day is November 8, 2016, when Americans will go to the polls to elect new representation, including the next President to follow Barack Obama. February through June, Democrats and Republicans in all states will hold primary elections and caucuses to select their nominees as the party's choice for each office. Democrats Abroad’s Global Presidential Primary provides the same opportunity to overseas Americans. Starting Super Tuesday, March 1st through 8th, Americans all over the world may vote for a Democratic Presidential candidate to serve the interests of Americans abroad.

In Switzerland, Americans may vote in person at Global Presidential Primary Voting Centers: In Geneva on Tuesday 1 March at the Warwick Hotel, or in Zurich on Saturday 5 March at the EMA House Hotel.

Democrats Abroad Have a Voice

Democrats Abroad is the official arm of the Democratic Party for the millions of Americans living outside the United States. As such, each presidential election cycle, Democrats Abroad holds a global primary, when U.S. citizens and registered Democrats all over the world can cast a ballot for the candidate to best represent our concerns.

Beginning Super Tuesday, March 1 until March 8, Democrats living abroad will be able to vote in a dedicated global presidential primary to choose the party's candidate for the presidential election. Based on our votes, Democrats Abroad will send 21 voting delegates to the Democratic Party National Convention.

The National Convention will be July 25-28 in Philadelphia, PA, at which time the Democratic candidate for presidential election is chosen. And with your help, we will see the next Democratic President of the United States elected on November 8, 2016!

Voting in the Global Presidential Primary

You may vote in the GPP in-person at one of the voting centers or by mail, fax, or email.
  • Vote in-person, cast your ballot in Switzerland's Voting Centers in Geneva or Z├╝rich during our Global Presidential Primary on March 1st to 8th, 2016.
  • Vote by mail, request or download a ballot between January 11 and February 8, 2016 and mail it by March 8, 2016 to Peter Butterfield, Rue Bourg-de-Four 8, 1170 Aubonne, Switzerland. Download the ballot from www.democratsabroad.org/gpp: “Ballot for voting by mail, fax, or email, with detailed instructions (PDF, 6 pages)
  • Vote by fax by downloading the ballot above and fax it to +1-888-958-6739.
  • Vote by email from 00:00 hours CET on March 1, 2016 so long as it is received no later than 24:00 hours CET on March 8, 2016 to: PrimaryVoting@democratsabroad.org. To be clear, voting by email means filling out a printed ballot and then scanning or photographing the ballot and sending the graphics file as an attachment to the email address PrimaryVoting@democratsabroad.org.

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