Remember – Americans abroad CAN vote in midterm elections. US Senate and Representative elections are Federal elections that every American abroad voter is entitled to vote in.
Americans abroad CAN make a difference in these midterms. Every vote counts and even a few votes can swing an election (or a state legislature!) from red to blue.
Finally, please remember that Americans abroad need to request our ballots every year we’d like to vote. Even those of us who requested a ballot in December 2017 must request their ballot again for this calendar year. That way, our ballots will be counted in every 2018 election.
Happy New Year to you from Democrats Abroad! I’m looking forward to helping turn 2018 into a year we can all be proud of. I very much appreciate your help making it happen.
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At the recent Global Convention Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Democrats Abroad announced that President Barack Obama had won the organization’s Global Primary. The Democrats Abroad Global Primary was conducted May 1-6, 2012 at more than 90 voting centers in 33 countries.
“There was an overwhelming show of support for President Obama and his many accomplishments, including putting Americans back to work, reforming Wall Street and protecting consumers, making college more affordable, ending the War in Iraq, repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ and delivering affordable health care,” said Kenneth E. Sherman, International Chair of Democrats Abroad in Canada. “As Americans living abroad, we’ve also seen first-hand the gains President Obama has made repairing the U.S. image overseas.”
The election results also determined the 17 delegates who will attend the Democratic National Convention along with 8 DNC members September 3-7, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Convention delegation was elected in a combination of both the May 1-6 voting center elections and elections at the May 18-20 Democrats Abroad Global Convention which were held in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Democrats Abroad especially thanks the 160 members who stood for election as delegates in the multiple elections.
2012 Democrats Abroad Delegation to the DNC Convention in Charlotte
Roberta (Dee Dee) Camhi (DA-Mexico)
Tim Whiting (DA-Mexico)
Sandra Loridans (DA-Mexico)
Alexander Montgomery (DA-Hong Kong)
Kathleen Burnett (DA-Germany)
John Morris (DA-France)
Martha McDevitt-Pugh (DA-Netherlands)
Robert Vallier (DA-France)
Adrianne George (DA-Sweden)
Zachery Miller (DA-France)
Stephanie Stewart (DA-UK)
PLEO (party leaders and elected officials):
John Chudy (DA-Gautemala)
Maria Dolores (Lola) Quintella (Peru)
Gil Carbajal (DA-Spain)
Adrienne Jones (DA-Canada)
Sebron Toney (DA-Afghanistan)
Ken Sherman (DA-Canada), ex-officio
Vicki Hansen (DA-Luxembourg), ex-officio
Lauren Shannon (DA-Japan)
Stanley Grossman (DA-UK)
Caitlin Kraft Buhman (DA-Switzerland)
Leo Perez Minaya (DA-Dominicon Republic)
Theresa Morelli (DA-Italy)
Joe Smallhoover (DA-France)
The U.S. Presidential Election will take place on November 6, 2012. Deadlines for requesting overseas absentee ballots vary per state. To vote in the U.S. Presidential Election in November, overseas voters must request a ballot from local voting authorities in the place where they or their family last resided in the U.S.
Join the midterm election watch party in Stockholm on November 2, 2010.
On November 2, Americans will determine whether Democrats or Republicans will run the House and Senate. Follow the race with fellow Democrats at Democrats Abroad Sweden.
Come talk with other Americans in Stockholm about their views on the U.S. mid-term elections on Tuesday, November 2, at the First Tuesday election watch party hosted by Democrats Abroad Sweden.
Where: Herman’s Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: Fjällgatan 23a http://kartor.eniro.se/m/IhqUM
Time: 18.00-22.00 (6 pm-10 pm)
Entry: Free, open to the public
“There’s a lot at stake”, says Democrats Abroad Sweden Chair Peter Dahlen. “Today, Democrats control both chambers of Congress, but Republicans hope to regain control”.
Over the last several months, volunteers from Democrats Abroad Sweden have reached out to voters throughout the country about the importance of the November elections.
Americans will cast their ballots for 435 House seats, 37 of 100 Senate seats, and 37 gubernatorial elections.
The party in power in each house runs the committees, the most powerful bodies in Congress. Committee members control which bills come to a vote, and bills that committees approve can affect issues such as taxes, immigration, health care, energy policy, and education.
“There are 2 choices voters face in November-moving America forward or going back to the failed policies of the past”, adds Dahlen. “It’s taken two years just to stop digging the hole we were in when President Obama took office. Now we have to give him two more years to continue creating jobs and re-energizing the U.S. economy”.
Please join us November 2 to talk politics and public policy and to follow the early election returns. And please remind every American you know to vote!