The Global Presidential Primary
March 5-7, 10am-3pm
Hotel La Aldea
Ancha de San Antonio 15
By Hope Bradberry
Don’t miss your chance to vote in person this presidential year! Join Americans around the world and participate in this year’s Global Presidential Primary (GPP) through Democrats Abroad. Voting in the Primary gives you the chance to help determine the presidential candidates our delegates will vote for in the Democratic National Convention. Democrats Abroad is considered a state at the Convention and has 21 delegates.
Who is eligible to participate?
Democrats Abroad has just a few requirements for voting in the primary:
- Be abroad and be a US citizen
- Be a member of Democrats Abroad
- Be 18 as of November 3, 2020
- Not have voted, or plan to vote, in any other 2020 state presidential primary
When and how can I vote?
Starting February 18, you can download your ballot from the Democrats Abroad website and vote from over 197 countries! If you’d like to vote in person, our in-person event is being held March 5, 6, and 7 at Hotel La Aldea from 10am-3pm.
What if I’m not a member of Democrats Abroad?
You can join at www.democratsabroad.org/join, or anytime up until you’re about to vote.
I vote in my home state. Can I vote in the Global Presidential Primary and my home state’s primary?
You can only vote in a presidential primary one time. If you vote in the GPP, but also want to vote in your home state for the down-ballot primary races (such as for your congressperson), you can! Just don’t vote for a presidential candidate on your state ballot.
I’ve already received my overseas absentee ballots for this year from my home state. Why should I participate in the GPP instead of voting in my state’s presidential primary?
While tens of thousands of people will participate in the GPP this year, millions will vote in their home state. That means that your vote in the Global Presidential Primary is more powerful than if you were to vote in home state–in fact, it can be up to four times more powerful!
Who will win the Global Presidential Primary?
That’s up to you to decide! We’ll be announcing the local results of our primary at our annual general membership meeting on March 13, and the global results will be announced on March 23.