Over 10,000 Americans have already voted in Democrats Abroad’s Global Presidential Primary, with many more ballots to be cast between now and March 8.
Unlike voters in the United Sates, Americans living abroad will have the opportunity to vote in their Primary for another five days at local polling stations, or by emailing, posting or faxing their ballot. (1)
The final results of the Global Presidential Primary, including delegate allocations, will not be announced until all ballots are counted on March 21.
The primary, which kicked off at Midnight on Tuesday, March 1 in Wellington, New Zealand, has been the subject of unprecedented interest by the public and the media.
Voting centers report large numbers of Americans joining at their local voting center, showing proof of identity to volunteers, and casting a ballot.
From Prague, Julia Bryan, Chair of Democrats Abroad Czech Republic, reports that their membership numbers have doubled in just a few weeks.
“We’re seeing a lot of interest all around the country. Voters are telling their friends, who are telling their friends – it’s a big chain reaction that’s exciting to be a part of.”
U.S. Democrats in 111 cities, in 39 countries, will take part in the Global Presidential Primary before it runs its course. A full list of voting sites and times can be found at democratsabroad.org/gpp.