Are you an American?
Are you a Democrat?
You can vote in the Democrats Abroad Presidential primary.
It runs from March 3 – 10th, 2020.
Democrats can vote remotely (by computer, mail, or fax) through March 10th. But only on select dates at 1 of 3 in-person locations in Panama. Keep reading for details.
(FYI, The Republican party does not give Republicans abroad the option to vote in a global primary.)
Below, I list Panama’s 3 locations. If you are elsewhere, discover which of the 230+ voting centers are near you. Find your nearest polling station.
For info on how Americans can vote from overseas in US elections, including the Presidential election, click here.
Where To Vote In Panama (in person)
You can vote at 1 of the 3 voting stations in Panama. This is great news. The last US Presidential election, you could only vote in-person in Panama City.
Keep in mind, you can only vote at these voting station locations if have:
- Not voted in your home state’s presidential primary
- Not voted remotely in the Global Presidential Primary (described further on in this post.)
(For info on how to vote in your home state’s elections, click here.)
Tuesday, March 3
Animales Clinica; Alto Boquete, De la via principal a Boquete, al otro lado de la carretera al Supermercado de Iván
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Beaches Area – Coronado
Friday, March 6
Pacific Coast International School, Calle Principal, Nuevo Gorgona, Panama
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday, March 8
Country Store and Cafe
0843-00447, Calle John F. Wallace, Panama City, Panama
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Vote Remotely – Global Presidential Primary
You have until March 10th to vote remotely. I did it that way in the last Presidential primary. It was very easily accomplished.
There are 4 steps to voting remotely.
- Before you vote, you must be a member. If you’re not a member, join at democratsabroad.org/join
Your ballot will not be tabulated if you are not a member.
- Add your contact info to the BALLOT FORM that will appear once you register as a member. Then click “Download my ballot.” Already a member, you can also download your ballot here.
Add all required info to ensure your ballot counts (Note: DA Membership # field is OPTIONAL).
- Vote your choice, add your signature and the date, and send in your ballot.
- Email the completed ballot to [email protected] by March 10th at midnight Pacific Time (GMT -7).
Mail or Fax Option
You may also mail your ballot to your country committee.
In Panama, that address is Tricia Nier PO Box 1011-00046 Chame Panama. Your mailed ballot must be received by March 11th.
You may also fax your ballot to +1(202)217-4277 by March 10th.
For more information about the 2020 Global Primary, please visit democratsabroad.org.
2016 Global Presidential Primary Results
2016 was the the first Global Presidential Primary. Democrats Abroad even hosted an online debate between the 2 candidates, Clinton and Sanders. Although, Clinton did not appear. She sent Madeleine Albright as her representative. The debated focused on issues of interest to US expats.
In the 2016 Democrats Abroad’s Global Presidential Primary, almost 35,000 people in over 170 countries voted.
The results of the 2016 global primary
- 69% – Bernie Sanders
- 31% – Hillary Clinton
In Panama alone, the vote was as follows.
- 71% – Bernie
- 29% – Hillary
Sanders picked up 9 pledged delegates as a result of the Global Presidential Primary, while Clinton secured 4 delegates.
Looking for information about the candidates? Check out their outreach to Democrats abroad.
Don’t miss your chance to vote in the global primary at democratsabroad.org/primary!
A big thank you to Julia Bryan, Global Chair, Democrats Abroad, for sending this information to me.
Remember, if most US citizens abroad voted, it could turn an election.