Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Details on the Democrats Abroad Global Primary from Thailand

US Democrats Abroad!

Exercise your Right to Vote through the Democrats Abroad Global Primary
on February 5th!

Have your say on who will be the next US President -- from the comfort of your own home in Thailand!

Democrats Abroad is considered the 51st state by the Democratic Party, and now through the DA Global Primary, US citizens resident in Thailand will be able to vote by internet, fax, and (in some locales) in person at actual polling stations organized by Democrats Abroad Thailand (DAT)! And these polls matter – because they determine who our 22 Democrats Abroad delegates support at this year’s Democratic National Convention. This is the first ever DA Global Primary – and Democrats in over 50 countries around the world will be voting during DA Primary week of February 5-12.

Participating is easy! Those who want to vote by internet or fax only need to register as a member of Democrats Abroad by January 30 by going to and taking approximately 30 seconds to fill out a basic form. For those who want to vote in person, they can bring their passport to the polling centers (see information below), register with DAT, and then cast their ballot. All Americans who will be at least 18 years of age on November 4, 2008 are eligible.

Membership in DA is free of charge, and opens up a world of DAT movie nights, issue roundtables and social events – connecting you to a network of progressive Americans living here in Thailand but still pushing for change and reform in our homeland.

Those participating in the DA Global Primary vote for President, but to vote for other offices (Senate, House, etc.) you will still have to request an absentee ballot from your state. Given the “hurry-up” primary schedule (when 22 states will go to the polls on February 5), don’t miss your chance to ensure your voice is hear and your vote is counted – don’t risk your primary ballot not arriving in time! Please join us for the DAT Global Primary.

For more information, contact, or see our website at

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