The voting center will be open from 7 to 9 pm & we will be celebrating Democracy throughout the evening with food and drink, entertainment & discussion! Come join us for the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary, where you can officially cast your vote to nominate the Democratic candidate for the presidency in 2012! While President Obama is the presumed nominee, the Global Presidential Primary is also the first determining step in the Democrats Abroad Delegate Selection Plan where members of DA can cast votes for candidates running to be our Regional Delegates at the National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina in September.  Delegates from Democrats Abroad (about 25) will stand among delegates from every state and carry the vote of all our members. At the Berlin Chapter Global Presidential Primary election, we will be voting for candidates from our EMEA region (Europe-Middle East-Africa).

For information on members of Democrats Abroad who have submitted delegate applications for the Global Primary:  Members can visit  click on “Global Primary”, and click on “Delegate Applications for Global Primary”

Not only is this a chance to be involved in the democratic process, but high turnout from Democrats Abroad means a greater ability on our part to get politicians in Washington to take our issues as overseas Americans seriously.

During and after voting for our party, the party continues with music provided by the evening’s band – featuring Mike Russell guitar – Reggie Moore piano – Sir Charles Williamson bass and Joe Dicarlo drums, as well as visiting U.S. musicians. Enjoy great music, videos, discussion and conversation.  There will be a cash bar with food and drink (vegetarian & non-vegetarian dishes available).

In order to vote in the Global Presidential Primary, all of the following must apply:
*You must be a U.S. citizen
*You must be a registered member of Democrats Abroad (non-DA members can join at the event that evening (no fee or dues)
*You must be a resident of Germany
*You must not have participated in another presidential primary
*You must have a valid I.D. with you (must be a U.S. passport if not already a member of Democrats Abroad)

You can also register to vote in the November general elections and request your absentee ballot that evening.   Berlin Chapter members will be available to assist you.

You can also register to vote and request your absentee ballot (for the November general election) at

If you can’t attend the Global Presidential Primary on the 5th, you can also vote absentee. Email to request an absentee ballot no later than April 30.

This event is for US Citizens and their guests (I.D. required)

We hope to see you on May 5th!

For more information:

And, please visit and send friends to the Berlin Chapter’s Facebook pages – “Democrats Abroad Berlin” & “Young Democrats Abroad Berlin”

Our local chapter website is

If you have any questions:

With Democratic Greetings,

Your DA Global Primary Berlin Team

Scott Ortiz             Event Coordinator
Michael Steltzer    Chapter General Advisor
Nancy Green         Chair & Voting Center Manager

Berlin Chapter
Democrats Abroad Germany