Have you received your absentee ballot yet?
If you asked to receive your ballot by email, you should have it by now.
Haven’t requested a ballot yet?
Time ⏰ is running out. Go to votefromabroad.org TODAY!
Drop in at an online live voter assistance session Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays from 6-10pm (Berlin time), and all day Sundays.
You can also reply to this email and we’ll direct you to the right place.
What’s your plan for returning your ballot?
If your state requires you to physically mail back your ballot, we have advice on how to do that from Germany.
If your state allows email or fax return (over half do), we strongly recommend using that method! We have an event this Friday to help you figure out the scan & fax process, details below.
In Berlin, our local Kiez groups are hosting small, outdoor, in-person voter assistance events. Stop by one to get help and to get active — don’t wait! With postal delays and the pandemic, getting and returning your ballot takes time.
Find a Kiez voter help spot near you
- Pankow – Two Fellas Brewery
Tuesdays, 6 – 8pm
- Mitte/Prenzlauer Berg – Cookies & Cream
- Prenzlauer Berg – Kollwitzmarkt
Saturdays, 10am – 3pm
- Kreuzberg – Barcomi’s
Sat. Sep 26, 2020, 12 – 2pm
- Charlottenburg – Starbucks Ku’damm
Saturdays, 1 – 3pm
- Schöneberg – Maxway Coffee
Sat. Sep 26, 2020, 12 – 2pm
Hygiene & Safety
Please wear a mask and maintain appropriate distances from others at the event. The safety of our community members comes first.
Fax for Future: Ballot Tech Help
Not used a fax machine in decades, or ever? Need help scanning your ballot to send by email? On Friday, September 25th, 2020, from 4:30 – 7pm we’ll be at Cookies & Cream in Mitte to help you with any issues about ballot returns by fax and email. Alaska, California, Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Wyoming voters should fax their ballots instead of using postal mail.
►RSVP for Ballot Return Tech Assistance◀︎
News You Can Use
Save the Supreme Court: Call Your Senators
On Friday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away at age 87, having shaped the highest court with her feminist and progressive views on the law. Not long after, the Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell announced he would force a vote on her replacement before the election, despite blocking Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland in 2016.
☎︎ Call your U.S. senators to demand no new Supreme Court Justice in 2020, and contact your friends in states with Republican senators to ask them to do the same.
Get on the phone: Call Americans abroad to vote!
Help get Democrats Abroad members by calling crucial voters in swing states and where ballots need to be returned by mail. We all need a friendly reminder or some motivation sometimes!
The more voter registration volunteers and phone bankers, the higher the overseas turnout in November will be. Take the phone banking pledge and commit to calling here.
- Voter registration training on Sep 28, 2020
- Phone banking training on Sep 30, 2020.
- Ballot Week Call-a-thon from Sep 22 – 24, 2020
Let us know your current voting status
At the bottom of this email, you can click to let us know your current voting status, whether you’ve requested your ballot, returned it, used a backup ballot (Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot), and more.