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!

Need help?

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

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

FPCA? FWAB? Help! U.S. Voter Assistance

Wed. Sep 23, 2020, 6-7pm
Online – Zoom (RSVP for Link)
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Wedding Voter Assistance & Organizing Meeting

Thu. Sep 24, 2020, 6-8pm
Eschenbräu Biergarten, Triftstraße 67, 13353 Berlin
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Fax for our Future – Ballot Return Tech Assistance for AK, CA, FL, LA, OK, WY

Fri. Sep 25, 2020, 4:30 – 7pm
Cookies and Cream, Kremmener Straße 8, 10435 Berlin
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Schöneberg Voter Assistance

Sat. Sep 26, 2020, 12 – 2pm
Maxway Coffee, Maaßenstr. 13, 10777 Berlin
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Prenzlauer Berg Voter Assistance

Saturdays, 10am – 3pm
Kollwitzmarkt, Kollwitzplatz, 10405 Berlin
RSVP Sep 26Share on Facebook

Kreuzberg Voter Assistance

Sat. Sep 26, 2020, 12 – 2pm
Barcomi’s Café, Bergmannstr. 21, 10961 Berlin
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Charlottenburg Voter Assistance

Saturdays, 1-3pm
Starbucks, Kurfürstendamm 26A, 10719 Berlin
RSVP Sep 26Share on Facebook

Friedrichshain Swing State Phone Banking

Sun. Sep 27 & Oct 11, 2020, 3:30-5:30pm
Member’s home in Friedrichshain (RSVP for address)
RSVP Sep 27 | RSVP Oct 11 | Share on Facebook

Pankow Kiez Voter Assistance

Tuesdays, 6-8pm
Two Fellas Brewery, Mühlenstr. 30, 13187 Berlin
RSVP Sept 29 | RSVP Oct 6 | Share on Facebook

Voter Registration Training & Support

Mon. Sep 28, 2020, 6-7pm
Online (RSVP for link)
RSVP (required) | Share on Facebook

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