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Americans in Mexico Can Help Select Democratic Presidential Candidate

By Marc Berube

Democrats Abroad (DA), the official arm of the Democratic Party outside the United States, has launched its campaign to help American citizens living abroad nominate the U.S. Democratic Party’s presidential nominee. This is called the global primary and will be held worldwide from March 1 through March 8.

Global Presidential Primary Voting
Tue, Mar 1, 10am–4pm
Sala Quetzal
La Biblioteca
Reloj 50A
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Why should you vote in the global primary instead of your home state primary? There are many reasons. Mainly, your vote is simply more powerful in our primary. You’ll help give DA a stronger voice within the Democratic National Committee. If lots of Americans abroad vote and make their voices heard, we have a better chance of achieving some of our most important policy goals to benefit Americans living outside the country.

Democrats living in San Miguel de Allende or in the surrounding areas can vote in person for their preferred candidate on Tuesday, March 1, at the global presidential primary voting center. The voting will take place at the Biblioteca, Insurgentes 25, in the Sala Quetzal room from 10am to 4pm.

People want to know whether they are eligible to vote in the DA global primary. The answer is “probably.” Are you an American living abroad and at least 18 years old on Election Day, 2016? If you are a DA member and don’t intend to vote for a presidential candidate in any other state primary in 2016, you’re good to go.

People want to know whether they can vote in their home state primary? The answer is “yes and no.” Ours is a global presidential primary. If you vote for a presidential candidate in our global primary, then you cannot vote for a presidential candidate in your home state primary. You can, however, vote for senator, representative, governor, and other offices in your home state primary.

People want to know whether they can join DA on the day of the primary? The answer is “yes, absolutely.” Our voting center will be equipped to register new party members on the spot. Just be sure to bring your Mexican visa or proof of residency, such as utility bill or Mexican bank statement.

People want to know whether there is another way they can vote if they can’t attend that day. The answer is “yes.” The second way to participate is by remote voting. Go to, and follow the instructions to download and return. Contact your local DA representative with any questions at


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