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San Miguel Democrats Abroad to Offer Nonpartisan Voter Assistance

By Mark Bilker

In an effort to maximize voter participation in the all-important upcoming 2016 presidential election, the San Miguel chapter of Democrats Abroad will offer in-person assistance to prospective voters regardless of party affiliation beginning Tuesday, August 2.

United States and US/Mexican dual citizens who will be or anticipate that they will be out of the US on Election Day (November 8, 2016) are eligible and urged to register and vote via absentee ballot.

Prospective voters should request their absentee ballots as soon as possible as absentee ballot submission deadlines vary by state. Absentee voters need to be aware that some states require that its citizens register and request absentee ballots every year.

The website has been established to assist voters in registering and requesting absentee ballots. Both an FPCA (Federal Post Card Application) and an FWAB (Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot) should be requested. Questions pertaining to individual state requirements should be directed to the voter’s home county board of elections or by contacting

In-person assistance will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 2 through September 1, between 11am and 2pm in the courtyard at the Biblioteca and at the Organic Market on Saturdays throughout August between 10am and 12pm. is a public service website provided by Democrats Abroad, intended to assist all US voters regardless of voter affiliation. Likewise, the in-person voter assistance information is available to all those interested in participating in the 2016 presidential election regardless of candidate preference or party affiliation.

For additional information or assistance, contact


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