This page brings together the growing set of resources for the upcoming primary.
Remote Ballot Wardens: Emailed Instructions 11 Mar 2016
Please note that Remote Ballot Tally Sheets were sent directly to Remote Ballot Wardens and CC chairs.
Instructions for Voting Centers
The Guide for Voting Center Managers (PDF, 38 pages) – required reading for all CC leaders and Voting Center volunteers
The checklists in the Guide, available as an Excel file:
Documents for use in Voting Centers
- Regular Ballot (specimen only)
- Provisional Ballot (specimen only)
- Join Form for Democrats Abroad with receipt
- Rules of the Global Presidential Primary - must be posted in every voting center
Optional but helpful documents for Voting Centers (e.g. posters)
- Why do we sign our ballots? - answers to a question Voting Center Managers are likely to hear
Remote Voting, beginning January 11
The following documents are crucial for all Democrats Abroad leaders handling Remote Ballots in the GPP. Anyone promoting or educating voters about Remote Voting in the GPP should also review these documents.
- Remote Ballot and Instructions (6 pages)
- Guide to Remote Voting for DA Leaders (9 pages)
- Remote Voting Assistance Events & Sending Unsolicited Remote Ballots (5 pages)
Promoting the Global Presidential Primary
Click here for a page dedicated to press releases, global email blasts, talking points, and sample language for promoting the Global Presidential Primary
Information on Voting Centers compiled to date
- Tentative List of Cities hosting Voting Centers, as of January 11, 2016
- Final List of Voting Centers, published February 5, 2016
GPP: Deadlines and Decisions for Country Committee Chairs
The Global Presidential Primary (GPP) Team distributed this document on November 7 as a resource for Country Committee leaders planning for their part in the DSP. Most of the decisions must be made and communicated to the International Chair by December 31, 2015. Questions are always welcome, particularly via the Q&A page in the wiki.
On this page, you can pose questions of your own, and look through other questions and answers to learn more about the details of the primary. Topics covered include:
- Can voters living abroad vote in both the GPP and their home state's Democratic primary?
- How will DA's current members learn about voting by email, post, or fax?
- Eligibility to vote in the GPP
- Checking eligibility to vote at a Voting Center
- Use of a private home as a Voting Center
- Country Committee Compliance
- Page for general information about DA's 2016 Delegate Selection Plan
Global Primary 2012 Voting Guide - Word document that includes Voting Center checklists. Please keep in mind that the advice and regulations mentioned in these documents may not be compatible with the rules for the 2016 Delegate Selection Process.
April 2012 Press Release on Voting Centers for the Global Primary - While there is no formal requirement to hold Voting Centers in the same places in 2016, please use this as a helpful precedent.
February 2008 Revised Results of the Global Presidential Primary - This report includes the cities hosting Voting Centers and the turnout at those locations.