Luxembourg plans a range of election-related events and activities through till November. Whether you’re a citizen or just interested, there’ll be a way for you to take part.
In September and October, Americans living in Luxembourg will have several opportunities to ensure that their votes count by requesting their absentee ballots with personal and non-partisan assistance from the volunteers of Democrats Abroad Luxembourg.
Democrats Abroad will also host a variety of politically-oriented events between now and election day, 8 November, including gatherings to watch re-broadcasts of the official US Presidential Debates and tele-conferences with Democratic candidates.
Mark your calendars!
- 21 September and 20 October: Two debates in Luxembourg about the US Presidential Election between Democrats Abroad Luxembourg and Republicans Overseas Luxembourg, in association with the U.S. Embassy to Luxembourg:
- 24 September and 2 October: Voter-registration for US citizens at highly visible locations on the Grand Rue of Luxembourg City.
- ASAP: Americans living in Luxembourg can request their general election ballot at any time using the online tool at www.VoteFromAbroad.org
- Watch this space: A variety of additional events open to all Americans in Luxembourg, including Debate Watch Parties.
Democrats Abroad Luxembourg is preparing for two informative and engaging debates with Republicans Overseas Luxembourg on the US Presidential Election. The debates will be moderated by US Ambassador to Luxembourg David McKean.
Democrats Abroad has a global team of voting experts who can answer questions and even advocate for voters in unusual cases. The service is non-partisan and will help any American living outside the United States and its territories.
“We have enough expertise and training here in Luxembourg to sort out almost all the questions we get,” says Bakker. “We can help by email or by phone. In-person voter registration is best for a voter who just wants to get it done and be confident that it was done right. Everyone is welcome and we won’t ask whether you’re a Democrat before we help you!”
Vote, Vote, Vote!
Unlike many European nationals, Americans living abroad must request their absentee ballots for each election cycle. Democrats Abroad Luxembourg’s main focus this year is helping all Americans in Luxembourg obtain their absentee ballots for the general election this upcoming November.
American voters who are unable to attend in-person sessions may use the online tool at www.VoteFromAbroad.org to print the necessary forms themselves and mail them to election officials. The online tool at www.VoteFromAbroad.org will help Americans navigate the varying requirements for each US state.
“Many of the deadlines for registration are in early October,” says Will Bakker, Democrats Abroad Country Chair for Luxembourg. “Taking postal delays into account, it’s important for Americans to send our ballot requests now if we haven’t already. Local election officials are usually helpful, but we may need time to resolve any issues that arise.”
Democrats Abroad is the official overseas branch of the US Democratic Party, and Democrats Abroad Luxembourg is its branch in Luxembourg. With members in more than 150 countries, Democrats Abroad holds eight positions on the Democratic National Committee and sent a voting delegation to the Democratic National Convention to nominate the Democratic Party’s candidate for US President and decide on the platform for the Party.