Democrats Abroad Greece Plans U.S. Election Watch Party

  • by XpatAthens
Democrats Abroad Greece Plans  U.S. Election Watch Party
The American elections scheduled for Tuesday, November 6th, will determine the legislative course the USA will follow; Democrats Abroad Greece (DAGR) will be watching the contests across the 50 states, with senatorial and congressional seats pushing citizens to the polls.

DAGR will host a “virtual” party as a Facebook event to check in to and follow races in each state. The Election Watch Party will begin at 10 pm on November 6th and conclude at 12 Noon on Wednesday, November 7th. Because of the 7-hour time difference on the East Coast and 10 hours with the West Coast, winners will not begin to be announced in the U.S. until at least 2 am Greek time, when the polls officially close at 7pm Eastern Standard Time.

For the virtual watch party click HERE!

By November 2nd more than 25 million registered voters had cast their ballot; these ballots have been cast through absentee voting, early voting or mail-in voting. Members of DAGR cast their ballots using the absentee ballot method by postal mail or in states where it is permitted, electronic form.

For more than 30 years US citizens living in Greece have the right to vote by absentee ballot. Democrats Abroad Greece is registered as an official non-profit organization. Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party arm for the millions of Americans living outside the United States. The organization strives to provide Americans abroad a Democratic voice in the US government and elect Democratic candidates by mobilizing the overseas vote.

Democrats Abroad has more than 60 country committees throughout Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. These country committees keep Americans abroad informed of their rights and help them participate in the U.S. political process. Members live in more than 190 countries around the globe and vote in every state and Congressional district in the U.S.

Democrats Abroad is recognized as a "state" party by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and is represented on the DNC by eight voting members, as well as at the quadrennial Democratic National Convention.