Wed, 24 February 2016

Americans in Thailand to Vote for Democratic US Presidential Candidate on 2, 3, 4 and 5 March

Democrats Abroad Thailand (DAT) will open polling stations in multiple locations on the days of 2, 3, 4, and 5 March 2016 to enable Americans resident in Thailand to cast votes for their choice for US presidential candidate from the Democratic Party.

 Votes cast by Americans in Thailand will be counted as part of the global Democrats Abroad vote, with the winner earning the support of Democrats Abroads 13 delegates to the Democratic National Convention that will take place this summer in Philadelphia.

 Since Democrats Abroad functions as a fully-fledged state party in the Democratic Party, participating in the Global Presidential Primary is just like voting back at home.

US Democrats Global President Primary offers a unique experience for Americans in Thailand to vote in person in a polling station and have their voice heard about who will lead our party into the general election in November, said Phil Robertson, chairperson of Democrats Abroad Thailand (DAT). This exciting race between Secretary Clinton and Senator Sanders that may well go right down the wire, and every vote will count so people should come out and participate.

Polling is open to all American citizens residing in Thailand who have become members of Democrats Abroad Thailand. Joining DAT is free, and can be done in advance, or on the day of the polls. Those wishing to participate in the polling must show a US passport or other clear evidence of US citizenship.

Joining Democrats Abroad Thailand takes two minutes and is free, and it ensures that Americans in Thailand will have a say in what is happening back home, said Robertson. But more than that, by joining DAT, they become part of a community of energized Americans who care about issues but also know how to have fun events that celebrate the best of American camaraderie and democracy.

Those Americans who live in parts of Thailand far from the DAT polling stations in Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Chiang Mai or Pattaya, or for whatever reason cannot make it to the polls on the dates scheduled can still vote absentee in the primary.

Americans in Thailand should not miss this chance to vote and play their part in ensuring their preferred candidate hears from overseas Americans, said Robertson. Voting from overseas is quick and easy, and all American Democrats should turn out for this election.

Overseas Americans can also register to vote for the general election in November 2016. Since the general election is run by the state governments in the US, voters wishing to vote must register directly with their home states, in line with state electoral laws.

DAT Polling Stations


2 and 3 March, from 4 pm to 8 pm Nichada Club Restaurant, 39/999 Samakee Road, Bangtalard, Pakkret, Nonthaburi 11120.

2 and 4 March from 10:30 am to 7 pm Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand, Maneeya Tower, Ploenchit, Bangkok.

5 March from 11 am to 6:30 pm Roadhouse Barbecue, 942/1 Rama IV Road, Surawongse, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500.

 Chiang Mai and the North

2 March from 4 pm to 8 pm Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center, Hai Ya Rd, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50100.

5 March from 10 am to 4 pm Payap University, Sirindhorn Learning Resource Center, Mae Khao Campus, Chiang Mai-Lampang Highway, Muang district, Chiang Mai

Pattaya and Eastern Seaboard

3 March from 1 pm to 7 pm Beertopia Co., (across from Mind Resort), 384/93 Moo 10, 3rd Road, Soi 17 (Soi Regional Land 2), Nong Prue, Bang Lamung, Chonburi.

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