TRAVELING ACROSS EUROPE TO REGISTER AMERICAN VOTERS
In past elections, the votes of Americans living outside the US have been crucial in winning seats in the Senate and the House of Representatives.
This year, members of Democrats Abroad, the official arm of the US Democratic Party, will travel across Europe in June and July to register American voters for the November election. While campaign buses are a common sight in the US, this will be a first for Europe.
This 2012 registration drive is especially critical because all American voters must now re-request their absentee ballots for every election cycle.
A group of Democrats Abroad members will ride from city to city and help with registration and information at city locations.They will register all American voters regardless of political affiliation.
The minibus will visit 27 cities in 13 countries including Budapest, Rome, London, Copenhagen and Stockholm. The minibus will be here in Stockholm on Saturday, June 30. It will be parked in Kungstradgarden between 10 and 2 near the statue of Karl XIII and his lions.
Voters can also register and request absentee ballots online at www.votefromabroad.org.
Many people are not aware of how much the overseas vote counts, says Carol Adamson, Chair of Democrats Abroad Sweden. Right now we are in a volatile political climate with many tight Senate and House races. It is in the tight races where our votes have played a decisive role in previous Senate and Congressional races, and will again this November.