US Ambassador meets members of AWC’s Executive Board

Members of the AWC Executive Committee, Clarice Scott, Mary Steward Burgher and Jonelle Lemcke
met with Denmark's US Ambassador, Carla Sands in April 2018

Overseas Americans: register to vote now!

Mary Stewart Burgher

Primary elections and runoffs are underway in the US right now. If you want to vote in them, or to be sure that you can vote in the vitally important federal (and state and local) US elections in November, register now. You don’t have to go any further than your own computer. Click on one of these links and follow the instructions:

If you want face-to-face assistance, however, attend one of the forthcoming events organized by the US Embassy and various groups, such as AWC and Democrats Abroad.

In-person Voter Assistance at the U.S. Embassy, Copenhagen, May 31

The U.S. Embassy is inviting interested U.S. citizens to a voter registration/voter information event on May 31 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Experienced volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and offer assistance. The Embassy will also accept completed FPCAs or other election-related materials, such as voted primary ballots, and will forward them to the appropriate election offices in the U.S.

No advance notice or registration is required – simply stop by.

Where:        U.S. Embassy, Dag Hammarskjölds Allé 24, 2100 Copenhagen Ø
                     (near Østerport station, buses 1A, 14 and 37)
When:         Thursday, May 31 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

Please bring:

  • your voting address in the USA (if you can't find it or are unsure which address to use, we'll be happy to help you);
  • ID (passport suggested to enter the Embassy);
  • social security and/or US driver's license number.

Do not bring a laptop, tablet (i.e., iPad), or e-reader (Kindle, etc.) as these cannot be brought into the Embassy. Also, remember that your mobile phone must be left with the guards, so please bring any info that you will need, written on a piece of paper.

In-person Voter Assistance at Studenterhuset, June 1

Looking for a relaxed atmosphere to fill out your absentee ballot request in? Do you want to vote but you haven't gotten around to requesting your absentee ballot yet? Does the process overwhelm you?

Democrats Abroad are here to help! Just swing on by our voter assistance event at Studenterhuset on Strøget (Købmagergade 52, Copenhagen K) on Friday, June 1 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Friendly volunteers will walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have. When you're done requesting your ballot, why not stick around and have a beer (or two ... we won't judge!)?

In-person Voter Assistance at Arkaden Food Market, Odense, June 9

As part of Democrats Abroad in the Provinces, experienced voter assistance volunteers will be at the next quarterly meeting, which will take place in Odense on Saturday, June 9 from 1 pm to about 2:30 pm (or whenever). Meet at Arkaden Food Market, Vestergade 59, Odense. Look for the table with the Danish and American flags. All are welcome, but DA would appreciate RSVPs on their website by May 31.

Later events

The time to register is now.

AWC, Democrats Abroad and Embassy staff also plan to register voters at a Town Hall Meeting that Ambassador Sands plans to hold in September 2018, and to have an event to assist voters with ballots and write-ins in October, but don’t wait for these – register now. Click on any of the links below to get started:FAWCO website (

Volunteers needed!

Soup Kitchen Nørrebro has been an AWC charity recipient during the last few years; financial support as well as AWC Knits for Homeless, clothing and basic repairs.

They are doing an excellent and humane service for disadvantaged individuals in Copenhagen.
AWC members and their families (including teenagers age 15 up) are encouraged to volunteer in the kitchen. In the last three months the soup kitchen has had a shortage of helpers.

Preparation of meals              9:30 – 12:00
Meal service                         14:00 – 16:00. Meals are served every day except Thursday.
You can also donate small food items such as salt, sugar, chili, plastic containers, tea, ketchup and other non-perishable food items.

The address is Sigurdsgade 29, and is located near buses #18, 6A & 4A. Plentiful free street parking. 

For more information contact Helena or AWC at

There are several AWC members who will be helping this summer. If you would like to join us contact us at the AWC email address for exact days and time.



Clarice Scott





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