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Oslo hosts Super Tuesday global primary

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Oslo hosts Super Tuesday global primary
As Americans head to the polls in 14 states on Tuesday, expats in the Oslo area can also get in on the action. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/Scanpix
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US expats can cast in-person votes for the Democratic primary election in the Norwegian capital as part of Super Tuesday.
Democrats Abroad, an official organization under the Democratic National Committee in Washington, is kicking off its Global Presidential Primary on Tuesday, the same day that Americans will go to the polls in 12 different states in what is known as 'Super Tuesday'. 
 
In Norway, in-person voting for Democratic presidential candidates will take place from 4.30pm to 8pm at the American Lutheran Church and again at the same location and the same time frame on March 8th.
 
 
American expats outside of the Oslo area can participate in the global primary by voting online or via fax or mail between March 1-8, Details can be found at democratsabroad.org.
 
"Americans abroad are very excited (...) because we all have friends and relatives in the States and we care about the policy there, plus of course the US has a huge influence all over the world," Democrats Abroad Sweden secretary Rick Wicks told The Local on Tuesday.
 
 
Any American citizen who is 18-years old or older by November 8, 2016, can vote in the US general election. At the Oslo venue, Democrats Abroad can help voters register to vote in upcoming state primaries as well as the general election in November. Voters are requested to bring a US passport along for identification.
 
In addition to the in-person voting in Oslo, Democrats Abroad will host polling stations in 104 cities in 39 countries. 
 
Democrats Abroad will send 21 delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July. 
 
The Republican Party does not offer a similar primary solution for Americans living abroad but Republican voters can vote in the November general election via an absentee ballot. 
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