Voting in
Delaware

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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in Delaware, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the Delaware election website or call (866) 276-2353 to learn more about your states voting details.

Have more questions about voting?

Read our voting FAQ

Important Dates - Presidential Primary

06/02/2020
Primary Election Date
04/04/2020
Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
Closed
Primary Type

Voting Information for Delaware

Don’t miss your next election!

Due to COVID-19, Delaware has moved its closed presidential primary to June 2nd. Updated registration and ballot request deadlines will be added to our site when released by the state. Delaware is waiving the excuse requirement for absentee voting during this election. All voters can request ballots by mail.

Presidential Primaries

Only registered voters affiliated with a particular party may vote in its primary. Existing in-state voters must declare their party affiliation by February 28th. New voters may register through April 4th.

See Delaware Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.

Statewide Primaries

Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: County-Specific

To vote absentee, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than April 27th. Then you can complete your absentee ballot and return by-mail. Your ballot must be returned by 8 pm on April 28th.

Alternatively, you can vote in-person at your county’s Department of Elections using an absentee ballot. Hours will vary by county, click here for specific dates and times.

The vote-by-mail application period opens Jan. 1st. You may request to receive ballots by mail for most elections during the calendar year. School board and related elections are not covered by this application. You’ll need to give an excuse to vote by-mail with an absentee ballot. Info here on what qualifies.

Request Absentee Ballot

Voter ID + Eligibility for Delaware

Do Voters Need ID?

  • Yes, voters need an ID
  • Multiple forms of ID accepted
  • First time voters need ID
  • Student IDs accepted

Voter Rights

Find out more about your rights in Delaware.

Pre-registration

  • The pre-registration age is 16
  • You can vote at age 17 in primary elections if you're 18 by the general election

Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.