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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.

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Important Dates - General Election

General Election Date

Voting Information for Delaware

Don’t miss your next election!

Due to COVID-19, Delaware has moved its primary election to July 7th. All registered voters will receive an absentee ballot application in the mail. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is July 6th at noon.

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 May 8th. New voters may register through June 13th.

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

Due to COVID-19, all regsitered voters will receive an application for an absentee ballot July 7th presidential primary. The state is extending absentee voting excuse qualifications to all voters to protect public health.

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 + Access for Delaware

Do Voters Need ID?

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

More Chances to Register

Your state does not offer additional voter registration options outside of the deadlines listed above.


  • 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.