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.
Have more questions about voting?
Read our voting FAQ
Important Dates - Presidential Primary
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.
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.
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.Find Your Representatives
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.
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
Find out more about your rights in Delaware.
- 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.