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.

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Important Dates - General Election

11/3/2020
General Election Date

Voting Information for Delaware

Don’t miss your next election!

Don’t miss your next election: Your application for voter registration must be received by Aug. 22nd to vote in the Sept. 15th state primary. For the remainder of 2020 an excuse is not required to vote-by-mail in Delaware.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Delaware:

When you return your ballot, postage is prepaid. You do not need to add stamps.

Delaware has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, Sept. 15th. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Delaware offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Presidential Primaries

Only registered voters affiliated with a particular party may vote in its primary.

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, Delaware will allow all voters to request mail-in ballots throughout 2020.

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.

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.