League of Women Voters



Delaware Absentee Ballot Process

To vote absentee, you must submit an affidavit to request a ballot and swear or affirm that you are unable to go to your regular polling place during the election. The affidavit can be obtained by phoning or writing the Department of Elections in your county or by downloading it from the Delaware Secretary of State website. Facsimile transmissions of affidavits are acceptable, but actual ballots will not be faxed or e-mailed to you. In some cases the affidavit (but not the ballot) must be notarized.

Delaware Registration Deadline

The voter registration deadline for the general election is 20 days before the Primary or General Election. Overseas citizens and military members have until the third Monday before Election Day.

Note: You may register to vote anytime before the fourth Sunday before a presidential primary, non-presidential primary or general election. You may change your political party affiliation except during the closed period of each primary or presidential primary election.


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