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Abbreviation: 
DE

Delaware Election Dates

The next election date is Thursday, September 6, 2018 (Primary). The registration deadline is Saturday, August 11, 2018.

For more information, contact your county clerk.

Delaware Registration Deadline

You can now register to vote online! Just submit the form before the deadline in order to register to vote.

The registration deadline is the fourth Saturday before a Primary or General Election. The deadline is 10 days before a Special Election.

You must be a registered Democrat to vote in a Democratic Primary or a registered Republican to vote in a Republican Primary.

Delaware Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource. 

The Department of Elections sends you a polling place card when you register; after a change in name, address, or party affiliation; or when your polling place is changed. If you need information regarding your election district and the place where you vote, visit https://ivote.de.gov/

Delaware Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Delaware you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • A resident of Delaware (proof required)
  • 18 years of age on or before the date of the next General Election
  • mentally competent

NOTE: Convicted felons may register to vote if they meet the following requirements:

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For information on state campaign contributions, please visit your state's resource.

Delaware ID Needed for Registration

Identification is not necessary to register to vote if you use the National Voter Registration Form. However, when registering with the department of elections or at an alternate approved location, current identification is required. The identification must include current and valid photo ID that shows full name and address. Examples include:

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In order to be a poll worker in Delaware:

Delaware Early Voting

You may vote by absentee ballot in-person at your local election official's office. Contact the local your local election official's office to determine when absentee ballots will be available and the hours for voting. Be sure to take proof of identity with you when you go to vote.

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.

Some affidavit requests require notarization. Requests for affidavits that require notarization:

Delaware ID Needed for Voting

You will be asked to show ID at the polls. However, you do not need to show ID in order to vote. If you do not show an ID you must fill out a form before you can vote, but you will still be allowed to cast your ballot.

Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Delaware Drivers License or State ID
  • US Passport
  • Signed Polling Place or Social Security Card
  • Signed vehicle registration
  • Signed credit card with photo
  • Similar document that IDs the person by photo or signature.

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