League of Women Voters



Delaware Election Dates

The next election date is Saturday, August 10, 2019 (Rehoboth Beach Municipal Election). The registration deadline is Thursday, July 11, 2019.

Local elections occur throughout the year and vary depending on where you live. To find more information about upcoming election dates, and registration deadlines, please visit your County Department of Elections websites:

New Castle County

Kent County

Delaware Absentee Ballot Process

To vote absentee you must qualify for one of the reasons listed on the Absentee Ballot Request form. Those reasons are:

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:

Delaware Polling Place Locator

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

For School Board elections, you can vote at any open polling place within the school district. Check your local school district website for a list of open polling locations.

Delaware Provisional Voting

Provisional ballots begin being counted the day following an election. You can check the status of your provisional ballot to determine if your vote was counted.

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.

Delaware Candidate and Ballot Info

Information on local, state and federal candidates and ballot measures may be available here.

To see a list of available races, visit the race index.


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 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:


Election Day Problems?

Call one of these hotlines:
1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
1-844-YALLA-US (Arabic)


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