Voting In Delaware

PRIMARY ELECTION
September 6, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
August 11, 2018

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

ID required to register?

ID REQUESTED. First-time registrants are requested to provide a copy of a current and valid photo identification or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and address. If voter does not provide the requested documentation they may still register to vote but will be asked to provide it the first time they vote.

ID REQUIRED to register to vote online. Please see ONLINE REGISTRATION for more info.

Online Registration?

YES. Voters can register to vote or update their information ONLINE. A valid Delaware Driver's License or Non-Driver State ID is requested, but not required. Voters without a state ID can sign the registration by uploading an image of their signature or drawing their signature on the screen.

DEADLINE | General/Primary: The 4th Saturday before the Election.
DEADLINE | Special Election: Ten (10) days before the Election.

Paper Form Registration

Voters can register to vote in-person, or they can download and print a form that can be mailed, emailed, faxed or hand delivered to their County Department of Elections Office.

DEADLINE | General/Primary: The 4th Saturday before the Election.
DEADLINE | Special Election: Ten (10) days before the Election.

Election Day Registration

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all Delaware voters to register to vote at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration?

LIMITED. When visiting the DMV, individuals use an electronic pad to submit party preference, review data already on file or keyed in by the clerk, and verify that they are Delaware residents and U.S. citizens. They then sign their name on the pad, creating a digitized signature. Voter registration information is transferred immediately to election officials.

Delaware also has partial electronic voter registration at public service agencies. During this process, some information is transferred electronically to elections officials, while a form with the voter’s signature must be physically mailed.

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to enact automatic voter registration in Delaware.

Have you moved?

If a registered voter has moved within the state of Delaware but has not updated their voter registration information.

NEW Address, SAME Polling Place
Voters can vote at their usual polling place after confirming their change of address regardless of how close to the election they moved.

NEW Address, NEW Polling Place
Voters can vote a regular ballot at their new polling place. This ballot will be counted if the election officers at the new polling place can confirm with the Department of Elections that you are authorized to vote.

Voters may go to their old polling place to get a form saying they are eligible to vote and take that to their new polling place and present it with ID and proof of the voter's address they may vote without having to get authorization.

Click HERE to find your polling place.

Pre-Register Youth?

YES. Voters who are sixteen (16) and older may choose to pre-register and will automatically be added to the voter rolls at eighteen (18).

VOTING

ID required to vote?

NON-PHOTO ID REQUESTED. Voters are requested to provide ID from a list of acceptable forms of ID. Click HERE for more info.

Voters who do not provide the requested ID may still vote after filling out a form.

Absentee Voting?

LIMITED. Only QUALIFIED voters may vote by absentee ballot. Click HERE to see if you qualify.

Eligible voters may apply ONLINE or can download and print an application which can be mailed or hand delivered to their County Department of Elections Office.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MUST be received by the Friday before Election Day.

Vote-by-Mail?

LIMITED. Only Absentee Voters may Vote-by-Mail. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand Vote-by-Mail to all voters in Delaware.

Early Voting?

LIMITED. Only Absentee Voters may vote early In-Person. They may apply for an absentee ballot In-Person at their County Department of Elections Office and vote that ballot in the same trip. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand In-Person Early Voting to more locations and to all Delaware voters.

Youth Vote in Primary?

YES. Registered voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before Election Day may vote in the preceding Primary Election.

 

 

Student Voters

Students attending college in Delaware should visit the CAMPUS PROJECT for more information on registering to vote and voting in Delaware.

Military/Overseas

Military and Overseas voters can fill out an application ONLINE or use the Federal Voting Assistance Program website. Applications can be mailed, emailed or faxed the to their County Department of Elections Office.

Felon Voting Rights

Voters convicted of a felony will have their right to vote automatically restored after serving their term of incarceration and parole. Ex-felons convicted of certain disqualifying felonies are can be disenfranchised for a period of ten (10) years or longer. To determine if you are eligible to register call the Department of Elections at (302) 739-4277. Or go HERE for more info.

Ex-felons on probation MAY vote.

All ex-felons must RE-REGISTER to vote.

Voters With Disabilities

Voters with disabilities should HERE for more info.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.