Voting In Delaware

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

OTHER UPCOMING DELAWARE ELECTIONS

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

ID required to register?

YES. First-time registrants submitting an application by mail MUST 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 required documentation then they must provide it the first time they vote in a federal election.

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: The 4th Saturday before a Primary or General Election OR ten (10) days before a Special Election.

Paper Registration

Voters can download and print a form that can be mailed, emailed, faxed or hand delivered to their County Department of Elections Office . First-time registrants must provide the ID listed above.

DEADLINE: The 4th Saturday before a Primary or General Election OR ten (10) days before a Special Election.

Same-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.

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).

Registration Portability?

YES. Registered voters who move within the state without updating their registration can, on Election Day, either cast a regular ballot at their old polling place or cast a regular ballot after filling out a change of address form at their new polling place. Click HERE for more info.

Click HERE to find your polling place.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

NO. A poll worker will ask you to show proof of identity, but if you do not show ID you may still vote after filling out a form. Acceptable forms of ID include: Delaware Drivers License or State ID, U. S. Passport, signed Polling Place or Social Security Card, signed vehicle registration, signed credit card with photo or a similar document that identifies the person by photo or signature. Click HERE for more info.

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.