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VOTER REGISTRATION

Registration Deadline: Registration ends 24 days before each election.

Party Affiliation: Delaware has closed primaries, meaning only those voters registered for a certain party may vote in that party's primary. Party affiliation can be changed until the last Friday in May in the year of a general election or can be changed at least 60 days before the presidential primary


VOTER REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS

Age: Must be 18 years of age
by the date of the next General Election

Citizenship: Must be a United States citizen

Residency: Must be a resident of Delaware



Mental Competency:
You cannot register to vote if you have been adjudged mentally incompetent.

Felony Convictions:
You must not be a convicted felon. In some situations, however, a convicted felon may be able to register to vote. Click here for more information.

OBTAINING A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM

Online: 
Deleware online voter registration

By Mail or By Phone or In Person: 
click here to see a list of contact numbers for the Department of Elections

VERIFYING YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS

Online: 
Locating your polling place here and also verifies your registration status
Phone: 
Contact your County's Department of Elections for verification

ABSENTEE BALLOT QUALIFICATIONS

Who can vote absentee:
If you are a registered voter and are unable to vote in person on Election Day, you may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot

OBTAINING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT

Online: Request an absentee ballot by completing an “Affidavit for Absentee Ballot” 
by clicking here to choose the affidavit for your county and election. 

In person: To vote in person, contact the 
Department of Elections for your county to determine when absentee ballots will be available.

By mail:
Federal Mail Application
Military and oversees voting: 
Guidelines and procedures for Military and Overseas absentee voters.

Emergency Voting: Delaware does not offer emergency voting.

SUBMITTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT

Location and time: Mail your completed affidavit to the 
Department of Elections for the county in which you reside and are registered to vote at least 4 days before the election. Absentee voters must vote by absentee ballot and turn it into the Department of Elections by the day before the election at 12 noon. More specific absentee ballot instructions can be found online.

EARLY VOTING

Early voting qualifications: Delaware doesn't have traditional early voting but they do offer in-person absentee voting. You can apply for and vote an in-person absentee ballot at your county Department of Elections as soon as absentee ballots are available up until noon on election day. Normal absentee requirements still apply.

QUALIFICATIONS

Verifying Registration: 
Locating your polling place here also verifies your registration status

Deciding how to vote: 
http://www.votesmart.org/

Time off to vote: Time off to vote is subject to the employer.
Delaware law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

Polling Place: 
Delaware polling place finder

Special needs voting

Verifying provisional ballot status: 
Delaware provisional ballot status verification

Verifying absentee ballot status: 
Delaware absentee ballot status verification


 


 

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