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 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.
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