Delaware Election Information

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Registration Information

The deadline to register vote in Delaware is: Postmarked by the fourth Sunday before the election (postmarked 10 days before a special election).

To be eligible to vote in the State of Delaware, you must be:

  • United States Citizen
  • Resident of Delaware (proof required)
  • 18 years of age
  • Mentally competent

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To check the status of your voter registration, click here.

When can I vote in Delaware?

Early Voting Information

In-person early voting available? No
By mail early voting available? No


There is not a statewide program for early voting.

You may be eligible to vote early by absentee ballot. You can apply for a mail-in absentee ballot, if you are a registered and unable to vote on Election Day for the following reasons: work, public service, religion, vacation, disability, illness, or incarceration.

To vote in person, contact the Department of Elections for your County to determine when absentee ballots will be available and the hours for voting. For those voting by mail, the Department of Elections for your County will mail your absentee ballot to you as soon as they are available - usually 35 days prior to a Primary Election and 45 days prior to General Election. You can also check the status of your absentee ballot here.

Voting Hours on Election Day

The polls are open from:

7:00am to 8:00pm

Please contact your state election office for additional voting information, or click here to learn more about voting absentee in your state.

Where do I vote?

Find out here.
For more information, contact your state election office.

What do you need to bring?

All voters are required to show identification at the polls on Election Day before casting a ballot.  You can use the following forms of identification:

  • current and valid photo ID
  • current utility bill
  • current bank statement
  • current government check
  • current paycheck
  • another current government document that shows your name and address

Note: If you did not provide proof of identification at the time of registration, and do not have proof of identification on Election Day, you will only be allowed to vote by provisional ballot.

For more information, contact your state election office.

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