Election Day is November 8
- October 28 First day of Early Voting
- November 1 Deadline for election authority to receive application for absentee ballot
- November 6 Last day of Early Voting
- November 8 Deadline for voter registration (same-day registration is available at the polls)
- November 8 Deadline for election authority to receive absentee ballot
- November 8 Election Day
To register to vote in Delaware, you must:
- Be a citizen of the United States
- Be a resident of the state
- Be 18 years old on or before the date of the next General Election.
- Not have been adjudged mentally incompetent
- Not currently be discharging a sentence for a felony
- Not have been convicted of a disqualifying felony
How to register to vote:
- Use Delaware’s Online Registration System
- At a mobile registration event (Contact our offices for scheduled events)
- Print this form, fill it out, and mail, email or FAX it along with a copy of your ID – see the list below – to the Department’s Office for your county.
- Delaware Drivers License or State ID Card, or
- A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter
- At certain government offices
Voter ID Requirements
You do not have to show ID to vote, but poll workers will ask you to show proof of identity. If you do not show ID, you must fill out a form before you can vote. Showing ID makes checking you in faster and reduces mistakes. IDs may 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
- A similar document that identifies the person by photo or signature
Voters may request an absentee ballot if they meet one of the qualifying reasons:
- You are in the public service of the United States or the State of Delaware and are unable to come to the polls. This also applies to spouses or dependents who reside with or accompany public servants of the United States or of the State of Delaware or members of the Uniformed Services.
- Your business or occupation prevents you from coming to the polls. This also applies to: persons providing care to a parent, spouse or child who is living at home and requires constant care, students, and otherwise eligible persons who are incarcerated.
- You are sick, or temporarily or permanently physically disabled
- You are on vacation
- The tenets or teachings of your religion prevent you from coming to the polls
Complete and submit a Request for Vote by Mail Ballot to the Department of Elections Office in your county. You may get this form on the Department’s website, or apply online, or obtain one by contacting your county elections office.
- Guide for Voter Registration Drives in Delaware
- Native American Voting Rights (NAVRA)
- A Tribal Leaders Guide to Prepare for the Next Election
- Addressing: A Guide for Tribes
- Native Language Speakers Have Voting Rights!
- Examples of Voter Discrimination and Suppression in Indian Country
- Native Americans Depend on Ballot Collection
Tribes in Delaware
Federally Recognized Tribes
State Recognized Tribes
- Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware
- Nanticoke Indian Tribe
Native Vote Coordinators
Sign up to be a local Native Vote coordinator, today!
Major Party Contact Information
Chairperson, Erik Raser Schramm
Chairperson, M. Jane Brady