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Delaware

Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines

September 13, 2022

Delaware Primary Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Postmarked: August 21, 2022
  • In-person request by: August 21, 2022
  • Online request by: August 21, 2022
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Post Received: September 9, 2022
  • In-person request by: September 9, 2022
  • Online request by: September 9, 2022
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • Received: September 13, 2022
Early Voting: Delaware does not have early voting

November 8, 2022

Delaware General Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Postmarked by: October 15, 2022
  • In-person request by: October 15, 2022
  • Online request by: October 15, 2022
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Post Received: November 4, 2022
  • In-person request by: November 4, 2022
  • Online request by: November 4, 2022
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • Received: November 8, 2022
Early Voting: Delaware does not have early voting

Helpful Resources

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Absentee Voting

Voters can only vote absentee in Delaware with an approved excuse. All voters may choose reason “sick or physically disabled” for absentee voting in upcoming elections due to COVID-19. Absentee voting is available in Delaware if:

  • Your business or occupation prevents you from coming to the polls
  • You are a student away at college
  • You are on vacation
  • The tenets or teachings of your religion prevent you from coming to the polls
  • You are experiencing a temporary or permanent physical disability
  • You are in the public service of the United States or the State of Delaware and are unable to come to the polls

You must return your absentee ballot application to your county’s Department of Elections as early as possible, and your completed ballot must be received

See details of absentee voting and download the application here

In-Person Absentee Voting

You can vote early in-person on an absentee ballot at your county Department of Elections, contact them to find out exact times and dates you can vote in-person absentee.

See details here

 

What to Expect
on Election Day

On Election Day, polls are open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. 

Find your polling location.

 

Voter ID Requirements

There are no photo ID laws in Delaware, but you will be asked for identification at the polls. If you do not show ID, you will sign an affidavit affirming your identity.

The following are acceptable forms of ID, but they must show your name and address:

  • Photo ID
  • Utility bill
  • Paycheck
  • Any government document

Language Access

Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act requires certain jurisdictions to provide in-language voting materials in areas with a significant number of limited English proficient voters.

Section 208

Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act states that, “Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of the employer or office or agent of the voter’s union.” 

It is your right to bring your own interpreter to the polls, if you so choose. 

Have questions or need help voting?

Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).

Bilingual assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali. Click here for more information.