How to vote in my state
Last updated: September 13, 2023
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Voters in Delaware can apply for an absentee ballot if they:
- are registered to vote;
- fill out and sign an Absentee Statement (Application);
- cannot vote on Election Day because of a reason marked on the application.
The Absentee Statement (Application) may be filled out in one of the following ways:
- Use Delaware’s online system to complete a form
- Print the Absentee Statement (Application)
- Call the Department’s office in your county and ask them to mail one to you; or
- Get one at the Department’s office in his/her county
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 at least 4 days before the election.
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.
What to Expect
on Election Day
On Election Day, polls are open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
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. 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
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 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).
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