The general election is Nov 3, 2020
Delaware, here’s all the info you need to know!

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Important Dates to know, Delaware!

New Voter Registration Deadline

Mon Nov 2, 2020 12:00PM EST

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Sat Oct 3, 2020

Early Voting

No information available, please check back later.

Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)

Tue Nov 3, 2020 8:00PM EST
Mon Nov 2, 2020 12:00PM EST

Any registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

Am I eligible to register to vote?

You are eligible to vote in Delaware if you:
  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Delaware
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
You are NOT eligible to vote in Delaware if:
  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court
  • You are currently serving a sentence including incarceration, parole, probation, or extended supervision for a felony conviction
  • Were convicted of a disqualifying felony and have not been pardoned
Restorative Requirements
  • You are a convicted felon involving moral turpitude, unless your voting rights have been restored.
You may preregister to vote in Delaware
  • At the age 16
  • At the age of 17
Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:
  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Can I vote if I have a record?

Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. People convicted of felonies have their right to vote automatically restored after completion of their sentence, parole, and any probation unless they have been convicted of a disqualifying felony, which includes: murder or manslaughter (except vehicular homicide), any felony constituting an offense against public administration involving bribery or improper influence or abuse of office, and any felony constituting a sexual offense.  Some election offenses carry 10-year disenfranchisement with convictions.

I am a college student. Where do I register to vote?

Delaware requires that a voter be “a bona fide resident.” Delaware courts have held that residence means “domicile.” To establish a domicile, an individual must establish “physical presence” and intend to make it a “permanent home.” This includes an “actual abandonment” of the previous home by intending to live at the new home indefinitely. Students who lived in Delaware before moving to another state for school, and who wish to establish or keep their Delaware voting residency (i.e., at their parents’ Delaware address) should have no problem doing so, unless they have already registered to vote in their new state. Students who move to Delaware to attend school with the intention of making Delaware their home and with no intent of moving back to their previous place of residence should be able to establish voting residency in Delaware.

Will I need ID?

To register to vote in Delaware you should provide one of the following:
  • Your Delaware Driver's License Number
  • Your Delaware ID Number
If you do not have these IDs, you may provide:
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
If you are registering to vote for the first time by mail, you will need to provide a copy of a valid ID. Acceptable forms of ID include:
  • Current and Valid Photo ID
  • Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Government Check, or Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
If you are registered to vote in Delaware, you are not required to show ID to vote, but it is recommended that you bring along with you an ID from this list:
  • Polling Place Card
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid Vehicle Registration
  • Social Security Card
  • Credit Card with Photo
  • Valid Delaware Driver's License
  • Valid non-driver's ID
  • Similar document that identifies the person by photo or signature

The info on this page is for:

Delaware Voter Info

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