Delaware

About This State

Delaware you were the state to comment “FIRST” when it came to ratifying the constitution. Respect! You’re also known for having the fastest internet in America, which is perfect because you can check out all the info for voting in your state right here and then have time to go back to your Fisher’s popcorn. Delaware will have two main elections in 2022. Its primary election will take place on September 13, and the general will be held on November 8. Here's everything you need to know, Blue Hens. (Source: Ballot Ready)

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Key Dates

Aug 20

Primary Registration Deadline

Sep 3 – Sep 11

Primary Early Voting

Sep 13

Primary. Absentee Ballot Submission Deadline

Sep 13

Primary Election

Nov 8

General Election

Delaware Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    Go to votesaveamerica.com/register. We're working with Vote.org to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

    Register here
  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Sadly, no. So do it now! Then reward yourself with a cookie.

  • Do I have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in my primary?

    Yes. Only registered members of a political party have the right to vote in that party's primary, and voters must be formally registered with that party by May 27th.

  • Can I vote by mail?

    Lol no. If you need to vote absentee, go here to find out how to get one.

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  • Can I vote early?

    Yes! You can vote early from September 3rd-September 11th.

  • Do I need an ID?

    Yes, yes you do. On Election Day, make sure you have a Delaware driver's license, state ID, work ID with a photo, or a piece of mail with your polling place card. Learn more about what you'll need from VoteRiders.

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What's new in Delaware voting since 2020

Good news, Delaware! While a lot of states have been restricting voter access, you guys made things better in 2021! Delaware established automatic voter registration, which means that eligible voters who interact with government agencies like the DMV will automatically be registered and have their registration updated when necessary. Be aware that some of the rule changes that were made in 2020, like no-excuse absentee voting, were temporary and will not apply in 2022.

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Resources

  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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