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. Election Day couldn’t come any sooner so read up, blue hens! (That's a term of endearment!)

BE A VOTER

Key Dates

Oct 15

Voter Rgistration Deadline

Oct 28 – Nov 6

Early Voting

Oct 20

Recommended Mail-in Ballot Request Submission

Nov 4

Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline

Nov 8

Mail-in Ballot Submission Deadline

Nov 8

Election Day

Delaware Voter Guide

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

    Go to votesaveamerica.com/be-a-voter to check your registration or get registered. We're working with BallotReady 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?

    Nope. The deadline is October 15th, so get on it!

    Get Registered
  • Can I vote by mail?

    No, only some voters are eligible to vote absentee. Delaware passed a law enabling everyone to vote by mail, but it was struck down by the State Supreme Court. Find out if you're eligible to vote absentee by mail.

    LEARN MORE
  • Can I vote early?

    Yes! Early voting is available from October 28th- November 6th, 2022.

  • 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.

    Get the Details
  • How do I cast my ballot?

    If you are voting absentee, you can return your ballot by mail or in-person. For in-person voting, polling places will be open from 7am to 8pm, and you can find the polling place closest to you here.

    Find Your Polling Place

since you last voted…

Since 2020, voting has gotten a little bit easier in Delaware.

When registering to vote…

  • Delaware now has automatic voter registration.
  • Mailed voter registration applications need to be received by Election Day, not just postmarked – so get them in a couple days earlier.

But wait, I thought I heard something about mail-in voting for all voters and same-day voter registration. 

You’re right, Delaware did pass a law allowing no-excuse mail in voting and same-day registration. However, that law was struck down on October 6th. If you are not registered, you will need to get registered by October 15th. If you requested a mail-in ballot, you will need to find another way to vote. Some individuals still qualify to vote absentee by mail.

Resources

  • Find the details on accessible voting in your state, including early voting, Election Day voting, mail voting, and accessible mail voting tools for people with print disabilities.

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  • 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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