Are you registered to vote? Do you want to change your party, your address, your name?
Click on Vote411 for an informative, current, online guide pertaining to 2018 elections as well as registration and voting in general in the State of Delaware.
The League has updated its brochure, This Way to the Voting Booth, a printable guide. It can be printed out in color or black and white and gives you just about everything you need to know about registering and voting in Delaware. Find it here.
Eligibility: To be eligible to vote in the State of Delaware, you must be:
Note: Legislation enacted in 2010 allows 16 year olds to register to vote through the Division of Motor Vehicles at the time they first apply for their driver's license. However, they will not be allowed to vote unless they have turned 18 before the next general election.
Registration Deadline: The voter registration deadline for the Presidential Primary is April 4, 2020; for the State Primary is August 22, 2020; and for General Elections is October 18, 2020. Voters may register to vote anytime during the fourth Sunday before presidential primary, non-presidential primary and general election through the respective election. You may change your political party affiliation except during the closed period to each primary or presidential primary election.
ID Needed for Voter Registration: Identification is not necessary to register to vote if you use the National Voter Registration Form. However, when registering with the department of elections or at an alternate approved location, current identification is required. The identification must include current and valid photo ID that shows full name and address. If that is not available, you may submit a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows full name and address.
For voters without a fixed address: Anyone lacking a fixed residence or who is homeless and is otherwise qualified to vote in Delaware may register by completing the proper registration forms and providing two pieces of identification containing his/her name; one of the pieces must include the mailing address on the application, which may be a shelter or agency.
For Uniformed and Overseas Voters: Military and Overseas voters are United States Citizens who are members of the Army, Navy, Air Force Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, commissioned corps of the Public Health Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, family members of the above and United States citizens residing outside of the country. For information, go here.
To Change your address or name: You can change your address or name at any time before the election on at the polling place. See instructions on how to register above for ways to do this prior to the election.
To Change Your Party Affiliation: You may affiliate with a party when you register to vote. If you do not affiliate with any party, you will be registered as "unaffiliated" and will not be able to vote in a Primary Election.
You may change your political party affiliation (including from "unaffiliated" to a party):