This information is for the November 3rd general election. For information on the September 15, 2020 state primary, check with the Delaware election office. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Delaware allows any voter to request a ballot by mail. You can also vote in person.
Vote in person
Vote on Election Day
Voters registered in Delaware can look up where to vote on Delaware’s site.
No early voting
Delaware does not offer an early voting period. If you will be unable to vote in person on Election Day, you can request an absentee ballot by mail or by visiting your county election office.
What to bring
- You will be asked to show ID to confirm your identity and residency to vote in Delaware. Acceptable forms include (but are not limited to): Delaware driver’s license or state ID, US passport, Social Security Card, polling place card, bank statement, utility bill; or mail addressed to the voter at the address where registered.
- Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be asked to sign an affidavit of affirmation that you are the person listed in the pollbook.
Who can vote
You have to register to vote before Election Day in Delaware. You can find the deadline to register to vote in the “Dates and deadlines” section.
You may register to vote in Delaware if you:
- are a citizen of the United States;
- are a resident of Delaware; (Delaware is your home);
- will be 18 years old on or before the date of the next general election;
- have NOT been adjudged mentally incompetent (adjudged mentally incompetent refers to a specific finding in a judicial guardianship or equivalent proceeding, based on clear and convincing evidence that the individual has a severe cognitive impairment which precludes exercise of basic voting judgment);
- have NOT been convicted of a felony, unless you have completed your sentence;
- have NOT been convicted of a disqualifying felony and have not been pardoned.
- List of disqualifying felonies include: murder or manslaughter (except vehicular homicide); any felony constituting an offense against public administration involving bribery or improper influence or abuse of office, or any like offense under the laws of any state or local jurisdiction, or of the United States, or of the District of Columbia; or any felony constituting a sexual offense, or any like offense under the laws of any state or local jurisdiction or of the United States or of the District of Columbia.
- *find more information on voting rights restoration here
Vote by mail
- Request your mail-in ballot with a mail ballot application.
- Fill out the application completely.
- Submit the request to your county election office. You should request your ballot as far in advance of the election as possible. The deadline to request a ballot by mail is (received by) Friday, October 30, 2020.
- When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.
Additional option for voters in Delaware
Those who are sick or temporarily or permanently physically disabled may receive and return their ballot securely via email. For more information on this option, contact your county election office.