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Requirements to vote: 

  • 18 years old on or by Election Day.

  • US citizen.

  • Resident of Delaware.

  • Not been judged mentally incompetent.

  • Felons can vote in Delaware if they have not committed any disqualifying felonies, have been discharged, and have completed your sentence. Disqualifying felonies are listed below:

    • Murder or manslaughter (excluding 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

    • A sexual offense, or any like offense under the laws of any state or local jurisdiction or of the United States or the District of Columbia

How do I register?

  • In the state of Delaware, you can register online, via mail, by phone, or in person.

  • To register online, go to:

    • The deadline to register online is the 4th Saturday before Election Day.

  • To register via mail, fill out and print this form: You must include your Delaware driver’s license, ID number, or, if you don’t have either, your social security number. Send it to your local Department of Elections office which you can find here:

    • Your form must be postmarked by the 4th Saturday before Election Day.

  • To register by phone, call your local Department of Elections. They will then mail you an application. After completion, mail it to the specified address with the requirements stated in the mail registration instructions. 

    • The deadline to register by phone is the 4th Saturday before Election Day.

  • To register to vote in person, visit any of these state agencies: the DMV, Department of Health and Social Services, or Department of Labor.

    • The deadline to register in person is the 4th Saturday before Election Day.

  • If this is your first time registering to vote, you must include a copy of the application above, a current and valid photo identification, or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or another government document that shows your name and address.

  • You do not have to designate a party affiliation to vote in the general election. However, you must be affiliated with a party to vote on their ballot in a primary election.

  • If you legally change your name, move to a new address, or want to change your party affiliation, you can update your registration online, via mail, at a mobile registration event, or in person.

    • There is no deadline to update your information other than for changing your party affiliation. The deadline to change your party affiliation is the last Saturday in May before a primary election or 59 days before a presidential primary.

Can I pre-register?

  • You can pre-register if you are 16 years old and will be 18 by Election Day.

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