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Delaware

Population

973,764

Voting-Age Pop.

704,108

Last Presidential Election (2016)
Clinton 53 %
Trump 42 %
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Important Dates

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Election Date

Nov 3, 2020

Registration Deadline

Oct 10, 2020

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USPS recommends mailing your ballot no later than October 27.

Source: USPS.com


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  • Online Registration

    Yes
  • Early Voting
    Yes
  • Same-Day Registration
    No
  • ID Required
    Yes


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Absentee/Mail-In Voting

During the current State of Emergency, voters are permitted to vote by absentee for the reason: "I am sick, or physically disabled" if they are impacted by Covid-19, per the provisions of an order by the Governor. This includes those who are practicing self-quarantining or social distancing. This is reason #3 on the absentee ballot application.

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Mail Outline Icon Is this state automatically sending an absentee or mail-in ballot? Chevron Icon

  • No, residents of Delaware must register for an absentee ballot for the general election.

Mail Outline Icon Is this state automatically sending an absentee or mail-in ballot?

No, residents of Delaware must register for an absentee ballot for the general election.

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  • Oct 4: Your country elections office begins mailing out Vote By Mail (VBM) ballots 30 days to prior to an election for which you have requested a ballot.


    If you’re sending in your ballot request in less than 30 days prior to the election, your country elections office will get your VBM ballot out to you as soon as possible.

When will I receive my ballot?

Oct 4: Your country elections office begins mailing out Vote By Mail (VBM) ballots 30 days to prior to an election for which you have requested a ballot.


If you’re sending in your ballot request in less than 30 days prior to the election, your country elections office will get your VBM ballot out to you as soon as possible.

Last day: For absentee ballots to be mailed out (Oct 30) Chevron Icon

  • The Department of Elections office does not give a specific absentee registration deadline.


    Oct 30 is the deadline for the Department of Elections office to mail absentee ballots for the General Election.

Last day: For absentee ballots to be mailed out (Oct 30)

The Department of Elections office does not give a specific absentee registration deadline.


Oct 30 is the deadline for the Department of Elections office to mail absentee ballots for the General Election.

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  • Nov 2 by 12pm is the deadline for the Department of Elections office to issue absentee ballots for the General Election.

Last day: To get an absentee ballot (Nov 2)

Nov 2 by 12pm is the deadline for the Department of Elections office to issue absentee ballots for the General Election.

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  • Nov 3 before 8pm is the deadline for the department's office in your county to receive your absentee ballot for the General Election in order for it to be counted.

Mail Send Icon Return ballot: Received by Nov 3, 8pm

Nov 3 before 8pm is the deadline for the department's office in your county to receive your absentee ballot for the General Election in order for it to be counted.

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  • During the current State of Emergency, voters are permitted to vote by absentee for the reason:


    "I am sick, or physically disabled" if they are impacted by Covid-19, per the provisions of an order by the Governor. This includes those who are practicing self-quarantining or social distancing.


    This is reason #3 on the absentee ballot application.

Excuse Icon Excuse required, Covid-19 excuse permitted

During the current State of Emergency, voters are permitted to vote by absentee for the reason:


"I am sick, or physically disabled" if they are impacted by Covid-19, per the provisions of an order by the Governor. This includes those who are practicing self-quarantining or social distancing.


This is reason #3 on the absentee ballot application.


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Early Voting

Can you vote early in this state?

Yes

Delaware offers in-person absentee voting.


Same-Day Registration

Can you register on Election Day?

No

Oct 10 is the deadline to register to vote before the Nov 3 General Election.


Voter ID Requirements

Is an ID required to vote?

Yes

Poll workers will ask you to show proof of identity. If you do not show ID, you must fill out a form before you can vote.



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Acceptable Forms of Identification

Make sure you're ready on Election Day with the appropriate forms of identification. Acceptable forms of ID are listed here.

Data source - elections.delaware.gov

Acceptable Forms of ID

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  • US Passport

  • Signed Social Security Card

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  • Delaware Driver's License

  • State ID

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  • Signed Polling Place Card

  • Signed Vehicle Registration

  • Signed Credit Card

    With photo

  • Similar Document that Identifies the Person by Photo or Signature


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Covid-19 Voting

Voting resources regarding Covid-19 are developing.

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