Delaware’s general election is fast approaching. Here’s what you should know ahead of Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
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- What are the deadlines I need to know?
- Can I still register to vote?
- Who can register to vote?
- Can I still apply for an absentee ballot?
- Can I vote early in person?
- When must absentee ballots be received?
- How will I know if my absentee ballot was processed?
- What if I want to vote in person?
- Where is my polling place?
- Who is on the ballot?
- What else is on the ballot?
- Voter info & resources
What are the deadlines I need to know?
Below are deadlines specific to voting in the general election.
Deadline to register to vote: Saturday, Oct. 15 Deadline to apply for an absentee ballot: Tuesday, Nov. 1
- Deadline to return absentee ballot: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8
Can I still register to vote?
Delaware’s voter registration deadline was Saturday, Oct. 15.
Who can register to vote?
Anyone can register to vote, so long as they will have been a U.S. citizen for at least 30 days before the election, are a resident of Delaware, and are going to be at least 18 on or before Election Day.
Anyone convicted of a felony and who has completed their sentence can vote as long as they were not convicted of a “disqualifying felony.” 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 felony constituting a sexual offense.
Can I still apply for an absentee ballot?
The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot has passed.
Can I vote early in person?
Early voting is available at five locations in New Castle and Kent counties, and four locations in Sussex County. Early voting starts Friday, Oct. 28, and continues through Sunday, Nov. 6.
New Castle County
- Gunning Bedford Middle School: 801 Cox Neck Road, New Castle
- Claymont Community Center: 3301 Green St., Claymont
- Dept. of Elections-Warehouse (New Castle): 220 Lisa Drive, New Castle
- Hudson State Service Center: 501 Ogletown Road, Newark
- Shipyard Shops: 912 Justison St., Wilmington
- Frederica Senior Center: 216 Market St., Frederica
- Houston Fire Company: 143 Broad St., Houston
- Dept. of Elections-Kent County Office: 100 Enterprise Place Suite 5, Dover
- Crossroad Christian Church: 4867 N. Dupont Hwy, Dover
- Millville Community Center: 32517 Dukes Drive, Millville
- Lewes Fire Department Station #2: 32198 Janice Road, Lewes
- Laurel Fire Hall: 205 W. 10th St., Laurel
- Dept. of Elections-Warehouse (Georgetown): 542 South Bedford St., Georgetown
- Dept. of Elections-Warehouse (Seaford): 200 Allen St., Seaford
When must absentee ballots be received?
Completed absentee ballots must be received by the elections office for your county by the close of polls at 8 p.m. on Election Day. Postmarks do not count.
How will I know if my absentee ballot was processed?
Voters can check the status of their absentee ballots online.
What if I want to vote in person?
Delawareans who would prefer to vote the old-fashioned way can do so in person on Election Day at the polls, which will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters can find their polling places online.
Where is my polling place?
Voters can find their polling places online.
Who is on the ballot?
- Lisa Blunt Rochester, Democrat
- Lee Murphy, Republican
- Cody McNutt, Liberterian
- David Rogers, Non-Partisan Delaware
- Kathy Jennings, Democrat
- Julianne Murray, Republican
- Lydia York, Democrat
- Janice Lorrah, Republican
- Colleen Davis, Democrat
- Greg Coverdale, Republican
Every member of the Delaware state Senate and House is up for election.
What else is on the ballot?
County and local races are also on the ballot. The state’s election website features a complete list of candidates.
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