Instructions for voting

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How to Register to Vote

Register Online

You’ll need a Delaware driver’s license number or Delaware ID number. If you don’t have one, you’ll need your Social Security number to register online.

Register Online


Check if you’re registered to vote

ivote.de.gov

Registration requirements

  • Be a US citizen
  • Be a permanent resident of Delaware
  • Be at least 18 years old by Election Day, Nov 6
  • Not be judged mentally incompetent by a court
  • Not have been convicted of a felony, though you may be eligible to vote if you have been pardoned or you’ve been released from jail or prison, are no longer on probation, and have paid all fees and costs required by your sentence

How to Vote

Vote early

Vote by absentee ballot in person before Nov 6. Contact your County Department of Elections to find out the first day absentee ballots will be available to vote in person in your county.

Bring a copy of accepted ID.


Vote on Election Day
Nov 6

Polls are open 7 AM–8 PM. If you’re in line at your polling location by 8 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Bring a copy of accepted ID (not required, but speeds up the process).

Who can vote early

You must have one of the following reasons in order to vote absentee by mail or vote early in person:

  • Your job prevents you from going to the polls on Election Day, including if your job is to care for your parent, child, or spouse who lives at home and needs constant care due to illness, disability, or injury
  • You’ll be on vacation away from your election district on Election Day
  • Your religious tenets or teachings prevent you from going to the polls on Election Day
  • You’re sick or physically disabled
  • You’re in the public service of the US or Delaware
  • You’re a US citizen temporarily residing outside the US
  • You’re the spouse or dependent of a person who is a US citizen temporarily residing outside the US and you’re residing with or accompanying that person
  • You’re away from Delaware because of illness or injury received while serving in the US armed forces
  • You’re in the US armed forces or are a US merchant marine
  • You’re serving with the US armed forces in the American Red Cross or United Service Organizations
Absentee ballot received by

November 6


Vote on Election Day

November 6

Polls are open 7 AM–7 PM. If you’re in line at your polling location by 7 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Bring an accepted photo ID

Voting requirements
  • Be registered to vote in Delaware. Check if you’re registered to vote.
  • Be a US citizen
  • Live at a Delaware address
  • Be at least 18 years old by Election Day, Nov 6
  • Not be judged mentally incompetent by a court
  • Not have been convicted of a felony

In person ID requirements

ID is not required, but bring one of the following if you have it to speed up the process:

  • A current photo ID
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address.

If you don’t bring any ID, you’ll need to fill out a form before you can vote.


By mail ID requirements

No ID required to vote by mail.

Frequently Asked Questions