Welcome Delaware voters! Below you will find your upcoming election dates, voter registration deadlines, state requirements for Voter ID, as well as information on online voter registration, automatic voter registration, vote-by-mail, early voting, and minor pre-registration.


Primary Election Dates & Registration Deadlines

Party Primaries
Registration Deadlines
Same Day Registration
Mail-In Online In-Person
September 6 August 11 (postmarked) August 11 August 11 No


General Election Dates & Registration Deadlines

General Election Registration Deadlines
Same Day Registration
Mail-In Online In-Person
November 6 October 13 (postmarked) October 13 October 13 No


Online Voter Registration

Yes, Delaware has Online Voter Registration. Need DE drivers’ license or ID card.  You can register online here.

Voter ID

Strict = if no identification, voter must take additional measures after Election Day to have ballot counted

Non-strict = if no identification, voter still has option to cast ballot that may be counted without additional measures by voter

Delaware has non-strict, non-photo ID requirements. Here are the approved forms of ID in the state of Delaware:

  • Delaware Drivers License or State ID
  • U.S. Passport
  • Signed Polling Place or Social Security Card
  • Signed vehicle registration
  • Signed credit card with photo
  • A similar document that identifies the person by photo or signature


Delaware does not have “no-excuse” vote-by-mail.

Early Voting

Delaware has no in-person early voting.

Automatic Voter Registration (Motor Voter)

Delaware has no Automatic Voter Registration.

Minor Pre-Registration

Delaware allows voters to pre-register at the age of 16.

Links to State-by-State Charts

2018 Election Dates & Deadlines

Online Voter Registration

Automatic Voter Registration

Vote By Mail

Early Voting

Voter ID

Content Updated Summer 2018


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