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Recent and Upcoming Election Dates And Deadlines

This page contains dates and deadlines information on elections occurring in Delaware.

Election dates and deadlines vary by locality. Please be advised that these dates are updated regularly but are subject to scheduling changes at the local level.

Scheduled Elections In Delaware

DateElection
May 8,2018 2018 May 8 School Board Elections
September 6,2018 2018 September 6 Primary Election
November 6,2018 2018 November 6 General Election
November 3,2020 2020 November 3 General Election

2018 Election Dates & Deadlines

2018 May 8 School Board Elections -- Date: May 8,2018
Deadlines
March 2, 2018 Candidate Ballot Access - Filing ends:DEADLINE for School Board candidates to file.
May 4, 2018 Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail:Last day the Department of Elections\' Offices must mail absentee ballots for School Board Elections.
May 8, 2018 Absentee Ballot return deadline :DEADLINE for voters to return voted School Board absenteeballots to the Department of Elections Office that issued them.
2018 September 6 Primary Election -- Date: September 6,2018
Deadlines
August 11, 2018 Voter Registration Ends:DEADLINE for unregistered citizens to register to vote before the Primary Election.
August 20, 2018 Voter Registration deadline - UOCAVA citizens:DEADLINE for unregistered uniformed service members and citizens living outside the U.S. to register to vote before the Primary Election.
September 4, 2018 Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail:Last day the Department of Elections\' Offices must mail Primary Election absentee ballots.
September 6, 2018 Absentee Ballot return deadline :DEADLINE for voters to return voted absentee ballots for thePrimary Election to the Department of Elections\' Office that issued them.
2018 November 6 General Election -- Date: November 6,2018
Deadlines
October 13, 2018 Voter Registration Ends:DEADLINE for unregistered citizens to register to vote before the General Election.
October 22, 2018 Voter Registration deadline - UOCAVA citizens:DEADLINE for uniformed services members and citizens living outside the U.S. to register to vote before the General Election.
November 2, 2018 Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail:Last day the Department of Elections\' Offices must mail absentee ballots for the General Election.
November 6, 2018 Absentee Ballot return deadline :DEADLINE for voters to return voted absentee ballots for theGeneral Election to the Department of Elections\' Office that issued them.

2020 Election Dates & Deadlines

2020 November 3 General Election -- Date: November 3,2020
Deadlines

The Opening And Closing Times For Polling Places

Polls open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
The time for opening the polls for the purpose of conducting a primary election shall be seven o'clock in the morning and the time for closing the polls at such primary election shall be eight o'clock in the evening.

Am I Eligible To Vote in Delaware?

Felons are eligible to vote if they meet the following requirements:
  • A person convicted of a felony may register and vote if he/she meets the conditions stated in the next section.
  • You cannot register to vote if you have been adjudged mentally incompetent. "Adjudged mentally incompetent" refers to a specific finding in a judicial guardianship or equivalent proceeding, based on clear and convincing evidence that the individual has a severe cognitive impairment which precludes exercise of basic voting judgment.

You may register to vote if you are: a United States Citizen; a permanent resident of Delaware; at least 18 years old on the date of the next General Election; not adjudged to be mentally incompetent; or an ex-felon who meets the requirements as specified by law according to 15 Del C. Chapter 61. If you indicate that you are not a citizen or fail to answer that question, your application will be rejected. The last day to register in time to vote in the next election is the fourth Saturday (or 28 days) before the election.

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