To use the online voter registration system you must have a current and valid driver’s license, learner’s permit or non-driver photo identification card issued by the DE Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
Online registration form (in English): https://ivote.de.gov/VoterView
Online registration form (in Spanish): https://ivote.de.gov/VoterView/?culture=es-MX
Refer to the box below for information about ID requirements.
Choosing a political party:
You may choose a political party affiliation when you register, if you do not, you will be registered as unaffiliated.
To update registration after a move, name change, or change of political party affiliation, use the voter registration form online https://ivote.de.gov/VoterView or apply by mail https://elections.delaware.gov/pubs/stateform.pdf.
To cancel your voter registration, fill out form here https://ivote.de.gov/cancelvregentry.aspx
For online voter registration, a Delaware drivers license or state ID is required.
An ID is not required for mail-in registration, but you must provide one of the documents listed on the form to verify residence:
Voters must provide proof of identity in order to vote. Proof of identity should include either a photograph or signature of the voter.
Department of Motor Vehicles
Obtaining a Driver’s License
In order to apply for and receive an absentee ballot, you must meet one of the following requirements:
Downloadable Application for Absentee Ballot (English): https://elections.delaware.gov/pubs/index.shtml#absentee
Many organizations offer free rides to polling places. Some of these include:
Offices/Measures That May Appear on the Ballot
Federal (even years)
President/Vice-President (elected every four years; next election in 2020)
Senator (elected every six years for staggered terms; next election in 2020)
Representative (elected every two years)
State (even years)
Governor/Lieutenant Governor, Insurance Commissioner(elected every four years; next election in 2020)
Attorney General, Treasurer, Auditor(elected every four years; next election in 2022)
State Senator (elected every four years except after reapportionment)
State Representative (elected every two years)
Statewide ballot measures
School Board(next in 2020)
Offices based on municipal charter
Local ballot measures
Delaware does not have a Voter Bill of Rights
Complaints about election violations should be made to the State Election Commissioner.
Campaign Finance Reporting System (https://cfrs.elections.delaware.gov/) provides access to candidates’ election committee and Political Action Committee campaign finance filings
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
Find useful voter information including:
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