Delaware

Step 1: Apply

Can I vote-by-mail in my state?


Yes, Delaware will automatically mail an application to every registered voter. Make sure to look for it, complete it, and send it back as soon as it arrives. Click here to register as a new voter or to check your existing registration. (It's always a good idea to double-check.) https://ivote.de.gov/VoterView Delaware offers both absentee voting (which requires an excuse) and vote-by-mail (which is available to any registered voter).




Application form link:


The state will automatically mail an absentee ballot application to every registered voter. But you don't have to wait. You may apply now. Online - https://ivote.de.gov/voterview Print and Mail - https://elections.delaware.gov/pubs/pdfs/VoteByMail_ApplicationForm.pdf




Where should I send my completed application?


There are four ways to send your vote by mail application:

  • online via https://ivote.de.gov
  • mailing it to your county elections office
  • faxing it to your county elections office
  • emailing a scanned image or digital photo of your application as an attachment to your county elections office
Kent County
(302) 739-4498
(302) 739-4515 [fax] votebymailkc@delaware.gov https://electionskc.delaware.gov New Castle County
(302) 577-3464
(302) 577-6545 [fax]
votebymailncc@delaware.gov https://electionsncc.delaware.gov Sussex County (302) 856-5367 (302) 856-5082 [fax] votebymailsc@delaware.gov https://electionssc.delaware.gov




When is the application due?


Technically, applications must be received 4 days before Election Day. (October 30, 2020) To avoid delays within the election office and the postal service, we recommend you send it immediately and no later than the middle of October. New voters must register by October 10, 2020.




***Shenanigan Alerts***


Things to look out for: Delaware bizarrely offers both absentee voting (requires an excuse) and vote-by-mail (no excuse needed). We recommend choosing the vote-by-mail option since it's available to everyone.




I have a question that wasn't answered here.


Please call the county election office where you live. They are in charge of elections and should be able to help you. https://elections.delaware.gov/locations.shtml





Step 2: Vote-by-Mail

When do I have to mail or drop off my completed ballot?


Technically, ballots must be received by Election Day. (November 3, 2020) To avoid delays within the election office and the postal service, we recommend you return your voted ballot as soon as it arrives and no later than the middle of October. You may also drop your ballot at your local election office. It's a good idea to call and check first. https://elections.delaware.gov/locations.shtml




Does it require a stamp? Two?


Read the outside of the envelope to see if additional postage may be required. The US Postal service will deliver any ballot, regardless of whether or not it has the correct postage, or any at all. They will charge the local election office for any unpaid postage. https://time.com/4547550/absentee-mail-ballot-postage-stamp-postal-service-usps/




Can my ballot be dropped off at a polling site or dedicated drop box?


Secure ballot drop boxes will be available in each county office, as well as in the lobby of the Carvel State Office Building (820 N. French St; Wilmington, DE 19801), and at the New Castle County Office Warehouse & Training Center (200 Lisa Dr; New Castle, DE 19720) . https://elections.delaware.gov/locations.shtml




Is there any way to check if my ballot was received?


https://ivote.de.gov/VoterView




I have a question that wasn't answered here.


Please call the county election office where you live. They are in charge of elections and should be able to help you. https://elections.delaware.gov/locations.shtml





Early In-Person Voting

Does my state offer any in-person early voting days?


No.




I have a question that wasn't answered here.


Please call the county election office where you live. They are in charge of elections and should be able to help you. https://elections.delaware.gov/locations.shtml





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