Who can register to vote?

Qualifications:

  • You must be a citizen of the United States.
  • You must be a resident of Delaware. Delaware is your home.
  • You must be 18 years old by the date of the next General Election.
  • You must not be a convicted felon. In some situations, however, a convicted felon may be able to register to vote. Fill out a registration form and the State will notify you if you are eligible to register to vote.
  • 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.

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How can I register to vote?

  • Use the State's online registration system.
  • Go to the Department's office in your county.
  • Register when getting a drivers license.
  • Register when getting help at a welfare office.
  • Register to vote when getting help at the Department of Labor.
  • Send a Federal mail-in application to the Department in your county.
  • Ask the Department in your county to mail you an application.

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How can I update my voter record?

  • Use the State's online registration system.
  • Go to the Department's office in your county.
  • Update your record when getting a drivers license.
  • Update your record when getting help at a welfare office.
  • Update your record when getting help at the Department of Labor.
  • Send a Federal mail-in application to the Department in your county.
  • Ask the Department in your county to mail you an application.

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When can I register to vote?

  • Anytime except from the 4th Sunday before an election through Election Day.
  • Up to 10 days before a Special Election.

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When can I update my voter record?

  • At any time except for party affiliation.

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How can I change my political party affiliation?

  • Update your voter registration using the State's online registration system.
  • Send a registration application to the Department's office in your county. Changes of party affiliation cannot be processed from:

    • the last Saturday in May through the day of the Primary Election;
    • the 59th day before a Presidential Primary through the day of the election

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    What should I do if I get married, divorced or change my name?

    • Update your voter registration using the State's online registration system.
    • Send a registration application with your new name to the Department's office in your county;
    • Go to the Department in your county; or
    • Update your record at your polling place on Election Day.

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    What should I do when I move?

    • Update your voter registration using the State's online registration system.
    • Send a registration application with your new address to the Department's office in your county;
    • Go to the Department in your county; or
    • Update your record at your polling place on Election Day.

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    How can I cancel my voter registration?

    • Complete this form and send it to the Department's office in the county where you are registered.
    • Send a letter to the Department's office in your county asking that they cancel your registration.

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    How do I cancel a dead parent, spouse or child's voter registration?

    • Complete this form and send it to the Department's office in the county where person is registered.
    • Send a letter to the Department's office in the county where the person lived telling them about the death.
    • Sign the letter and state your relation to the dead person.

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