When can I vote?

  • Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for general, special and primary elections.

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Where do I vote?

  • You vote at the building listed on your polling place card.
  • Find out where you vote by using the State's Polling Place Locator.
  • Call the Department of Elections (302-577-3464) to find out where you vote.

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Do I have to show ID to vote?

  • No, but, poll workers will ask you to show ID. If you do not show ID, you must fill out a form before you can vote.
  • Showing ID makes checking you in faster and reduces mistakes.

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Do I have to show my Polling Place Card to vote?

  • No, but you will be asked to show ID.
  • Your Polling Place Card is an ID. If it is not current, poll workers will ask you for proof of address.

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Why do they say my name before I vote?

  • First, it is required by law.
  • Second, so everyone in the polling place knows who is voting in case someone wants to challenge your right to vote.

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Why do they say my party before I vote?

  • First, it is required by law for Primary Elections.
  • Second, so everyone in the polling place knows who is voting in case someone wants to challenge your right to vote.

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Can I take my children with me to vote?

  • You may take children 17 years old and younger with you when voting.

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Can I use my cell phone in the polling place?

  • No, because the noise interferes with poll workers and distracts voters.

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How long can I be in the voting booth?

  • Three (3) minutes, if a poll worker thinks you are taking too long, he/she may ask if you need assistance.

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Can I wear items about a candidate in the polling place?

  • No, the Delaware Code forbids it.

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Do you have or publish information about candidates?

No, but there is information:

  • In the newspaper;
  • On the internet;
  • At political party headquarters; and
  • From the candidates.

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How do I appeal my registration status?

  • Call the Department of Elections at 577-3464 and ask for assistance.

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What is a provisional ballot?

  • A provisional ballot is a last chance ballot. It is not a ballot of convenience.
  • Poll workers will offer it to you if they cannot confirm that you are eligible to vote in their Election District.
  • Poll workers will attempt to send you to the correct Election District.

The Department will not count your provisional ballot if:

  • You are not registered to vote;
  • You are at the wrong election district;
  • Your affidavit is not complete; or
  • You vote the wrong party's ballot in a Primary Election.

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Do I have to talk to the people handing out literature or taking exit polls?

  • No.

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