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When is Delaware's General Election?

  • Delaware's General Election is on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
  • It is on November 8, 2016.
  • Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

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What offices are up for election?

  • Offices up for election in 2016

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Which political parties are involved?

  • Delaware's major political parties: the Democratic and Republican Parties.
  • Minor political parties with at least xxx registered voters (will be calculated in Jan 2016) 21 days before the primary can put candidates on the ballot.

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What are the key dates and deadlines?

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How do I get on the ballot?

  • File as a Democratic or Republican candidate and, if necessary, win the Primary.
  • Be nominated by the Democratic or Republican Party if no one from that party filed for an office.
  • Be nominated by a minor political party that has ballot access.
  • Run as an unaffiliated candidate by complying with Delaware Code, Title 15, ss3002.

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Who are the General Election Candidates?

  • 2016 General Election candidates

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How do I become a declared write-in candidate?

  • Submit the required form to the State Election Commissioner for a statewide office or the Department of Elections for your county no later than 4:30 p.m. on September 30, 2016.

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Where do I vote?

  • You vote at your polling place. You will get a Polling Place Card in late July.
  • Use the on-line Voter Portal to find where you vote..
  • List of Polling Places
  • Call the Department (302.577.3464).

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How do I get an absentee ballot?

  • Complete a form at Delaware's Voter Portal
  • Fill out an Absentee Affidavit.
  • Get it notarized if the reason you are voting absentee is in Section 2.
  • Send the Absentee Affidavit to Department by mail, email or FAX
    ATTN: Absentee Voting
    Department of Elections - New Castle County Office
    PO BOX 7079
    WILMINGTON DE 19803-0079
    email
    FAX - (302) 577-6545
  • You can vote at New Castle County's office or New Castle County's Satellite Office. The schedule will be posted here. .

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Where is my absentee ballot?

  • Absentee ballots will be sent starting about September 22, 2016.
  • Check on the status of yours with the State's Voter Portal.
  • Call the Department (302.577.3464).

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Who can vote in a General Election?

  • Anyone registered to vote in Delaware by the deadline for the Election.
  • October 15, 2016, is the last day to register to vote before the General Election.
  • Uniformed service and overseas citizens have until October 24, 2016 to register for the 2016 General Election.

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I need help! Who do I contact?

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Where do I find election results?

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