When is Delaware's Primary?

  • Delaware's Primary is the second Tuesday after the first Monday in September.
  • It is on September 9, 2014.
  • Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

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Why are there Primary Elections?

  • Primary Elections choose candidates for the General Election when two or more people from the same party file for the same office.

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What offices are up for election?

  • The offices on this list pdf icon are up for election in 2014.

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Which political parties are involved?

  • Delaware's major political parties: the Democratic and Republican Parties.

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What are the key dates and deadlines?

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When is the last day to file?

  • The filing deadline is July 8, 2014 at 12 Noon.

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How and where do I file?

  • File by filling out a candidate filing form the letters pdf in a box and paying the filing fee.
  • Statewide candidates file at the State Election Commissioner's Office.
  • Legislative and county candidates file at the Department of Elections for the county where they live.
  • More information is on our Candidate Information Page.

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Who are the Primary Candidates?

  • List of Primary Election candidates is not available at this time

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How do I get an absentee ballot?

  • Fill out an Absentee Affidavit.
  • Get it notarized if the reason you are voting absentee is in Section 2.
  • Send the Absentee Affidavit to:
    ATTN: Absentee Voting
    Department of Elections for New Castle County
    PO BOX 7079
    WILMINGTON DE 19803-0079
  • You can vote at the Department when it is open for Absentee Voting.
  • More information is on our Absentee Voting Page.

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Where is my absentee ballot?

  • Absentee ballots will be sent starting about July 20, 2014.
  • Use our on-line system to check about yours.
  • Call the Department (302.577.3464).

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Who can vote in a primary?

  • Only Democrats can vote in the Democratic Primary.
  • Only Republicans can vote in the Republican Primary.
  • August 18th is the last day to register to vote before the Primary.
  • The deadline to change party affiliation is the last Friday in May.
  • You can change your party affiliation after the Primary.

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Where do I vote?

  • You vote at your polling place. You will get a Polling Place Card in late July.
  • List coming soon!
  • Call the Department (302.577.3464).

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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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