This information applies to residents of New Castle County.

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Absentee voting in general     Absentee in-person voting

Absentee voting for the Thursday, September 6th Primary Election, has started for voters in New Castle County, Delaware. New Castle County Democrats or Republicans may vote by absentee ballot for a reason stated in the Delaware Code. They may cast their ballot by mail or in-person. Voters must return their voted absentee ballots to the New Castle County Office no later than 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 6, 2018, in order for them to be counted.

The Department of Elections is only permitted to send absentee ballots by email or FAX to Uniformed Service members and their families, citizens living outside the U.S., and people with a disability or who are sick. These are also the only people who may return voted absentee ballots by email or FAX.

Delaware provides absentee services to Delaware citizens:

Delaware citizens living in the United States can request an absentee ballot:

  • Fastest - Online via the IVOTE system,
  • Slower - By printing an application, completing it, and emailing or mailing it to the New Castle County Office.
  • Slowest - By asking the New Castle County Office ( (302) 577-3464) to email or mail you an Absentee Application. Then completing the form and emailing or mailing it to the New Castle County Office.

Uniformed service members and their family members as well as citizens living outside the United States, get the most efficient service by submitting a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to the New Castle County Office. They can do this:

For more information regarding absentee voting in New Castle County check our Web Site, email the office , or call (302) 577-3464.

Citizens of Kent County should call (302) 739-4498 or email the Kent County Office for information regarding absentee voting, and citizens of Sussex County  should call (302) 856-5367 or email the Sussex County Office for information regarding absentee voting.

Mailing address: Department of Elections, New Castle Office, PO BOX 7079, WILMINGTON DE 19803-0079

Absentee Voting in Person: You must vote in the County where you live. ID is required. The Department of Elections, New Castle County Office and Warehouse, will be open for Absentee Voting, for eligible New Castle County residents only, on the days and at the times listed below.

In-person absentee schedule
Date Day Wilmington Office New Castle Office
August 11, 2018 Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
August 13, 2018 Monday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
August 14, 2018 Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
August 15, 2018 Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
August 16, 2018 Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
August 17, 2018 Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
August 18, 2018 Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
August 20, 2018 Monday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
August 21, 2018 Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
August 22, 2018 Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
August 23, 2018 Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
August 24, 2018 Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
August 25, 2018 Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
August 27, 2018 Monday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
August 28, 2018 Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
August 29, 2018 Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
August 30, 2018 Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
August31, 2018 Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
September 1, 2018 Saturday CLOSED CLOSED
September 2, 2018 Sunday CLOSED CLOSED
September 3, 2018 Monday CLOSED CLOSED
September 4, 2018 Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
September 5, 2018 Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon 8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon