COVID-19 info

  • The Presidential Primary Election previously scheduled for June 2 (originally April 28) has been postponed to July 7 by executive order
    • All registered voters can request an absentee ballot using the qualification "sick or physically disabled"
  • 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Delaware Health and Social Services

Delaware absentee ballot deadlines

  • In Person: Received 4 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 4 days before Election Day.
  • Online: Received 4 days before Election Day.
  • Voted ballots are due: Received Election Day.

Delaware absentee ballot rules

You may vote by absentee ballot in Delaware if:
  • You are in the public service of the United States or the State of Delaware and are unable to come to the polls
  • Your business or occupation prevents you from coming to the polls, including if your occupation is the care of a family member who is at home due to illness, disability, or injury
  • You are a student who is away at college or university
  • You are incarcerated but otherwise eligible to vote.
  • You are on vacation
  • The tenets or teachings of your religion prevent you from coming to the polls
  • You are experiencing a temporary or permanent illness or physical disability

Delaware absentee ballot directions

  1. Use our Absentee Ballot Tool to prepare your application.
  2. Sign and date the form. This is very important!
  3. Return your completed application to your Local Election Office as soon as possible. We'll provide the mailing address for you.
  4. All Local Election Offices will accept mailed or hand-delivered forms. Your Local Election Office will also let you fax or email the application.
  5. Double-check the deadlines and be sure to cast your voted ballot on time to be sure it is counted.
  6. Please contact your Local Election Office if you have any further questions about the exact process.

Tracking your ballot

You can track your ballot directly with your state.

Once you receive your ballot...

  1. Once you receive the ballot, carefully read and follow the instructions.
  2. Sign and date where indicated.
  3. Mail your voted ballot back to the address indicated on the return envelope.
  4. Double-check the deadlines and be sure to cast your voted ballot on time to be sure it is counted.