Last updated on January 31, 2020

If you are registering for the first time, you should plan on showing "proof of identification" the first time you vote. Proof of identification includes: (1) A current and valid photo identification or (2) A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address.

Delaware voter registration deadlines

  • In Person: 24 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 24 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 24 days before Election Day.

Election Day Registration:

N/A

Delaware voter registration rules

To register in Delaware you must:
  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a permanent resident of Delaware
  • be at least 18 years old on the date of the next general election
  • not be mentally incompetent
  • if you are a felon, you are eligible to vote as long as you have served your sentence (including parole) and your convictions were not for disqualifying felonies: murder and manslaughter (except vehicular homicide), sexual offenses, or crimes against public administration involving bribery or improper influence or abuse of office

Delaware voter registration directions

  1. Use our Register to Vote Tool to fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Sign and date your form. This is very important!
  3. Mail or hand-deliver your completed form to the address we provide.
  4. Make sure you register before the voter registration deadline.