Voter Registration in Delaware
Delaware has a proud political heritage, and when driving around Delaware you will see the claim The First State on signs, brochures, and billboards. Registering to vote in elections, both local and national, is important and you will want to be sure to register to vote as soon as you turn 18 or move into the state.
You must be a U.S. Citizen and a permanent resident of Delaware for voter registration in the state. You must also be at least 18 years old. If you are an ex-felon or judged to be mentally incompetent, you may not be able to register to vote.
The Delaware Department of Elections is working hard to make voting easy for all citizens.
You can download the Voter Registration Form to fill out and mail in. The state prefers you to use an inkjet or laser printer to produce the best image.
If you are mailing in the Voter Registration Form, pay careful attention to the special Rules for Registering by Mail. For example, you will need to prove your identity the first time you show up to vote.
If you have any trouble with the form or need answers to your questions, you can always call the Elections Department at (302) 577-3464.
There are three Departments of Elections:
If you are looking for election results, voter statistics, or polling place information check out the county Web pages.
You can also complete a voter application at any official state agency:
Once you have completed the application you will receive a Voter Registration Card. Your own county Department of Elections will mail you the card along with some other valuable voting information.
Delaware elections are run by the counties; specifically, the Department of Elections. Before voting day, be sure you have taken the time to locate your Polling Place.
If you are not sure that you've registered properly you can always check with the County Department of Elections and they should be able to tell you if you are on the list.
Don't wait until the last minute to register to vote. In fact, if you don't register 21 days before the election you will not be on the check list.
Registering to vote isn't the only convenience offered by the DMV―you can also become an organ donor and display your choice on your driver's license.
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