Election Rules

Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline: April 4

Primary Election Date: April 28

General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 3

ID Requirements for Voting: An ID is not required, however if you do not show your ID at the polling site, you will need to fill out a form before you can vote.

Absentee Voting: An excuse is required to obtain an absentee ballot. Voters can fill out a form online and return it to their county Board of Elections. Completed ballots must be received by the close of polls on Election Day. View the list of excuses and download the application here.

Gender Gaps in Representation

Delaware ranks 40th in the country for women’s representation in the State Legislature.

Delaware Congressional Delegation

Delaware State Legislature

Voter Turnout

Delaware had higher voter turnout than the United States overall for both men and women in the 2016 Elections.

Percent Voter Turnout by Gender

Percent Voter Turnout by Race

Other races not shown due to population size