Register to vote as soon as you turn 18 (or before, if you will be 18 on the date of the next General Election) if you want to exercise this important right!

You can register to vote:

  • At any Department of Elections Office for your county[1];
  • At a mobile registration site;
  • By calling an Elections Office and have a registration form mailed to you;
  • At the Motor Vehicle Office or a Social Service Office; or
  • Online at:


Individuals who are homeless or without a fixed residence

If you are homeless or otherwise do not have a fixed residence you may use the address of a shelter or agency.  You will need to submit, in addition to the proper registration forms, two pieces of identification containing your name.  One of these pieces of identification must include the mailing address you used on your application (this can be a shelter or agency address).  See more about identification, below.


Registering as a member of a political party

You can register as a:

  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Independent
  • Other

Only people registered as Democrats can vote in Democratic primaries.  Only people registered as Republicans can vote in Republican primaries.


If you move

You must update your voter registration.  You can do this by contacting the Department of Elections for your county, or online at

[1] Historically, Delaware has had a county board of election for each of the three counties.  As of July 1, 2015, the three separate county boards will be made into one single state board of election.  However, there will continue to be a Department of Elections office in each county.  See HS 1 for HB 302 w/HA 1 (147th General Assembly, signed June 26, 2014).

Current as of September 2014