Mission

  • To register people to vote
  • To conduct fair and impartial elections
  • To administer polling place, absentee, and early voting (early voting authorized as of January 1, 2022)
  • To educate voters
  • To manage the Campaign Finance process
  • To collect & report election results

Office hours

  • Normal hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday except for State Holidays
  • Extended hours before Primary and General Elections for Absentee Voting as posted on Office Web Sites

State Board of Elections (Effective July 1, 2015)

The State Board of Elections is composed of 10 members appointed by the Governor. 5 members are Democrats and 5 members are Republican. The Board's agenda, minutes, and other information are posted on the State's Public Meetings Calendar. Board meetings are open to the public. The State Election Commissioner is an ex officio member of the Board and can vote to break ties.

The members of the Board are:

Democrats

Name
Term Expires
Anthony J. Albence
State Election Commissioner ex officio
Jun 20, 2023
Sharon A. Williams-Mayo
At-Large - New Castle County
Jan 27, 2025
Kay Sandstrom
Kent County
Jun 6, 2022
John N. Pasquale, Jr.
New Castle County
Jun 6, 2022
Karen H. Pugh
Sussex County
Jan 27, 2025
Monica P. Alvarez
Wilmington
Oct 13, 2025

 

Republicans

Name
Term Expires
James A. Sterling, III
At-Large - New Castle County
Jun 6, 2022
Kim Warfield-Walker
Kent County
Oct 13, 2025
Sandra Battaglia
New Castle County
June 11, 2025
Barbara Sikora
Sussex County
May 2, 2022
Hal Schneikert
Wilmington
Jan 29, 2024

 

NOTE: Per Delaware Code, Title 15, Section 202 (c): Upon the expiration of the term of any appointed member of the Board, such member’s successor shall be appointed by the Governor for a period of 4 years; provided, however, that such member shall hold office until that member’s successor shall be duly qualified and provided, further, that the term of such successor shall commence on the date the successor is duly qualified.


Department of Elections

The State Election Commissioner is appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate for a term of 4 years. The Commissioner is an ex officio member of the State Board of Elections, attends all State Board of Elections meetings, provides general supervision to the Department of Elections, develops regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines as provided in Delaware Code, Title 15, investigates violations of the State's Campaign Finance law, is responsible for the security of records in the Commissioner's office, and collects and reports election results.

County Offices

The Department of Elections offices in each county are managed by a County Director and Deputy County Director who are appointed by the State Board of Elections as provided in Delaware Code, Title 15. The offices conduct elections, register voters and educate voters.

  • Kent County
    • Doris J. Young,  
      Director, Democrat
    • Ralph A. Artigliere,  
      Deputy Director, Republican
  • New Castle County
    • Tracey N. Dixon,  
      Director, Democrat
    • David W. Gilefski,  
      Deputy Director, Republican
  • Sussex County
    • Kenneth A. McDowell,  
      Director, Democrat
    • Vacant,  
      Deputy Director, Republican

Elections