Presidential Primary

When is Delaware's Presidential Primary Election?

  • It is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2, 2024.
  • Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Which political parties are involved?

  • The Republican Party is the only party with a contest for the 2024 Presidential Primary.

    There will not be a Democratic Presidential Primary in Delaware in 2024. Only one Democratic Party candidate filed to appear on Delaware’s 2024 Democratic Presidential Primary ballot, and, therefore, no Democratic Party Presidential Primary Election will be held, pursuant to 15 Del. C. § 3183 (c):
    (c) In the event that only one candidate files for a party’s nomination by the filing deadline set forth in subsection (a) of this section and no additional candidates are added to the ballot pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, that candidate shall be considered as having received 100% of the vote for that party’s presidential primary election automatically upon the expiration of the filing deadline and thus declared the winner of that election. In the event no candidate files for the party’s nomination, no election shall be held for that party’s nomination.
    Please see the list of Presidential Primary Filed Candidates.

What are the key dates and deadlines?

  • Refer to key dates and deadlines here.

When is the last day to file?

  • Refer to key dates and deadlines here.

How and where do candidates file?

Who are the Presidential Primary Election candidates?

How do I get an absentee ballot?

Where is my absentee ballot?

  • Absentee ballots will be sent starting in early March.
  • Check on the status of your absentee ballot using the State's Voter Portal.
  • Call the Department.

Who can vote in the Presidential Primary Election?

  • Only registered Republicans may vote in the 2024 Presidential Primary Election. There is no contest for the Democratic Party in the Presidential Primary as only one Democratic candidate filed.
  • The last day to register to vote before the Presidential Primary Election is listed here.
  • The deadline to change party affiliation before the Presidential Primary Election is listed here.
  • Special Notice Regarding Voters Who Were Automatically Registered to Vote at DMV (AVR Voters):
    AVR Voters may choose a political party through the day of the FIRST Primary Election following their automatic voter registration at DMV in order to vote in that Primary Election. For the 2024 Presidential Primary Election, only voters registered as No Party – AVR may change their party to the only party on the ballot, the Republican Party, on Presidential Primary Election Day in order to vote in the Presidential Primary Election. Please see the Automatic Voter Registration Notice and the Automatic Voter Registration FAQs for more information.

Where do I vote?

I need help! Who do I contact?

Where do I find election results?