When is Delaware's Primary?
- Delaware's Primary is the second Tuesday after the first Monday in September.
- Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Why are there Primary Elections?
- Primary Elections choose candidates for the General Election when more people from the same party file for an office than can be elected.
What offices are up for election?
- Elected office schedule.
- Note: the offices on the primary ballot are those for which more people from the same party have filed for an office than can be elected.
Which political parties are involved?
- Delaware's major political parties: the Democratic and Republican Parties.
What are the key dates and deadlines?
- Key dates and deadlines are here.
When is the last day to file?
- Refer to key dates and deadlines here.
How and where do I file?
- File by filling out a candidate filing form and paying the filing fee.
- Statewide candidates file at the State Election Commissioner's Office.
- Legislative and county candidates file at the Department of Elections for the county where they live.
- More information is on our Candidate Information Page.
Who are the Primary Candidates?
How do I get an absentee ballot?
Where is my absentee ballot?
- Absentee ballots will be sent starting about late July.
- Check on the status of yours with the State's Voter Portal.
- Call the Department.
Who can vote in a primary?
- Only Democrats can vote in the Democratic Primary.
- Only Republicans can vote in the Republican Primary.
- The deadline to change party affiliation before the Primary is the last Friday in May.
- You may change your party affiliation after the Primary.
Where do I vote?
I need help! Who do I contact?
Where do I find election results?