Delaware now offers Vote By Mail, which permits a voter to request and to be sent a ballot by mail that may be voted and returned by mail. No reason is needed to Vote By Mail. Postage for the ballot envelope containing the voted ballot is paid by the Department of Elections.


Instructions For Voting By Mail


  • What are the deadlines for Voting By Mail?
    • Request a Vote By Mail Ballot not later than seven (7) days prior to the election
    • Return the voted ballot to the Elections office for your county by the close of polls on Election Day (8PM)

  • How Do I Request a Vote By Mail Ballot?
    • Complete the Vote By Mail application
      • Print the application
        • Complete and return the application
        • Include required identification information on Vote By Mail Application
    • Request a Vote By Mail ballot on iVote.

    NOTE: Vote By Mail Ballots may be mailed out starting thirty (30) days prior to an election.


  • What Do I Do When I Receive My Ballot?
    • Read the Instructions for completing your ballot
    • Complete your ballot and place it in the ballot envelope
    • Seal the ballot envelope
    • Sign the ballot envelope to affirm the voter oath on the envelope
    • Include one of the following REQUIRED identification information in box stamped on lower left of back of envelope:
      • Last four (4) digits of voter’s social security number
      • Delaware Driver’s License number
      • Delaware State ID number
    • Place security label over identification information provided

  • How Do I Return My Voted Ballot?
    • Return the ballot to the Department of Elections office for your county
      • Place the ballot envelope in the U.S. Mail
      • Drop the ballot in a secure ballot drop box at the Department of Elections office for your county
      • Secure ballot drop box locations

    IMPORTANT REMINDERS:


  • Vote By Mail applications must include required identification information. A voter MUST include one of the following:
    • Last four (4) digits of voter’s social security number
    • Delaware Driver’s License number
    • Delaware State ID number

  • When returning a Vote By Mail ballot envelope, in order for the ballot to be counted, be sure to:
    • Seal the ballot envelope
    • Sign the ballot envelope to affirm the voter oath on the envelope
    • Include one of the following REQUIRED identification information:
      • Last four (4) digits of voter’s social security number
      • Delaware Driver’s License number
      • Delaware State ID number


    Vote by Mail Application