Delaware Election Law

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Voter Registration

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
MethodBy mail, by phone, online, or in person. No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
DeadlineTwenty-four (24) days before the election. No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
AutomaticNoNo Change SB5

PASSED


Creates automatic voter registration at the DMV.
Same DayNot allowedNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Absentee Ballot Application

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ExcuseWork, school, absent, or ill.COVID considered a valid excuse to receive an absentee ballot. No Legislative Activity
AutomaticNo HB346

PASSED


Vote-by-mail applications sent to all registered voters.
No Legislative Activity
DeadlineMust be received by election day. No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Valid for X# of CyclesVoters may elect to be put on indefinite cycle list. No ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Absentee Ballot Return (other than by mail)

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Voter ID- Required
- Affidavit option available
No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
In PersonNot availableNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Drop BoxNot mentioned in statutesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Return DeadlineBy end of election dayNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Ballot Harvesting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ProhibitedNot mentionedNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Limited 3rd PartyNot mentionedNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Paid Political OperativesNot mentioned No ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Early Voting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
By MailYesNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
In PersonNoNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Voter Identification - Absentee Ballot

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Signature VerificationYesNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Witness StatementNo No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Other---
Cure ProcessNo cure periodNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Voter Identification - In Person

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Photo IDID, Passport, or Social Security CardNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Other Options---
Provisional BallotsNot providedNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Voting Day

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Hours7:00 AM to 8:00 PMNo ChangeNo Legislative Movement
Wait TimeNot mentionedNo ChangeNo Legislative Movement
Electioneering50 feetNo ChangeNo Legislative Movement
Other---

Voter Rolls

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Update FrequencyUpdated ConinuouslyNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Voter RemovalDeath, moving.No ChangeNo Legislative Activity