The First State

Liberty and Independence


Delaware is Joe Biden’s home state, in which Donald J. Trump and Joe Biden received an almost equal number of machine votes on election day; Biden receiving 168,371 and Trump receiving 168,579. Absentee votes made the difference in Delaware; Biden received 127,897 while Trump received only 32,024. Overall 509,241 ballots were cast in the 2020 election, putting overall state turnout at about 70%. Joe Biden won Delaware’s 3 electoral votes with 58.7% of the popular vote. Delaware has consistently voted for Democrat presidential candidates since 1992.

Delaware has a bicameral legislature with 21 senators and 41 representatives. Democrats have held the majority in both chambers since 2009. Governor John Carney (D) is not eligible for re-election in 2022, due to term limit restrictions.

Election Integrity

In the wake of the 2020 elections and resulting lack of confidence in the outcome, state legislatures across the country reviewed their election laws and proposed and/or enacted certain modifications to existing law. While our country remains bitterly divided, a battle is taking place as to whether these laws suppress the vote or expand access to the ballot box. Many believe claims of voter suppression from the Left are part of a larger effort to federalize our elections. But the U.S. Constitution grants state legislatures authority to establish state election laws.

Learn more about state election law reforms and decide for yourself. Do you want bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. controlling local elections or do you want your state lawmakers to write laws that meet your state’s unique characteristics?

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


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

Legislative Ratings

The American Conservative Union Foundation rates all members of the legislature to track how they vote on key legislation. A high rating reflects a more conservative voting record.

Delaware averages a 37% rating, reflecting its left leaning position. Visit their ratings page to learn more about individual voting and why ACU opposed or supported the legislation.