Delaware School Board Elections will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Voting will be between 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. To vote you must be at least 18, a citizen and a resident in the school district holding the election. Advance registration is not necessary. A listing of Susssex County public school with links to the district websites can be found here. March 1st is the last day to file as a candidate. To date, Cape Henlopen district will have 3 contested races. Visit the VOTE411.org site mid-March to find out who is running in your school district and learn more about the candidates and their positions that relate to your district.
Register to Vote
Are you registered to vote? Do you want to change your party, your address, your name? Go to iVote.DE.gov to register online or to find out how to change personal information, how to vote by absentee ballot, what to do if you are overseas in the military, etc. You can also register to vote via mail by printing and completing this form and returning it according to the instructions. The form can also be requested by calling the Department of Elections Sussex County Office at 302-856-5361. Voter registration can be completed in person at 119 N. Race St, P.O. Box 457, Georgetown, DE 19947. Or you may register at any of these agencies if you have other business there: Division of Motor Vehicles, Department of Health & Social Services, and the Department of Labor.
The League of Women Voters developed VOTE411, a fair and impartial (politically neutral) source of election information. Vote411 is provided as a free public service to the voters of Delaware and around the country. Normally this online tool is available during midterm and presidential election years, a few months prior to those elections. This year, however, the League of Women Voters of Delaware will be using VOTE411 to provide information about candidates for local school boards. That information will be available in late March. Please refer to information on school board elections at the top of this page.
Visit www.VOTE411.org prior to each election to see a sample ballot for your location, compare the viewpoints of the candidates for those races, and text or email yourself your candidate selections for later reference. The website also offers links to general election information for the state of Delaware, such as election dates, registration deadlines, and polling places.
Voting in Municipal and School District Elections
Town and city charters determine voter qualifications for municipal elections. Some allow property owners who are not full-time residents to serve on the local council or commission. Most municipal elections are held separately from general elections in the state. To vote in city or town elections you must register with the local jurisdiction. The Directory of Delaware Municipal Officials provides links to websites of 25 incorporated local governments in Sussex County, each with its own local mayor and council or commission. You can find contact information there. To vote in city elections that are placed on the state general election ballot a person must be registered with the state before voting.
School board elections are held in May. Please refer to the information on upcoming school board elections at the top of this page. To vote in school board elections a person must be a citizen and a resident in the school district holding the election and be at least 18 years of age. Advance registration is not necessary. Contact your local school board for more information. A listing of Susssex County public school with links to the district websites can be found here.