Voting

 

Register to Vote

iVOTE.DE.GOVAre 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.

collage of pictures takes on National Voter Registration Day

 

Voting Information    

The League of Women Voters developed VOTE411, a fair and impartial (politically neutral) source of election information. This online tool is available during midterm and presidental election years, a few months prior to those elections.  Vote411 is provided as a free public service to the voters of Delaware and around the country. 

Vote411.orgOn Vote41.org,  you can create your personalized voters' guide by entering your address to find everything you need to vote! With your personalized guide, you will:

  • see everything that will be on your ballot,
  • compare candidates' positions side-by-side,
  • print out a personalized ballot with your choices to take with you on Election Day.

 

Delaware Election Calendar

The 2018 Delaware Election Calendar lists important dates and deadlines concerning the election process.  The information is relevant to both candidates and the general public.  Click here to access the calendar.   

  

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 Delaware League of Local Governments 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.  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.