Public Allowed Limited Access to Legislative Hall

Posted on 06-10-2021

Today marks the second day that Legislative Hall has been opened to the public in a limited capacity.
  • 25 seats in the House gallery and 25 seats in the Senate gallery (50 seats total) will be made available to members of the public each session day.
  •  Members of the public will be able to reserve seats on the Delaware General Assembly website.
  • The House and Senate will use separate online sign-up forms.
  • The sign-up forms will be available starting at 5 p.m. the evening before each session day.
  • Members of the public will be required to provide their full name and email address to reserve a seat. Confirmation of a seat reservation will be emailed using the address provided.
  • Sign-up opportunities will close once all available seats have been reserved or 10 a.m. the following morning, whichever comes first.
  • Capitol Police will be provided with the names of individuals who have reserved a seat in each chamber.
  • Members of the public will not be able to sign up more than once each day. Individuals will be limited to once seat per person per day. No seating will be available to anyone who arrives at Legislative Hall without a reservation.
  • Doors to Legislative Hall will open 30 minutes before each chamber convenes session on a given day. Attendees will be directed up the main staircase (or to the nearest elevator) and to their respective gallery. They will be asked to leave once session is completed.
  • Members of the public must wear masks at all times while in Legislative Hall, as with all other state government buildings.
  • In order to accommodate as many Delawareans as possible, members of the public are encouraged to sign up to observe only one chamber each day.
If you wish to attend a session day in person, be sure to visit and click the registration link on the home page.