THE VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS RAPIDLY APPROACHING

Posted on 10-14-2022

THE VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS RAPIDLY APPROACHING

  Due to a ruling by the Delaware Supreme Court, same-day registration is no longer available for the 2022 General Election.   THE VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THE NOVEMBER 8TH GENERAL ELECTION IS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2022. If you do not register to vote by October 15, you may not be able to cast your ballot.

  Check your registration status online at www.ivote.de.gov .  

SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN UNCONSTITUTIONAL VOTE-BY-MAIL LAW  
On October 7th, the Delaware Supreme Court ruled that the Delaware statute authorizing vote-by-mail in the General Election violates the Delaware Constitution.   However, absentee voting is unaffected.   The Department of Elections will be sending a letter to everyone that had already requested a vote-by-mail ballot, indicating that vote-by-mail is not an option.  The letter will include an application for an absentee ballot.  Absentee voting allows citizens to vote by mail, but only for specific qualifying reasons, such as an inability to get to the polls due to a work conflict, vacation, or physical impairment.  
Overall, citizens have three options for voting in November’s General Elections:  
I. VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT (if eligible) Absentee voting information and eligibility can be found on the department’s website at https://de.gov/absenteevoting or by contacting the department. You may also request an absentee ballot online at https://ivote.de.gov.   II. IN-PERSON EARLY VOTING PRIOR TO ELECTION DAY (November 8, 2022) at an Early Voting location in your county of residence. In-person early voting is available October 28, 2022 through November 6, 2022. Early voting locations and the voting times for these locations are listed on the department’s website at https://de.gov/evsites or can be obtained by contacting the department.   III. IN-PERSON VOTING AT YOUR ASSIGNED POLLING PLACE ON ELECTION DAY (November 8, 2022). Your polling place is printed on your polling place card. You can also find your polling place by visiting https://ivote.de.gov, https://gis.elections.delaware.gov/, or by contacting the department.