Delaware will elect a U.S. Senator and a Governor in 2012.
Presidential Primary registration deadline – March 30, 2012
Presidential Primary – April 24, 2012
Primary registration deadline – August 18, 2012
State Primary date – September 11, 2012
General Election registration deadline – October 13, 2012
Election information phone number – 302-739-4277
State election website –
In person – Voters may vote early in
person if they have a valid excuse. Reasons for early in-person voting
include: illness or disability; work prevents you from going to the polls on
election day; you will be on vacation on election day; or religious tenets
prevent you from going to the polls on election day.
For date and time information for early in-person voting,
voters should contact their local County Department of Elections. Early
voting ends at noon on the Monday before the election.
Early in-person voting – September 22 to November
By mail – Voters may vote early by mail
if they have a valid excuse (see “In person” voting above for valid
excuses). To vote absentee/by mail, voters must submit an Affidavit for
Absentee Voting. Absentee ballots will be mailed out usually 35 days prior
to a Primary Election and 45 days prior to a General Election.
All absentee ballots must be received no later than the
close of polls on election day.
Absentee voting by mail – Begins September 22