> Request Registration/Absentee Ballot > Delaware
The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and
requests absentee ballots for all Federal elections held
through the next regularly scheduled general election.
You may be already registered to vote. To check, go to Delaware's voter registration verification website. Even if you are registered to vote, you still need to complete the form to receive an absentee ballot. You may not need to fill out this entire form. Check out the instructions below to see what information your State requires.
Open Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Request
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Only the following blocks are required:
Block 1: Select the category that describes you.
Block 2: To vote in primary elections, you must enter your
political party affiliation. If you want to change your
political party affiliation, submit a completed FPCA
indicating your new party preference to the local election
official. There are two periods during which you may not
change your political party affiliation: from 59 days before
the Presidential Primary through the day of the Presidential
primary, and from the last Saturday in May in the year of
the general election through the day of the primary election.
Political party affiliation is not required if only requesting
absentee ballots for general elections.
Block 3: Name (Last, First, Middle)
Block 4: Date of Birth
Your valid Delaware Driver's License number OR your
complete Social Security number is required for voter
registration. If you do not possess either of these
identification numbers, the State shall assign a number that
will serve to identify you for voter registration purposes.
Block 5: Recommended but not required. Provide your
contact information to allow your local election official to
follow up if more information is required.
Block 6: Delaware allows you to receive the blank ballot by
mail, email or fax. Check how you would like to receive
your absentee ballot. Provide your email address or fax
number in Block 5. If you do not make a selection, then
your local election official will mail your ballot to you.
Block 7: Complete street address of your Delaware voting
residence. A post office box is not sufficient. If your
address includes a rural route, describe its location in Block
9. This address must be within the county where you claim
legal voting residence.
Block 8: Complete address where you want your ballot
sent, usually where you live now.
Block 9: Provide any information that may assist the local election
official in accepting this application.
Affirmation:Sign and date. No witness or notary required.
You must mail your Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Request to your local election official. Find your county or city in the list below to locate your election official.
Open Election Official Address List
Don't know your county? Go to the county finder.
Don't know your zip code? Go to the United States Postal Service website.
Optional: You may be able to use the Postage-Paid Envelope Template.
Open Postage-Paid Envelope Template
The postage paid envelope may be used if mailed in the U.S. Postal System, which includes all U.S. Military post offices (APO/FPO) overseas or through the diplomatic pouch available at U.S. embassies/consulates. Affix appropriate postage if using international mail. Template must be printed on a number 10 or larger envelope.
If you choose to fax, it is recommended that you fax the form directly to your local election official Fax numbers can be found on Delaware State Election website. You may also use our toll-free fax service:
Inside the U.S.? Fax to:1-800-368-8683(703) 588-2148 DSN 425-2148
Outside the U.S.? Show me a list of toll-free fax numbers.
If you choose to email, email the signed, scanned form directly to your local election official. Email addresses can be found on Delaware State Election website. You may also use our Electronic Transmission Service by sending the form as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Fax/Email Coversheet
More Information on Delaware's Absentee Voting Guidelines
Delaware State Election website
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Q: When mailing a Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Request form to my State, do I have to pay postage?
Q: What is a postmark and how do I make sure I get one?
Q: When is the best time to apply for an absentee ballot?
Q: Must I submit a separate application for each election?
Last updated: 09.19.2013