2014-09-09T00:00:00.000 State Primary 2014-11-04T05:00:00.000 2014-08-25T00:00:00.000 State Primary Registration 2014-10-20T00:00:00.000 General Election Registration 2014-09-05T00:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Request 2014-10-31T00:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Request 2014-09-09T20:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Return 2014-11-04T20:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Return How can I register to vote as a military or overseas voter? Fill out and return the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to your local election office. This form allows you to register to vote and identifies you as a voter covered by UOCAVA (Federal law providing special protections). If you would like to become a permanent UOCAVA voter, write *"I want to be a permanent absentee voter"* in Block 9 of your FPCA. Permanent absentee voters do not have to send a new FPCA unless they change their name, address or email address. What is my voting residence? The place you consider your true, fixed and permanent home. How often must I submit my FPCA? In the year of each general election, and whenever your name, address and/or contact information changes. Do I need to claim a political party to vote primary elections? Yes. You must be a registered member of a political party to vote in that party's primary election. You can vote in a general election regardless of your party affiliation. If I am currently registered to vote, how may I request an absentee ballot? Fill out and return an FPCA to your local election office. How can I submit my FPCA? You may submit your FPCA by mail, email or fax directly to your local election official. Addresses can be found at the end of this section. How can I return my voted ballot or Federal Write-In Ballot (FWAB)? You may submit your voted ballot or FWAB by mail, email, or fax. What must I do to use the FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections? If you have registered to vote and have not received your absentee ballot, you may use the FWAB to vote any time before an election. If you are using the FWAB to register it must be received by the registration deadline. The FWAB may be used to vote in Federal, State and local elections. I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I register to vote in this State? Yes, for Federal offices in the Delaware county where a parent would be eligible to register and vote. Will I need a notary or witness for my FPCA or FWAB? No. Where can I find information about the candidates and/or other items that will be on my ballot? Please visit [ http://electionsncc.delaware.gov/absentee_de/de_uocava.shtml] (http://electionsncc.delaware.gov/absentee_de/de_uocava.shtml). County 302-739-4515 absenteekc@state.de.us Kent PO Box 699 Dover DE 19903-0699 County 302-577-6545 absentee@state.de.us New Castle PO Box 7079 Wilmington DE 19803-0079 County 302-856-5082 absenteesc@state.de.us Sussex PO Box 457 Georgetown DE 19947-0457 The Federal Post Card Application registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all Federal, State and local elections held through the next regularly scheduled general election. Select the category that describes you. 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 your local election official. There are two periods during which you may not change your political party affiliation: from 59 days before a 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 you are only requesting an absentee ballot for a general election. Name (Last, First, Middle) Your sex and race are not required.Your date of birth is required.<br/><br/>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. Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required. 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. 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. Complete address where you want your ballot sent, usually where you live now. If you want your ballot set to another or forwarding address, put that address in Block 9. In addition to mailing a regular ballot, Delaware provides a Special Write-In Absentee Ballot (SWAB) up to 90 days before the general election to any voter unable to vote in the regular absentee voting process due to the requirements of military service or other contingencies. This ballot allows you to vote for local, State and Federal offices. To request it, write in Block 9: *"I am unable to vote by regular absentee ballot or in person due to requirements of military service. I request a special write-in ballot."* If you want your ballot sent to another or forwarding address, put that address in this block. If you want to become a permanent absentee voter so you do not have to send in an FPCA in every general election year, write *"I want to be a permanent absentee voter"* in this block. Provide any information that may assist the county elections official in accepting this application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. Delaware allows you to submit the FPCA by mail, email, or fax. If you choose to mail your FPCA, mail the form directly to your local election office. Addresses can be found at the end of this section. If you choose to email your FPCA, send the form as a signed, scanned attachment. Email directly to your county elections department. Email addresses can be found at the end of this section. To find out the status of your registration/absentee ballot request, contact your local election office by phone, email or fax or refer to the State of Delaware's voter portal at [http://electionsncc.delaware.gov/absentee_de/de_uocava.shtml] (http://electionsncc.delaware.gov/absentee_de/de_uocava.shtml). Your jurisdiction will contact you regarding the status of your application. If you choose to fax your FPCA, it is recommended that you fax the form directly to your local election official. Fax numbers can be found at the end of this section or at [http://electionsncc.delaware.gov/absentee_de/de_uocava.shtml] (http://electionsncc.delaware.gov/absentee_de/de_uocava.shtml). You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax your FPCA toll-free. To use the Electronic Transmission Service, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or at [FVAP.gov] (http://www.fvap.gov), and fax to: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International toll-free numbers can be found on the inside back cover or at [FVAP.gov] (http://www.fvap.gov). You may request a ballot or change your mailing address by calling, faxing or emailing your county elections official. Phone numbers, fax numbers or email addresses can be found at [https://votedelaware.elections.delaware.gov] (https://votedelaware.elections.delaware.gov). A U.S. citizen who was born abroad and has never lived in the U.S. may register and vote in the Delaware county where a parent would be eligible to register and vote (for Federal offices only). Delaware allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for registration and voting in primary, special and general elections for Federal, State and local offices and non-candidate ballot issues. If using the FWAB to register note the registration date provided above. If you are already registered and have requested your ballot feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election. Delaware allows you to use this form for registration. Select the category that describes you. Name (Last, First, Middle) Your sex and race are not required.Your date of birth is required.<br/><br/>Enter your valid Delaware Driver's License number, your complete Social Security number OR your State voter registration number. Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required. If you are using this form to register and wish to vote in primary elections, you must enter your political party affiliation. If you want to change your political party affiliation, submit a completed Federal Post Card Application (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 a 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. 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. Enter your current mailing address. Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this ballot or application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. Vote for any Federal, State or local office in any election. To identify the races and candidates for which you may vote, find your sample ballot at the State of Delaware's voter portal at [http://electionsncc.delaware.gov/absentee_de/de_uocava.shtml] (http://electionsncc.delaware.gov/absentee_de/de_uocava.shtml). If voting in a primary election, you must write in the name of a candidate. Once the ballot is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal it. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope. If using the FWAB simultaneously as a registration form and voted ballot, it must be received by the local election office by the registration deadline. If using the FWAB as a voted ballot only, it must be received by the local election office by 8 pm ET, the day of the election. If you receive the regular ballot after submitting the voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the State ballot. If both ballots are received by the deadline, only the State ballot will be counted. Delaware allows you to submit the FWAB by mail, email or fax. To mail, insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB directly to your local election official. If you choose to email your FWAB, you should send it as a signed, scanned attachment. Include ballot, voter affirmation and cover sheet with signed secrecy waiver. Email directly to your local election office. Email addresses can be found at the end of this section. If you choose to fax your FWAB, fax it directly to your local election official. Fax numbers for election officials can be found at the end of this section. Include ballot, voter affirmation, and cover sheet with signed secrecy waiver. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax your FWAB toll-free. To use the Electronic Transmission Service, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or at [FVAP.gov] (http://www.fvap.gov), and fax to: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International toll-free numbers can be found on the inside back cover or at [FVAP.gov] (http://www.fvap.gov). >***Voted ballots must be received by your local election office no later than 8 pm on Election Day.*** Delaware allows you to return the voted ballot by mail, email or fax in accordance with the instructions sent with the ballot. No witness or notary is required on voted ballots. Overseas Uniformed Service members should request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DOD applied to their ballot materials at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). This label provides free express mail service to your local election official for voted ballots mailed on or before the general election date. You retain a portion of the label for tracking your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service. You may track the status of your ballot at [http://electionsncc.delaware.gov/absentee_de/de_uocava.shtml] (http://electionsncc.delaware.gov/absentee_de/de_uocava.shtml).