Presidential Primary changed to June 2, 2020

Wilmington. Governor Carney changed the Presidential Primary to June 2, 2020 in his 6th update to the State of Emergency.  The change caused changes in two deadlines.

  1. The  deadline to change party affiliation changed April 3, 2020.
  2. The  deadline to register to vote changed to May 8, 2020.

The Governor also ordered that citizens who want to vote by absentee ballot due to COVID-19 can use the “sick or or temporarily or permanently physically disabled” reason when requesting a ballot.

Persons can request an absentee ballot online at They can also download the Absentee Form, complete it and return it by email, FAX or mail to the Department of Elections Office for their County.



February 28th is deadline to change political party affiliation before Presidential Primary

Wilmington DE – The deadline to change your political party affiliation before the Presidential Primary is Friday, February 28, 2020.

You must be registered as a Democrat or a Republican in your party’s Presidential Primary. The deadline to change political party affiliation before the 2020 Presidential Primary is Friday, February 28, 2020.

Registered voters can change their party affiliation online via Delaware’s voter portal, at any Department of Elections office, or by completing an application and returning it to the elections office in their county by mail.

Eligible citizens not-registered to vote in Delaware who want to vote in Delaware’s Presidential Primary have until April 4th to register.

For more information contact any of the following:

  • Office of the State Election Commissioner: 302.739.4277, or by email
  • Kent County Office: 302.739.4498, or by email
  • New Castle County Office: 302.577.3464, or by email
  • Sussex County Office: 302.856.5367, or by email

Party affiliation change deadline approaching

Wilmington –  The deadline for a person to change their party affiliation before Delaware’s 2018 Primary Election is Friday, May 25, 2018.  You must be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in a primary. Democrats vote in a Democratic Primary and Republicans vote in a  Republican Primary. Delaware does not permit persons registered as unaffiliated or with another party to vote in a Primary Election.

You can change your party affiliation –

♦ On-line at (available 24/7).

♦ Any business day at a Department of Elections office until 4:30 p.m.

♦ By returning a completed application to one of the State’s Election offices.

Department Offices:

♦ State Election Commissioner – 905 S. Governors Ave Suite 170, Dover DE 19904, Phone: (302) 739-4277.

♦ Kent County Office – 100 Enterprise Pl Ste 5, Dover DE 19904, Phone: (302) 739-4498.

♦ New Castle County Office – Carvel State Office Building, 820 North French St Suite 400, Wilmington DE 19801, Phone: (302) 577-3464 .

♦ Sussex County Office – 119 N. Race St, Georgetown DE 19947, Phone: (302) 856-5367.