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Delaware’s school board elections are on Tuesday, May 14. Pledge to vote.

2024 School Board Elections Voter Information

Your community, your voice.

​Voting is the foundation of our democracy, and schools are the heart of our communities. Our public education system is directly connected to public health, incarceration rates, employment, economic success, and more. Regardless of whether you have kids in school now, voting in your local school board election is one of the best ways to support your community.

This year, Delaware’s school board elections are Tuesday, May 14.

Polls are open from 7 a.m to 8 p.m.

Scroll for important voter information, dates and deadlines, candidate questionnaires, key issues, and more.

School Board Elections

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Who is Eligible to Vote?

How Do I Know If I’m Eligible to Vote?

To be eligible to vote in Delaware’s school board elections you must:

  • A citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of Delaware;
  • A resident of the school district for which the election is being conducted; and
  • Be 18 years of age on or before the day of the election.

You do not have to be registered to vote in order to vote in Delaware’s school board elections.

If you have a felony conviction you still may be able to vote. Click here to see if you are eligible.

How to Find Your School Board District

To find the school district you’re voting in, enter your address in the Delaware Elections District Look Up Tool website

Election Dates and Deadlines

Election Day

Tuesday, May 14, Polls are open from 7 a.m to 8 p.m.

Voter Registration Deadline

You do not need to be registered to vote in Delaware’s school board election. You must be an eligible voter.

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline (mailed)

Friday, May 10, 12 p.m.

Ways You Can Vote

To help you plan on how to cast your ballot, below are the options Delaware voters have.

Absentee Voting

To vote absentee you must qualify for one of the reasons listed on the Department of Elections website. View the full list at elections.delaware.gov.

 

Request a Ballot

Permanent absentee voters must still apply to vote absentee for special elections. You can request an absentee ballot by:

You must request an absentee ballot before 12 p.m on Friday, May 10 to receive your ballot by mail. The Department of Elections may issue absentee ballots until noon on Monday, May 13.

Return your ballot

Your ballot must be received by the Department of Elections office for your county by 8 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, May 14. You can return your ballot by:

Note: You can review the status of your absentee ballot at ivote.de.gov.

Election Day

All eligible Delaware voters can cast their ballot in person on Election Day – Tuesday, May 14. Polls are open from 7 a.m to 8 p.m

To find the designated polling places in your school district, visit gis.elections.delaware.gov. You may vote at any designated polling place in your school district.

What to bring

Delaware does not have a photo identification law. When you arrive at the polling place, you will be asked to show identification.

Voters can show one of the following forms of ID:

  • State-issued photo ID
  • Utility bill
  • Paycheck
  • Any government document with the voter’s name and address

If your name is on the poll list and you do not have identification with you, you may sign an affidavit affirming your identity.

If your name is not on the poll list, the Election Officer will contact the Department of Elections to confirm your registration and determine your correct polling place. If your address has changed, the Election Officer will direct you to the correct polling place where you may update your records and vote.

Polling Places
Appoquinimink
  • Bunker Hill Elementary School: 1070 Bunker Hill Rd, Middletown 19709
  • Cedar Lane Elementary School: 1259 Cedar Lane Rd, Middletown 19709
  • Loss Elementary School: 200 Brennan Blvd, Bear 19701
  • Marion Proffitt Training Ctr: 118 S Sixth St, Odessa 19730
  • Middletown High School: 120 Silver Lake Rd, Middletown 19709
  • Old State Elementary School: 580 Tony Marchio Dr, Townsend 19734
  • Townsend Elementary School: 126 Main St, Townsend 19734
Christina
  • Brader Elementary School: 350 Four Seasons Pkwy, Newark 19702
  • Christiana High School: 190 Salem Church Rd, Newark 19713
  • Downes Elementary School: 220 Casho Mill Rd, Newark 19711
  • Keene Elementary School: 200 Cpl Stephen J Ballard Way, Newark 19702
  • Maclary Elementary School: 300 St Regis Dr, Newark 19711
  • Marshall Elementary School: 101 Barrett Run Dr, Newark 19702
  • Mcvey Elementary School: 908 Janice Dr, Newark 19713
  • Newark High School: 750 E Delaware Ave, Newark 19711
  • Pulaski Elementary School: 1300 Cedar St, Wilmington 19805
  • Shue-Medill Middle School: 1500 Capitol Trl, Newark 19711
  • The Bancroft School: 700 N Lombard St, Wilmington 19801
  • Wilson Elementary School: 14 Forge Rd, Newark 19711
Colonial
  • Castle Hills Elementary School: 502 Moores Ln, New Castle 19720
  • Eisenberg Elementary School: 27 Landers Ln, New Castle 19720
  • Kingswood Community Center: 2300 Bowers St, Wilmington 19802
  • Mccullough Middle School: 20 Chase Ave, New Castle 19720
  • Pleasantville Elementary School: 16 Pleasant Pl, New Castle 19720
  • Southern Elementary School: 795 Cox Neck Rd, New Castle 19720
  • Wilbur Elementary School: 4050 Wrangle Hill Rd, Bear 19701
  • William Penn High School: 713 E Basin Rd, New Castle 19720
Red Clay
  • Activity Center At Hockessin Pal: 7259 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin 19707
  • A I Dupont High School: 50 Hillside Rd, Wilmington 19807
  • Baltz Elementary School: 1500 Spruce Ave, Wilmington 19805
  • Cab Calloway School Of Arts: 100 N Dupont Rd, Wilmington 19807
  • Dickinson High School: 1801 Milltown Rd, Wilmington 19808
  • Forest Oak Elementary School: 55 S Meadowood Dr, Newark 19711
  • Joseph E Johnson School: 2100 Gilpin Ave, Wilmington 19806
  • Marbrook Elementary School: 2101 Centerville Rd, Wilmington 19808
  • Mckean High School: 301 Mckennans Church Rd, Wilmington 19808
  • North Star Elementary School: 1340 Little Baltimore Rd, Hockessin 19707
  • Warner Elementary School: 801 W 18th St, Wilmington 19802
Lake Forest
  • Frederica Fire Hall: 6 Front St., Frederica
  • Lake Forest North Elementary School: 319 E. Main St., Felton
  • Lake Forest South Elementary School: 301 Dorman St., Harrington
  • Lake Forest High School: 5407 Killens Pond Rd., Felton
Woodbridge
  • Woodbridge Middle School: 307 S. Laws St., Bridgeville, DE 19933
  • Woodbridge Early Childhood Education Center: 400 Governors Ave., Greenwood, DE 19950
Delmar
  • 3C USA Church: 38238 Old Stage Rd., Delmar, DE 19940
  • Delmar High School: 200 N 8th St., Delmar, DE 19940
Unlisted
  • Smyrna
  • Ceasar Rodney
  • Capital
  • Milford
  • Cape Henlopen
  • Laurel
  • Seaford
Election Districts
  • Appoquinimink (At-Large)
  • Christina (Nominating District D)
  • Colonial (Nominating District G)
  • Red Clay (Nominating District E)
  • Lake Forest (At-Large)
  • Delmar (At-Large)
  • Woodbridge (At-Large)
Helpful tips
  • If the polls close while you’re still in line, stay in line – you have the right to vote.
  • If you make a mistake on your ballot, ask for a new one.
  • If the machines are down at your polling place, ask for a paper ballot

School Board Elections are Tuesday, May 14!

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