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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.

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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.

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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