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Thursday, December 21

Delaware’s 37th Representative District Special Election

Delaware’s 37th Representative District (RD 37) will hold a Special Election on Thursday, December 21 to fill a vacant seat in the Delaware House of Representatives. RD 37 encompasses areas of Georgetown in Sussex County.

Voter Eligibility

To be eligible to vote in the RD 37 Special Election, you must be:

  • A registered Delaware voter
  • A resident of RD 37
  • 18 years of age on or before Special Election Day

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

Voter Registration Deadlines

The last day to register to vote in the RD 37 Special Election is Monday, December 11.

Ways You Can Vote

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

Early Voting

For the RD 37 Special Election, early voting will begin on Friday, December 8, and run until Tuesday, December 19. There will be NO early voting on Saturday, December 9, Sunday, December 10, or Wednesday, December 20.

 

Early voting location and hours

Early voting is available on:

  • December 8, 11, 12, 13, and 14 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m, and
  • December 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Early voting will take place at the Department of Elections, Georgetown Warehouse, 542 South Bedford Street, Georgetown, DE 19947.

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 must bring 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.

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:

  1. Visiting ivote.de.gov
  2. Downloading and returning the absentee ballot request form.
  3. Call or Email the Department of Elections and request an application
  4. Picking up an application at the Department of Elections Sussex County office.

You must request an absentee ballot before noon on Friday, December 16 to receive your ballot by mail. The Department of Elections may issue absentee ballots until noon on Wednesday, December 20.

Returning Your Absentee Ballot

Your ballot must be received by the Department of Elections office for your county by 8 p.m. on Election Day, Thursday, December 21. You can return your ballot by:

  1. Placing the ballot in the U.S. Mail
  2. Dropping off the ballot at the Department of Elections Sussex County office

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

Voting In-Person on Election Day

All eligible Delaware voters can cast their ballot in person on Election Day – Thursday, December 21. Polls are open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

To find your polling places in your district, visit ivote.de.gov. You must vote at your designated polling place.

 

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 must bring 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.

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