Voting Information

Sussex County Department of Elections
Phone: (302) 856-5367
Email: votesc@delaware.gov

Important Dates:

November 7, 2018
The Department of Elections Offices begin to accept applications for absentee ballots for the 2020 Primary and General Elections from uniformed services members and citizens living outside the U.S.
January 1, 2020 Department of Elections County Offices begin to accept applications for absentee ballots for the 2020 Presidential Primary, State Primary, and General Elections.
February 28, 2020 Deadline to change political party affiliation before the April 28, 2020 Presidential Primary Election.
April 4, 2020 Deadline to register to vote before the April 28, 2020 Presidential Primary election.
April 13, 2020 Deadline for uniformed service members and citizens living outside the United States to register to vote before the April 28, 2020 Presidential Primary Election.
April 24, 2020 Deadline for the Department of Elections County Offices to mail absentee ballots for the April 28, 2020 Presidential Primary Election.
April 27, 2020 Deadline for the Department of Elections County Offices to issue absentee ballots for the April 28, 2020 Presidential Primary Election.
April 28, 2020 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION
Polls open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Only registered voters from participating parties may vote.
April 28, 2020
at 8 p.m.
Deadline for voters to return voted absentee ballots for the April 28, 2020 Presidential Primary Election to the Department of Elections County Office of the county in which the voter resides.
April 29, 2020 through May 29, 2020 Registered voters may change political party affiliation during this period..
April 30, 2020
by 8:00 p.m.
Deadline for State Board of Elections to convene to examine disputes related to April 28, 2020 Presidential Primary Election. (Any protests or objections must be filed by this time)
May 1, 2020
at 10 a.m. (Sussex)
Department of Elections certifies the results of the April 28, 2020 Presidential Primary election in the County Office for the respective county.
May 29, 2020 Deadline to change political party affiliation before the State Primary Election.
July 13 to July 16, 2020 National Democratic Convention - Milwaukee, WI
August 22, 2020 Deadline for unregistered citizens to register to vote before the September 15, 2020 Primary Election.
August 24 to August 27, 2020 National Republican Convention - Charlotte, NC
August 31, 2020 Deadline for unregistered uniformed service members and citizens living outside the U.S. to register to vote before the September 15, 2020 Primary Election.
September 11, 2020 Deadline for the Department of Elections County Offices to mail absentee ballots for the September 15, 2020 Primary Election.
September 14, 2020
at 12 noon
Deadline for the Department of Elections County Offices to issue absentee ballots for the September 15, 2020 Primary Election.
September 15, 2020 PRIMARY ELECTION
Polls open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Only registered voters from participating parties may vote.
September 15, 2020
at 8 p.m.
Deadline for voters to return voted absentee ballots for the September 15, 2020 Primary Election to the Department of Elections County Office of the county in which the voter resides.
September 16, 2020 through May 30, 2022 Registered voters may change their Political Party affiliation.
September 17, 2020
by 8 p.m.
Deadline for State Board of Elections to convene to examine disputes related to September 15, 2020 Primary Election. (Any protests or objections must be filed by this time.).
September 18, 2020
at 10 a.m. (Sussex)
Certification of the Primary Election by the Department of Elections.
September 28, 2020
at 4:30 p.m.
Deadline for people to file a Write-In Candidate Declaration Form for Statewide Offices with the State Election Commissioner and for all other offices with the respective County Office in which the election is to be held.
October 10, 2020 Deadline for unregistered citizens to register to vote before the November 3, 2020 General Election.
October 19, 2020 Deadline for unregistered uniformed services members and citizens living outside the U.S. to register to vote before the November 3, 2020 General Election.
October 30, 2020 Deadline for the Department of Elections Offices to mail absentee ballots for the November 3, 2020 General Election.
November 2, 2020
at 12 noon
Deadline for the Department of Elections Offices to issue absentee ballots for the November 3, 2020 General Election.
November 3, 2020 GENERAL ELECTION
Polls open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
November 3, 2020
at 8 p.m.
Deadline for voters to return voted absentee ballots for the November 3, 2020 General Election to the Department of Elections Office of the county in which the voter resides.
November 5, 2020
at 10 a.m.
Board of Canvass meets in Superior Court to certify the results of the November 3, 2020 General Election.


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