Voter ID in Delaware


What is your plan for voting?

Voter ID rules are different based on how you decide to cast your ballot.



Voting Remotely

You can vote using an absentee ballot if:

  • You are a registered voter in Delaware
  • You can’t go to your polling place for a valid reason, including being sick or having a physical disability.

You will need to apply to receive your absentee ballot. You can request your ballot online, in person at your local election office, or send a completed application by mail, email, or fax.

Voters with disabilities or illness can also request to vote and return their ballot electronically.

You do not need to include a copy of your ID with your application or when you return your completed ballot.


Voting in Person

Delaware asks you to show an acceptable ID when voting in person. If you don’t an ID that works, you can still vote a regular ballot if you sign a form affirming your identity.

You can use one or more of these documents to confirm your identity and address: 

  • Unexpired Delaware driver’s license or ID
  • Military ID card
  • Unexpired photo ID issued by US government or Delaware
  • Unexpired photo ID issued by your employer, high school, or higher education institution
  • Current utility bill, bank statement, credit card statement, paycheck or pay advice, or another type of bill or statement
  • Lease or sales agreement
  • Any other documentation that is commonly accepted as proof of identity or address

You can also vote if most of the election officers at the polling place can confirm that they recognize you and know your identity and address.



Page Updated: August 2023