DELAWARE Voter ID Information

Registered Delaware voters must show ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may sign an affidavit and vote a regular ballot.

VoteRiders provides free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID questions including how to renew your expired ID and how to obtain necessary documents needed to secure your ID, such as birth and marriage certificates. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.


ID may include one of the following:

• DE Driver’s License or State ID
• U. S. Passport
• Signed Polling Place* or Social Security Card
• Signed vehicle registration
• Signed credit card with photo
• A similar document that identifies the person by photo or signature

* If your Polling Place Card is not current, you must show proof of address

If none of above IDs, sign affidavit of affirmation that you are the person listed on election district record

First-time voters

When you register to vote or vote for the first time in a federal election in your state, you must prove who you are:
  • If you register to vote in person, you must show a driver’s license, state ID, or provide the last 4 digits of your social security number (SSN), if you have one.
  • If you registered by mail and did not include your state’s driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of your SSN, you must show an acceptable form of ID (see below) at your polling place.
  • If you apply for an absentee/vote by mail ballot and did not include your state’s driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of your SSN when you registered by mail, you must include a copy of an acceptable ID (see below).

Here is a list of acceptable IDs: Documents that prove who you are

Your state may have other ID requirements for voting in person or for absentee/vote by mail ballot.


Yes! Delaware accepts ID from other US states as voter ID.


Yes! Delaware will accept a student ID card that identifies the voter by photo or signature.