How to vote for Bernie Sanders in Delaware

Register By

April 4 (Saturday)

Not a democrat? Delaware has a special deadline for changing affiliation: February 29, 2020

Primary On

April 28 (Tuesday)

Delaware Primary: April 28, 2020

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Delaware Voter Information

Get Registered

Delaware has semi-closed primaries — Delawareans must register as democrat or undeclared to vote for Bernie!

Register as a democrat or undeclared now!

In Delaware, you must be affiliated as a democrat by February 29, 2020, which is before the registration deadline!

You must be registered by April 4, 2020.

Not sure if you are registered, or what you're registered as? Check your current registration status online.

Go Vote!

Vote on Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 from 7:00AM – 8:00PM, find your polling places here: https://ivote.de.gov/voterlogin.aspx

The Department of Elections can begin to accept Absentee Statements for the 2020 elections on Jan 1, 2020.

April 27, 2020 at 12 noon is the last time that the Dept. of Elections can issue absentee ballots in person.

Download the Delaware Absentee Ballot application here: https://elections.delaware.gov/pubs/pdfs/absentee_ballot_application.pdf

Or check this link out for more detailed absentee info: https://ivote.de.gov/voterlogin.aspx

Check out the Delaware Elections Calendar here: https://electionsncc.delaware.gov/calendar/other/future_dates.shtml

Id Requirement

Delaware does not require ID, as your name should be listed on the poll lists, but bring your state issued Driver’s License or State ID just in case. If you do not have ID, you can sign an “affirmation of identity” and still vote with a ballot.

More info here: https://elections.delaware.gov/pdfs/Photo%20ID%20Law.pdf

Voter Workplace Protection

No laws require companies to give workers time off to vote. Employee who has accrued vacation time and is not in a “critical need” position may serve as an election officer without reprisal by the employer.

Early Voting

Vote Early in Delaware! Delawareans can vote in-person before election day! If you'll be out of town on April 28 or simply find it more convenient, vote early!

Early voting in Delaware begins April 18 and ends on April 28.

A person can vote absentee by mail or in-person at the Department’s office in their county.

New legislature let’s anyone vote early up to 10 days in-person before the primary!

Only 17?

You may still vote in Delaware's primaries if you will be 18 years old by November 3, 2020.

College Students

If you are a college student not living in your home state, you can vote for Bernie in either your home state or in the state in which you are attending school!

Military/Overseas Voters

If you are a Military Voter or a US Citizen living abroad, you are able to request a ballot here to vote for Bernie.

Become a Delegate for Bernie

Willing to go the extra mile to help Bernie get elected? We need 2,373 Bernie supporters to become a Delegate, travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and cast their vote for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. Interested?

How to become a delegate in Delaware

Delaware has 28 delegates 

  • 11 district
  • 4 at large
  • 2 Pledged PLEOs
  • 11 Superdelegates

Superdelegates: Gov. John Carney, Sen. Thomas R. Carper, Sen. Christopher A. Coons, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, Joe Biden, Sean Finnigan, Bethany Hall-Long, Kerri Evelyn Harris, Valerie Longhurst, Elizabeth D. Maron, Betsy Maron, Erik Raser-Schramm

Important dates:

Filing deadline to become a representative at the district caucus: February 28

Filing deadline to become a district delegate: April 9, 2020

Representative District Caucuses: a date between March 1 and March 31, 2020

Filing deadline to become a District Delegate: April 9, 2020

Primary: April 28, 2020

Delegate Selection Caucus: May 9, 2020

Delaware Delegate Selection Plan

This process is complicated. Take heart, you can do it.

District Delegates (272) District level Alternates (25)

  • Make sure you are a registered Democrat (your supporters too)
  • Determine the congressional district where you are registered
  • Start organizing your friends and supporters to vote for you.
  • Get and return Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support forms, by hand: Delaware State Party Headquarters, 19 E. Commons Blvd. New Castle, DE 19720, or by mail: Delaware Democratic Party, PO Box 2065, Wilmington, DE 19899, or by email: [email protected]
  • File by February 28, 2020
  • Show up with your supporters to vote for you at your Representative District Caucus which will be held sometime between March 1 and March 31, 2020.
  • Time and dates are available on the DelawareState Party website by February 9, 2020.
  • Each district elects 4 people who then attend the May 9, 2020 Delegate Selection Caucus in Dover
  • If you are elected get and return another set of Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support forms by hand: Delaware State Party Headquarters, 19 E. Commons Blvd. New Castle, DE 19720, or by mail Delaware Democratic Party, PO Box 2065, Wilmington, DE 19899, or by email [email protected]
  • File by April 9, 2020
  • Show up with your supporters to vote for you at the Delegate Selection Caucus to become District Delegate to the DNC.

At Large Delegates (4) At Large Alternate Delegates (2)

  • If you did not get elected as a District delegate you can try to become an At Large Delegate or an Alternate delegate.
  • Get and return Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support forms, by hand: Delaware State Party Headquarters, 19 E. Commons Blvd. New Castle, DE 19720, or by mail: Delaware Democratic Party, PO Box 2065, Wilmington, DE 19899, or by email: [email protected]
  • File by April 9, 2020
  • At-Large and Alternate delegates are elected by a quorum of Delaware’s National Convention Delegates at the May 9, 2020 Delegate Selection Caucus in Dover.

PLEO Delegates (2)

You have to be eligible to be a PLEO delegate. PLEOs are eligible according to the following priority: big city mayors and state-wide elected officials (to be given equal consideration); state legislative leaders, state legislators, and other state, county and local elected officials and party leaders. Help Bernie by encouraging qualified Bernie supporting people to file to become PLEO delegates.

  • Get and return Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support forms, by hand: Delaware State Party Headquarters, 19 E. Commons Blvd. New Castle, DE 19720, or by mail: Delaware Democratic Party, PO Box 2065, Wilmington, DE 19899, or by email: [email protected]
  • File by April 9, 2020
  • PLEO delegates are elected by a quorum of Delaware’s National Convention Delegates at the May 9, 2020 Delegate Selection Caucus in Dover.

Standing Committee (3) and Delegation Chair

3 Standing Committee members (1 each on the Credentials, Platform and Rules committees) and the Delegation Chair are elected by a quorum of Delaware’s National Convention Delegates on May 9, 2020. You don’t have to be a delegate or alternate to be elected.

Convention Pages (2)

Convention Pages are selected by the State Democratic Chair on May 9, 2020.

If you have questions contact the Delaware Democratic Party.

More Information

If you have any questions about voting in Delaware you may contact your state official elections office or Democratic party.

Find local Bernie supporters and get help from /r/Delaware4Sanders

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