Voting Information

Sussex County Department of Elections
Phone: (302) 856-5367
Email: elections@state.de.us

Important Dates:

May 28, 2016 Deadline to change political party affiliation before the Primary Election.
August 20, 2016 Deadline to register to vote before the Primary Election.
August 29, 2016 Deadline for Military and Overseas Citizens to register to vote before the Primary Election.
September 9, 2016 Last day the Department of Elections is required to mail absentee ballots for the Primary Election.
September 12, 2016 at 12 noon The last time that the Department of Elections can issue an absentee ballot for the Primary Election.
September 13, 2016 Primary Election
Polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Only registered voters from participating parties may vote.
September 13, 2016 at 8 p.m. Deadline for voters to return voted absentee ballots for the Primary Election to the Department of Elections.
September 14, 2016 Registered voters may change political party affiliation.
October 15, 2016 Deadline to register to vote before the General Election.
October 24, 2016 Deadline for uniformed services members and overseas citizens to register to vote before the General Election.
November 4, 2016 Last day the Department of Elections is required to mail absentee ballots for the General Election.
November 7, 2016
at 12:00 noon
The last time that the Department of Elections can issue an absentee ballot for the General Election.
November 8, 2016 General Election
Polls open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
November 8, 2016
at 8 p.m.
Deadline for voters to return voted absentee ballots for the General Election to the Department of Elections.


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