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Presidential primary voter registration deadline looms

Delaware Public Media

If you’ve been putting off registering to vote, Saturday is the last chance you’ll have to participate in Delaware’s presidential primary.



There are two ways to register: offices in all three counties will be open tomorrow from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. – or you can go online.


Election Commissioner Elaine Manlove says you just need to bring some form of identification in person to prove you’re a Delaware resident.


“If they bring a driver's license, something with their name and address on it. If the don’t have that yet, if they’ve just moved to Delaware, if they bring an apartment lease, a settlement sheet, a utility bill that was mailed to them something like that [would qualify],” Manlove said.

The online portal at will ask for more information, including a Social Security number and the last place they were registered to vote. 

"If they don’t have that and they register online, they will be asked for identification at the polling place," she said.

Online registration is open until 11:59 p.m. April 2.

Anyone hoping to change their party affiliation missed their deadline for the presidential primary, but there will be another open period for the state primary until May 27.


Delaware’s presidential primary is set for Tuesday, April 26.

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