Voter Registration & Census Information
Young people in the U.S. generally have a low rate of election participation, and this year COVID-19 has greatly impacted our traditional in school registration opportunities. That is why I’m asking interested students to take the lead and register themselves or a small group of students to a digital voter registration drive prior to the Delaware primary in September and the November election. Last day to register for the Delaware primary is August 22 and the November election, October 10. The digital voter driver involves students participating in training during the week of Aug 3-7 via zoom. The training will help empower our students to promote voter registration at McKean.
You don’t have to participate in the registration driver or training in order to ensure you are registered. You can use the links below to register yourself and/or check on your status, as well as learning more details about the election. The Delaware Primary
election for both Federal and State offices, September 15, and the Presidential
election, November 3.
August 22 is the last day to register for the September 15 primary, and October 10 is
the last day to register for the November 3 election.
If you turn 18 by November 3, you are eligible to vote in the
Presidential election. You may check your eligibility and/or
register to vote at https://ivote.de.gov/VoterView
For all election and candidate related information, please visit https://Vote411.org.
You can find out
1. What is on your ballot
2. Who is running in each race,
3. The candidate’s qualifications and viewpoints
4. Compare candidates side by side
5. Print, text, or e-mail your sample ballot to take to the polls.
Delaware has allowed Vote by Mail for these two elections. Ballot applications will be mailed to all registered voters, so please register early, fill out the application and return to the Department of Elections to receive an actual ballot.
For a demo on how to use the new voting machines if you want to vote in person:
Voting is your right and privilege. Make your voice heard.
2020 Federal CENSUS info from our Lt. Governor:
We take our duty to get the word out about Census 2020 very seriously. The responses from this year’s decennial Census will impact numerous critical services to the citizens of Delaware. It only takes 6 minutes and is just 10 simple questions that will help secure $3 billion dollars for state services. These services include healthcare, roads, infrastructure projects, emergency services, and other matters important to our everyday lives. In order to be prepared for future healthcare crises such as Covid-19, these funds are more important than ever for our State and your community.
The health and safety of all Delawareans, including our employee's, is of primary importance. The Complete Count Commission is following the Governor’s mandates and doing all that we can to ensure that the Census counts residents in each corner of the state to secure the $3 billion in Census derived funding that will be available to Delaware.
We are in the midst of a pandemic that is changing the way we approach common, daily routines – but we are also learning the further importance and impact of the Census.
RESPOND SAFELY ONLINE AND BY PHONE
Census 2020 invitations are being sent to homes by the U.S. Census Bureau between Mar. 12 and 20 with instructions on how to participate. You may think that responding to the Census means someone coming to your home. That’s not the case. In fact, the only reason for that to occur is if you don’t respond. It has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online, over the phone or by mail—all without having to meet a census taker. This new technology comes just in time as we are practicing self-distancing. Please take advantage of this technology and complete your Census as soon as you receive the invitation, either online at My2020census.gov or by phone at 1-844-330-2020.
Both the online and phone questionnaire are available in English as well as 12 additional languages. Residents can also respond via the paper questionnaire that can be mailed with a prepaid postage envelope. The deadline for responding on your own through these easy methods is July 31st. We urge you to complete the Census before that date. More information about the Census forms and deadline can be found at 2020census.gov.
The Delaware Complete Count Commission’s Census website is a one-stop shop of information about the Census and is charged with getting the word out to all Delawareans. We are doing all we can to ensure our citizens are informed know how easy and important it is to respond and be counted!
SHAPE A HEALTHY FUTURE FOR DELAWARE TODAY!
Now more than ever, we are seeing firsthand how crucial it is that everyone is counted. The 2020 Census will inform the need for critical health care supplies such as vaccines. We ask you to take 6 minutes to complete your form – it has a larger impact on the health and safety of our communities for years to come. Please help shape the future of Delaware and complete your census at My2020census.gov.
Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long
Chair of the Governor’s Complete Count Commission
(announcement picture credit to The League of Women Voters)