Key Dates: Election 2022

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September 15

  • Deadline for State Board of Elections to convene to examine disputes related to Sept. 13, Primary Election. 8 p.m. (Any protests or objections must be filed by this time.)
  • Department of Elections certifies the results of the primary election. Within 48 hours of the certification of the results the Department of Elections conducts public audits of Primary Election results of one randomly selected voting machine in each county and all voting machines in one randomly selected election district in the city of Wilmington.

September 20

  • Deadline for people to file a Write‐In Candidate Declaration Form for Statewide Offices with the State Election Commissioner and for all other offices (General Assembly and county) with the respective county office in which the election is to be held. 4:30 p.m.

October 9

  • Deadline for the State Election Commissioner to designate and publicize the early voting sites for the November 8 General Election. 11:59 p.m.
  • Campaign Finance 30‐Day General Report period ends for all political committees (which includes candidate committees of candidates on the November 8 General Election ballot, political committees, and political action committees).

October 11

  • Deadline for all political committees (which includes candidate committees of candidates on the November 8 General Election candidates, political committees, and political action committees) to file the 30‐Day General Report (must be filed electronically through the online Delaware Campaign Finance Reporting System). 11:59 p.m.

October 15

  • Deadline for unregistered citizens to register to vote for the November 8 General Election

October 24

  • Deadline for unregistered uniformed service members and citizens living outside the U.S. to register to vote.

October 28

  • Early Voting Period for General Election begins 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

October 31

  • Campaign Finance Eight‐Day General Report period ends. 11:59 p.m.

November 4

  • Deadline for the Department of Elections Offices to mail absentee ballots to eligible voters.

November 7

  • Absentee ballots must be issued by the Department of Elections by 12 p.m.

November 8

  • General Election: Polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Voted absentee ballots must be returned to the Department of Elections Office of the county which the voter resides by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

November 10

  • Board of Canvass meets in Superior Court to certify the results of the November 8 General Election. 10 a.m.
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