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Department of Elections

Sussex County Maps

District and Electd Official GIS-based Lookup Tool

From the Department of Elections, this Overview Map will help Delaware citizens determine the districts in which they reside, based upon their address.

District Maps

In Delaware, various district maps exist to outline representation at different levels of government. The state is divided into districts for Senators, Representatives, County Councils, School Boards, and Election Polling districts. Each map serves the purpose of organizing geographic regions to ensure proportional representation and effective governance. These districts are designed based on factors like population density, community boundaries, and administrative convenience, tailoring the representation structure to the specific needs and characteristics of each level of government. The distinct district maps help manage and streamline the electoral and governance processes across different tiers of public service in Delaware.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When do I vote in 2024?
    2024 MUNICIPAL ELECTION CALENDAR - Scroll down to Sussex County Municipalities section. 2024 STATE OF DELAWARE ELECTION CALENDAR Presidential Primary Election: April 2, 2024 DEADLINE to change political party affiliation: February 2, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: Voters who are automatically registered at DMV by the Presidential Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline of March 9, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. and have their party listed as No Party-AVR may change their political party affiliation up to and including on Presidential Primary Election Day, April 2, 2024, in order to vote in their party's Presidential Primary Election. ​ DEADLINE to register to vote: March 9, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. Early Voting: March 20 through March 28, 2024, and March 30, 2024. DEADLINE for the DOE to mail absentee ballots: March 28, 2024 DEADLINE for the DOE to issue absentee ballots: April 1, 2024, by 12:00 noon DEADLINE for voters to return voted absentee ballots: April 2, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. School Board Elections: May 14, 2024 DEADLINE for candidates for school board elections to file notice of candidacy: March 1, 2024 at 4:30 p.m. Filing for a School Board Election DEADLINE for the DOE to mail absentee ballots: May 10, 2024 DEADLINE for the DOE to issue absentee ballots: May 13, 2024, by 12:00 noon DEADLINE for voters to return voted absentee ballots: May 14, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. ​ 2024 State Primary Election: September 10, 2024 DEADLINE to change political party affiliation: May 24, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: Voters who are automatically registered at DMV by the State Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline of August 17, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. and have their party listed as No Party-AVR may change their political party affiliation up to and including on State Primary Election Day, September 10, 2024, in order to vote in their party's State Primary Election. DEADLINE to register to vote: August 17, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. Early Voting: August 24 through August 31, 2024, and September 3 through September 8, 2024. DEADLINE for the DOE to mail absentee ballots: September 6, 2024 DEADLINE for the DOE to issue absentee ballots: September 9, 2024, at 12 noon DEADLINE for voters to return voted absentee ballots: September 10, 2024, at 8:00 pm 2024 General Election: November 5, 2024 DEADLINE for unregistered citizens to register to vote: October 12, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. Early Voting: October 25 through November 3, 2024. DEADLINE for the DOE to mail absentee ballots: November 1, 2024 DEADLINE for the DOE to issue absentee ballots: November 4, 2024 at 12 noon DEADLINE for voters to return voted absentee ballots: November 5, 2024, at 8:00 p.m.
  • How do I register to Vote?
    In Delaware, registering to vote is a straightforward process that ensures your participation in the democratic process. The Delaware Department of Elections provides multiple avenues for registration, including online registration through the Delaware Department of Elections website. Alternatively, you can register by completing a paper voter registration application available at various state agencies, libraries, and Department of Elections offices. The application can be mailed to the Department of Elections in your county or delivered in person. Additionally, Delaware offers voter registration at Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) locations when applying for or renewing a driver's license or state ID. To register, you must be: a U.S. citizen a Delaware resident at least 18 years old by the next general election. It's crucial to ensure your registration is complete at least four weeks before the upcoming election to participate fully in the democratic process. By taking these steps, you contribute to shaping the future of your community and the state of Delaware through your valuable vote. Learn More at Voter Services > or Go To ivote.de.gov > for Registration Lookup & Absentee Ballot Requests and Polling Location Search
  • Where do I Vote in 2024?
    Use this tool from the Department of Elections to locate your polling location. From the Department of Elections, this Overview Map helps Delaware citizens determine the districts in which they reside, based upon their address. DISTRICT LOOKUP TOOL RD 04 RD 14 RD 20 RD 35 RD 36 RD 37 RD 38 RD 39 RD 40 RD 41 In Delaware, various district maps exist to outline representation at different levels of government. The state is divided into districts for Senators, Representatives, County Councils, School Boards, and Election Polling districts. Each map serves the purpose of organizing geographic regions to ensure proportional representation and effective governance. These districts are designed based on factors like population density, community boundaries, and administrative convenience, tailoring the representation structure to the specific needs and characteristics of each level of government. The distinct district maps help manage and streamline the electoral and governance processes across different tiers of public service in Delaware. ​ Senate Overview Map House District Overview Map County Council District Overview Map Sussex School Board District Maps
  • How do I change my party affiliation:
    If you were automatically registered to vote at DMV through the Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) process, you may choose a political party through the day of the first primary election following your automatic voter registration at DMV in order to vote in that primary election. AVR voters who do not choose a party by that first primary election after AVR will be registered as “No Party” voters and then eligible to change their party affiliation during the standard party change periods designated in the Delaware Code. You can change your party affiliation: Before a Primary Election: anytime except from the last Saturday in May through the date of the Primary. Before a Presidential Primary: anytime except from the 59th day before the Presidential Primary through the date of the election. Learn More > or Go To ivote.de.gov > for Registration Lookup & Absentee Ballot Requests and Polling Location Search
  • How is voting handled in Delaware?
    Absentee Voting: A voting method that enables individuals who are physically unable to go to a polling place on Election Day, due to reasons like being out of town, military service, illness, disability, or any other circumstance, to still be able to participate in the electoral process. Eligible voters request the ballot from their local election office, receive it by mail, mark their choices, and return it before the specified deadline. Learn More> Early Voting: Voting in person prior to Election Day is offered in Delaware for at least ten days before Primary, General, and Special Elections, with the last day the Sunday before Election Day. The Department of Elections will announce the polling locations for early voting when appropriate in 2024. Election Day Voting: You may vote in person at your assigned Polling Place on Election Day.
  • How do I volunteer to help during the elections?
    Volunteer to work with local Republican groups (SCRC, districts). See the many ways you can on our Get Involved page. You can fill out the Volunteer Form on that page or join us the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Millsboro Fire Company Hall 109 E. State St., Millsboro, DE 19966. Sign up to be a Poll Worker An opportunity to serve your community and earn some money! The State of Delaware needs more than 3,200 Election Officers to staff polling places for the General Election. This is a unique opportunity to serve your community by participating in the electoral process! Learn more about working at the polls: How to apply Compensation and Taxes Work schedule Responsibilities Contact information Training
  • Who can I vote for?
    To see all Delaware Statewide and Sussex County Candidates, visit our Meet the Candidates page.
  • How do state-wide voting districts work in Delaware?
    A voting district is a small geographic area the government uses to group voters. Delaware has 20 State Senate Districts; 5 of the districts are in Sussex County. Delaware has 41 State Representative Districts; 10 of the districts are in Sussex County Delaware state-wide elections are organized based on the 41 Representative Districts. Representative Districts are further divided into Election Districts (Polling Districts). In Sussex County, Representative Districts have between 9 to 14 Election Districts. THE LOCAL SUSSEX COUNTY DISTRICTS For Sussex County Council elections, the entire county is divided into 5 districts with 5 seats on the council. For Sussex County School Board elections, the elections are organized within each school board district.
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