Delaware Elections Update


Governor John Carney on Thursday signed the fifteenth modification to his State of Emergency declaration, rescheduling Delaware’s presidential primary for July 7. The Delaware Department of Elections will mail absentee ballot applications to all registered Democrats and Republicans in the State of Delaware, providing all eligible registered Delaware voters the opportunity to vote by absentee ballot in the presidential primary election. 
Eligible Delaware voters will be permitted to select the “sick” or “temporarily or permanently physically disabled” options on their absentee ballot application to cast a vote in the presidential primary election, even if they are not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. Voters must return the application to the Delaware Department of Elections or complete the process online to receive an absentee ballot. The Delaware Department of Elections will operate at least six polling places in each county to allow voters to cast ballots in person should they choose not to vote by absentee ballot. 
Governor Carney’s order on Thursday also reschedules school board elections for July 21, and places additional requirements on municipalities that are conducting elections. The order requires districts and municipalities to enforce social distancing during elections, require face coverings, and limit crowds to 10 or fewer people at polling places. 
Governor Carney’s State of Emergency declaration – including the stay-at-home order and mandatory 14-day quarantine for out-of-state travelers – remains in place and carries the force and effect of law. Violations of the order, or any of its modifications, constitute a criminal offense. 

Information comes from Governor Carney via Email.  More information contained in links as well.



All sessions take place beginning on Friday, 12:00 Noon through Saturday, 4:00 pm from April 2020 to November 2020 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1706 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901.

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Participants must be at least 18 years of age, have a disability or be the parent of legal guardian of a child with a developmental disability*, a Delaware resident and commit to attend all Partner in Policymaking sessions. We seek diverse applicants of varied ethnic backgrounds and from all regions of the state.

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Volunteers Needed for Statewide Emergency Exercise!

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
An emergency exercise is being held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at two different locations.
  • Registration is required for one-hour time slots between 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Please register for as many time slots as you can.
  • There are two locations, please register for one of the two locations (Newark and Dover).

DPH Volunteers Needed for Public Health Emergency Responsor Flyer 2019 (Adobe Acrobat Required)

More Info at–Stage–Store–RSS–Site-and-Point-of-Dispensing–POD–Exercise-.html?soid=1110442875156&aid=1grJRAd36eY.


Additional information from Loretta Sarro, ODHH: This is an exercise to test the state’s plan to deliver emergency medication due to an outbreak or event.  They need two people, who are Deaf, to go through the line and receive the empty bottle of the medication on Saturday, September 28th.   I will be there all day.  If you are interested in being volunteer, please call Beth MacDonald at email: or (302) 223-1355. Or, I will be happy to explain it to you through videophone: 302-504-4741 before you decide to be a volunteer.

FREE Flu Shot Events – Onsite ASL Interpreters

** 2 Events/Locations below **

Ages 9 and up for these events

Date/time:   October 4th     from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Location:  Porter Service Center
                 508 W 8th St
                 Wilmington, DE 19801                  


Drive thru event

Date/time:  October 8th     from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location:   DEL DOT   
                  Transportation Circle
                  Old Bay Road
                  Dover, DE


Thanks to DHSS and Loretta Sarro, ODHH for sharing the news.