The Green Papers: Delaware 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Thursday 6 September 2018
✓ General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Tuesday 10 July 2018 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 4 September 2018 - Filing Deadline - Independent.
Thursday 6 September 2018 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EST (1200-0100 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:900,877 (0.29% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
Capital:Dover
 

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Delaware State and Local Government


Only registered voters from participating parties may vote in the Primary Election.


2018 Delaware Election Calendar from the Delaware Department of Elections.

Candidate List from the Delaware Department of Elections.

6 September 2018 Primary
Returns from the Delaware Department of Elections.
Results from WDEL Wilmington.
Results from Politico.
Results from The New York Times.


6 November 2018:
Candidate List from the Delaware Department of Elections.
Certified returns from the Delaware Department of Elections.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator  Thomas R. "Tom" Carper
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2000; re-elected 2006, 2012
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990;
elected Governor: 1992; re-elected: 1996]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (4, 3 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 217,385 59.95% Senator  Thomas R. "Tom" Carper
FEC S8DE00079; 26 Nov 18; Tot $3,221,958; Dsb $2,986,026
  Candidate Republican 137,127 37.82% Sussex County Councilman  Robert B. "Rob" Arlett
FEC S8DE00145; 26 Nov 18; Tot $225,814; Dsb $221,286
  Candidate Green 4,170 1.15% Demitri George Theodoropoulos
FEC S8DE00152
  Candidate Libertarian 3,910 1.08% Nadine M. Frost
FEC S8DE00160
  Candidate Write-in     Barry Eveland
  Candidate Write-in     Peter Todd Farina
  Candidate Write-in     Matthew Water Stout
Total 362,592 100.00%  

Class 2 Democratic Senator  Christopher A. "Chris" Coons
First elected in a special election: 2010 (to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Joe Biden [Democrat] in January 2009 in order to accede to the Vice-Presidency of the United States; he replaces Senator Edward E. "Ted" Kaufman [Democrat] who had been appointed by the Governor of DELAWARE to temporarily fill the vacancy.). Re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Christopher A. "Chris" Coons
FEC S0DE00092

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  John Charles Carney, Jr.
Previously served in the U.S. House 2011-2017. First elected to the Governor's Chair: 2016.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Elected separately from Governor

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Bethany Hall-Long
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Democratic (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
At-Large
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Lisa Blunt Rochester
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 3 write-ins) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 227,353 64.45% Congressman  Lisa Blunt Rochester
FEC H6DE00206; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,305,051; Dsb $1,140,851
  Candidate Republican 125,384 35.55% Scott Walker
FEC H6DE00214
  Candidate Write-in     Marvin Davis
  Candidate Write-in     Paul A. Johnston
  Candidate Write-in     Andrew C. Webb
FEC H8DE01051
Total 352,737 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Attorney General  Matthew P. "Matt" Denn
First elected: 2014.
Previously served as Lieutenant Governor 2009-2015 and Commissioner of Insurance 2005-2009.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 4 September 2017: Attorney General Denn will not seek re-election.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 218,351 61.32% former New Castle County Chief Administrative Officer Kathleen "Kathy" Jennings
  Candidate Republican 137,730 38.68% Bernard V. Pepukayi, Sr.
  Candidate Write-in     Allen Jester
Total 356,081 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election Republican Treasurer  Kenneth "Ken" Simpler
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3)
  Elected Democratic 187,240 52.37% Colleen C. Davis
  Candidate Republican 164,001 45.87% Treasurer  Kenneth "Ken" Simpler
  Candidate Green 6,301 1.76% David B. "Dave" Chandler
Total 357,542 100.00%  

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Auditor R. Thomas "Tom" Wagner, Jr.
Appointed: 1989 (by Governor Michael N. Castle); first elected: 1990; re-elected: 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 17 February 2018: "... I will not seek re-election in 2018."
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Democratic 205,624 57.91% Rehoboth Beach City Commissioner  Kathleen K. "Kathy" McGuiness
  Candidate Republican 149,481 42.09% James Spadola
Total 355,105 100.00%  

Commissioner of Insurance  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Democratic Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 7 incumbents, 6 candidates
  Republican: 2 incumbents, 5 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Green (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Blue Enigma Party
  Independent Party Of Delaware
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 7 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  State of Delaware Online Constitution, Delaware Code, and Administrative Code
  The Delaware Constitution of 1897 as amended
Election Authority
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Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
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Democratic
  Delaware Democratic Party
Republican
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Third Party
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  Independent Party of Delaware
  The Blue Enigma Party
Media & others
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  Delaware Coast Press - Salisbury
  Delaware Grapevine
  Delaware Liberal
  Delaware State News - Dover
  Delaware Wave - Bethany Beach
  delawareonline.com - Wilmington - New Castle - Georgetown
  DelawarePolitics.net
  delmarvanow.com - Delmarva Peninsula
  Dover Post
  Newark Post - Elkton
  Politics1.com - Delaware
  Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times - Smyrna
  The Daily Times - Salisbury
  The Middletown Transcript
  The Sussex Countian - Georgetown
  Wake Up Delaware
  WBOC TV - CBS, UPN - Salisbury
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  WGMD FM - Lewes - Rehoboth
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  WMDT TV - ABC - Salisbury

 


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