The Green Papers: Delaware 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 15 September 2020
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Tuesday 14 July 2020 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 1 September 2020 - Filing Deadline - Independent (including President).
Tuesday 15 September 2020 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - 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

Delaware 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


15 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, election officials have reminded voters that they may vote by absentee ballot.

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


2020 Candidate List from the Delaware Department of Elections.

2020 Calendars from the Delaware Department of Elections.


15 September 2020: Primary results and results from media sources.

15 September 2020: Primary returns from the Delaware Department of Elections.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 3 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2020
 Candidate list (4, 23 write-ins)
  Candidate Democratic     former Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.
for Vice President: California Senator Kamala D. Harris
FEC P80000722; 31 Aug 20; Tot $540,594,553; Dsb $359,968,142
  Candidate Republican     President Donald John Trump
for Vice President: Vice President Michael R. "Mike" Pence
FEC P80001571; 31 Aug 20; Tot $408,945,024; Dsb $307,141,452
  Candidate Green     Howie Hawkins
for Vice President: Angela Nichole Walker
FEC P00012211; 31 Aug 20; Tot $363,119; Dsb $295,086
  Candidate Libertarian     Jo Jorgensen
for Vice President: Jeremy "Spike" Cohen
FEC P00013524; 31 Aug 20; Tot $1,941,264; Dsb $1,782,461
  Candidate Write-in     Dennis Andrew Ball
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Barbara Ruth Bellar
FEC P00012799
  Candidate Write-in     Eric C. "R19" Boddie
  Candidate Write-in; (Green)     Susan Buchser-Lochocki
Filed as Susan B. Lochocki

FEC P00014357
  Candidate Write-in     Brian T. Carroll
FEC P00013771
  Candidate Write-in     Todd Cella
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Mark R. Charles
FEC P00012039
  Candidate Write-in     Randall Patrick Foltyniewicz
  Candidate Write-in     Chris Franklin
  Candidate Write-in     Kathryn Gibson
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Tom Hoefling
for Vice President: Andy Prior
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Shawn W. Howard
FEC P00011189; 30 Jun 20; Tot $2,835; Dsb $1,511
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Princess Khadijah Maryam Jacob-Fambro
FEC P20004768
  Candidate Write-in; (Peace And Freedom)     Gloria Estela La Riva
FEC P80005572
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Brock Jeffrey Pierce
for Vice President: Karla M. Ballard
FEC P00016550
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Albert Raley
  Candidate Write-in     Deborah Ann Rouse
FEC P00005207
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Jade Simmons
for Vice President: Claudeliah J. Roze
FEC P00015537
  Candidate Write-in     Ajay Sood
FEC P60020963; 30 Jun 20; Tot $5,175; Dsb $4,831
  Candidate Write-in     Christopher Stried
FEC P00009084
  Candidate Write-in     Marcus Errellius Sykes
FEC P00013417; 31 Mar 20; Tot $910; Dsb $910
  Candidate Write-in     Kasey Wells
FEC P00007864
  Candidate Write-in     Mitchell Williams

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Thomas R. "Tom" Carper
First elected: 2000; re-elected 2006, 2012, 2018;
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990;
elected Governor: 1992; re-elected: 1996]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Thomas R. "Tom" Carper
FEC S8DE00079

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
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
Renominated
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Christopher A. "Chris" Coons
FEC S0DE00092; 26 Aug 20; Tot $4,942,413; Dsb $2,713,459
  Candidate Republican     Lauren Elena Witzke
FEC S0DE00183; 26 Aug 20; Tot $171,743; Dsb $148,099
  Candidate Libertarian     Nadine M. Frost
FEC S8DE00160
  Candidate Independent Party Of Delaware     Mark William Turley
FEC S0DE00167

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

Chair up for regular election 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.
Renominated
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  John Charles Carney, Jr.
  Candidate Republican     Julianne E. Murray
  Candidate Libertarian     John J. Machurek
  Candidate Independent Party Of Delaware     Kathy S. DeMatteis

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

Seat up for regular election Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Bethany Hall-Long
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor  Bethany Hall-Long
  Candidate Republican     Donyale Hall

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Democratic (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
At-Large
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Lisa Blunt Rochester
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Lisa Blunt Rochester
FEC H6DE00206; 26 Aug 20; Tot $1,362,176; Dsb $965,619
  Candidate Republican     Lee Murphy
FEC H8DE01044; 26 Aug 20; Tot $59,550; Dsb $41,254
  Candidate Libertarian     David L. Rogers
  Candidate Independent     Catherine Stonestreet Purcell
FEC H0DE01082

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Attorney General  Kathleen "Kathy" Jennings
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Treasurer  Colleen C. Davis
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Auditor  Kathleen K. "Kathy" McGuiness
First elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

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

Seat up for regular election Democratic Insurance Commissioner  Trinidad Navarro
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Insurance Commissioner  Trinidad Navarro
  Candidate Republican     Julia M. Pillsbury
 

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): 9 incumbents, 7 candidates
  Republican: 7 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: 4 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Blue Enigma Party
  Independent Party Of Delaware: 2 candidates
  Peace And Freedom: 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent: 5 candidates
  Unaffiliated: 3 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 23 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
  Commissioner of Elections for the State of Delaware
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Delaware General Assembly
Democratic
  Delaware Democratic Party
Republican
  The Republican State Committee of Delaware
Third Party
  Independent Party of Delaware
  Independent Party of Delaware
  The Blue Enigma Party
Media & others
  Cape Gazette - Lewes
  Delaware Coast Press - Salisbury
  Delaware Grapevine
  Delaware Liberal
  Delaware State News - Dover
  Delaware Wave - Bethany Beach
  delawareonline.com - Wilmington - New Castle - Georgetown
  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
  WDEL AM - Wilmington
  WDOV AM - FOX - Dover
  WGMD FM - Lewes - Rehoboth
  WILM AM - Wilmington
  WMDT TV - ABC - Salisbury

 


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