The Green Papers: Delaware 2024 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 10 September 2024
General Election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Monday 1 January - Monday 15 July 2024 - Filing - Unaffiliated candidate petition .
Tuesday 9 July 2024 - Filing deadline - Primary .
Thursday 1 August 2024 - Filing deadline - Minor party .
Tuesday 10 September 2024 - Primary . Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 5 November 2024 - General Election . Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EST (1200-0100 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2020 Census:990,837 (0.32% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:3(0.00% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
Capital:Dover
 

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Delaware State and Local Government

Delaware 2024 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


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

Uncontested offices do not appear on the primary ballot.

Minor parties may hold conventions to nominate candidates.


Candidate List from the Commissioner of Elections for the State of Delaware.

 
           

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 2024
 Candidate list (3, 8 write-ins)
  Candidate Republican     former President Donald John Trump
for Vice President: Ohio Senator J.D. Vance
FEC P80001571; 30 Jun 24; Tot $217,178,294; Dsb $92,102,327
  Candidate Libertarian     Chase Russell Oliver
for Vice President: Mike ter Maat

FEC P40011983; 30 Jun 24; Tot $195,445; Dsb $142,125
  Candidate Independent Party Of Delaware     Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
for Vice President: Nicole Shanahan

FEC P40011793; 30 Jun 24; Tot $52,010,129; Dsb $46,434,307
  Candidate Write-in     R. Boddie
FEC P40015463
  Candidate Write-in     Angela Joyce Dwyer
FEC P40008724
  Candidate Write-in     Gordon Hlavenka
  Candidate Write-in     Shondra Y. Irving
FEC P40013922; 30 Jun 24; Tot $9,743; Dsb $5,056
  Candidate Write-in     Andre Ramon McNeil, Sr.
FEC P40015265
  Candidate Write-in     Brent Peterson
  Candidate Write-in     Edward Shlikas
  Candidate Write-in     James Walker
FEC P40010670

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 118th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
Open
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
Open Seat - 22 May 2023: Announced retirement. "As last year came to a close ... Martha and I began to focus on what I should do next. If I ran for a 5th term in the Senate and won, it would be a record 15 statewide elections. After a good deal of prayer and introspection, and more than a few heart-to-heart conversations, we’ve decided we should run through the tape over the next 20 months and finish the important work that my staff and I have begun ..."
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Lisa Blunt Rochester
21 June 2023: "I'm running to represent Delaware in the United States Senate."

FEC S4DE00060; 30 Jun 24; Tot $6,971,101; Dsb $3,850,139
  Candidate Republican     Eric Hansen
FEC S4DE00094; 30 Jun 24; Tot $940,060; Dsb $571,263
  Candidate Independent Party Of Delaware     former state Senator Michael "Dr. Mike" Katz
FEC S4DE00128; 30 Jun 24; Tot $3,500; Dsb $2,613

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, 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Christopher A. "Chris" Coons
FEC S0DE00092

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime, All Governors

Chair up for regular election
Open
Democratic Governor  John Charles Carney, Jr.
Previously served in the U.S. House 2011-2017. First elected to the Governor's Chair: 2016, 2020.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 Candidate list (6)
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor  Bethany Hall-Long
12 September 2023: Candidate for Governor in 2024.
  Candidate Democratic     New Castle County Executive  Matt Meyer
  Candidate Democratic     Collin O'Mara
  Candidate Republican     Jerrold A. "Jerry" Price
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Michael "Mike" Ramone
  Candidate Republican     Bobby Williamson

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Elected separately from Governor

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Bethany Hall-Long
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Open Seat - 12 September 2023: Candidate for Governor in 2024.
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Sherry Dorsey-Walker
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Kyle Evans Gay
  Candidate Democratic     Debbie Harrington
  Candidate Democratic     David Lamar Williams, Jr.
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Ruth Briggs King

118th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2024, 2026. No Term Limit. 118th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Democratic (1 Open)

Incumbent - 118th Congress
At-Large
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Member of Congress  Lisa Blunt Rochester
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Open Seat - 21 June 2023: "I'm running to represent Delaware in the United States Senate."
 Candidate list (6) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Earl L. Cooper
FEC H4DE01092
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Sarah Elizabeth McBride
FEC H4DE00045; 30 Jun 24; Tot $2,619,072; Dsb $926,228
  Candidate Democratic     Elias Weir
  Candidate Republican     Joseph "Dr. Joe" Arminio
  Candidate Republican     Donyale London Hall
FEC H4DE00060; 30 Jun 24; Tot $22,414; Dsb $14,929
  Candidate Republican     John J. Whalen, III
FEC H4DE00078

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026

  Democratic Attorney General  Kathleen "Kathy" Jennings
First elected: 2018; re-elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026

  Democratic Treasurer  Colleen C. Davis
First elected: 2018; re-elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
19 July 2023: Candidate for the U.S. House At-Large Seat in 2024.
28 February 2024: " I will therefore be ending my campaign for Congress ...."

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026

  Democratic Auditor  Lydia York
First elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

Commissioner of Insurance  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

Seat up for regular election Democratic Insurance Commissioner  Trinidad Navarro
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Kayode "Kay" Abegunde
  Candidate Democratic     Insurance Commissioner  Trinidad Navarro
  Candidate Republican     Ralph Taylor
 

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, 14 candidates
  Republican: 10 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.
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Independent Party Of Delaware: 2 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 8 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
  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
Media & others
  Cape Gazette - Lewes
  Delaware Grapevine
  Newark Post - Elkton
  Politics1.com - 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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