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Welcome to Delaware on Ballotpedia!

Bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Delaware is the second smallest of the fifty United States. Divided into three counties, Delaware was one of the original thirteen colonies, was the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution and is aptly nicknamed “the first state.” Currently, Delaware has one Democratic member of the U.S. Senate, a total of two Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 41 members of the Delaware House of Representatives and 21 members of the Delaware State Senate. As of September 2013, Delaware is one of 13 Democratic state government trifectas.


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2013 elections in Delaware

On the 2013 ballot
No regularly scheduled elections in Delaware.
Exceptions include special elections.

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Voting in Delaware

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External resources for the State of Delaware

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National politics in Delaware

CongressLogo.png United States congressional delegation from Delaware

Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. Senate

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Chris Coons
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Delaware 2010January 3, 2021November 3, 2020Link
Tom Carper
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Delaware 2001January 3, 2019November 2018Link

Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. House of Representatives

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
John C. Carney Jr.
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Democratic PartyU.S. House, Delaware, At-Large District 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link

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The structure of the Delaware judicial system is laid out in Article IV of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the Delaware Supreme Court, the Delaware Court of Chancery, the Superior Court of Delaware, the Delaware Court of Common Pleas and the Delaware Family Court.

The federal court system is made up of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. Decisions of this court are appealed to the Third Circuit.



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The First State
Capital:   Dover
Motto:   Liberty and Independence
Population:   900,877
Area of state:   2,489 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1787
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