Delaware Attorney General

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Next Election

Nov 08, 2022

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Jan 01, 2022 - Sep 01, 2022


The Attorney General of Delaware is a constitutional officer of the state of Delaware, and is the chief law officer and the head of the state department of justice. The attorney general is third in line of succession to the office of governor, after the lieutenant governor and secretary of state. The attorney general heads the Delaware Department of Justice, which is empowered to, "investigate matters involving the public peace, safety and justice." The department is charged with managing the activities of state detectives as well as all criminal proceedings in the state.[4] The attorney general also serves as chief legal counsel for the Delaware state government and offers advisory opinions to state agencies on request. The salary for this position is $145,207/year.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the State of Delaware Department of Elections to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. 2) Obtain and complete the candidate forms including Campaign Finance Reporting Forms. If you plan to run as an unaffiliated candidate, you must also circulate a petition to appear on the ballot. If you plan to run as a party candidate please contact your local party headquarters for more information. Party candidate forms and deadlines differ from some unaffiliated candidate forms and deadlines. 3) Collect the stipulated number of signatures between January 1st and July 15th and submit the completed petitions to the State of Delaware Department of Elections. If you have any questions please contact the State of Delaware Department of Elections by phone at 302 739-4277 or visit their website at: The 2016 Delaware Election Calendar can be found here: