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The Department of Elections needs more space for future elections. That’s the takeaway of the Department’s budget hearing Thursday. 


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The Delaware National Guard has been activated to support the cybersecurity of the upcoming election. It’s the first time the Guard has been activated for this role.


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The state is gearing up for a high turnout in next month’s General Election.


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This week, Delawareans who already requested vote-by-mail ballots for November’s general elections started receiving them and could begin filling them out and sending them in.

The state’s new vote-by-mail system created in response to the pandemic has now withstood two legal challenges. A Chancery Court judge denied a bid by two non-profits to extend the ballot return deadline Friday.

Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt has more on the path taken to bring mail-in voting to the First State.

 


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While a record number of people are expected to vote-by-mail in today’s Delaware Primary, many are still showing up to cast a ballot in person.


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The state primary election is just days away. Tens of thousands are returning their ballots under the no-excuse vote-by-mail option. 


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The Delaware Republican Party announced Wednesday it’s taking the Department of Elections to court over mail in voting.

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The local postal workers’ union says capacity in Delaware is being impacted by recent changes to equipment and overtime. 


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Delaware voters should have received applications to vote by mail for September’s primary election. 

The presidential primary election in Delaware is moving again due to COVID-19. It is now scheduled for July 7, after initially moving from April 28th to June 2nd.

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Delaware’s Presidential primary election is being delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. And Delaware’s Department of Elections is preparing for a surge in absentee ballots because the state is making it easier to vote that way.

 

 


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Delaware is getting renewed federal support for election security ahead of this year’s vote. 


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Delaware’s outgoing Elections Commissioner Elaine Manlove says she approves of Gov. John Carney’s pick to replace her.

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Officials are calling the trial run of the state’s new voting machines a success.

 

They were used for the first time in last week’s school board elections and Delaware Elections Commissioner Elaine Manlove says they worked perfectly.

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First State residents voting in May’s school board elections statewide will get the first look at Delaware’s new voting machines.