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After a landslide victory in Tuesday night’s primary, Gov. John Carney now faces a general election challenge from Republican Julianne Murray.


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It’s Primary election day in Delaware. Voters in both parties cast their ballots for statewide and local offices.

 

Polls are open from 7 am until 8pm.

Yvette Santiago, Sherae'a Moore & Matt Powell

With Delaware’s primary election just a week away, our Races to Watch series looks at a key state House race in the Middletown area.

 

Incumbent Quinn Johnson is not running - and Delaware Public Media’s Roman Battaglia introduces us to the three Democrats hoping to fill his 8th District seat.


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Candidates in Delaware’s 7th District state Senate faced off in a virtual debate Thursday night.


Robert Wilson, Lisa Briggs & Cyndie Green

Our Delaware primary “Races to Watch” series returns to Sussex County Council and looks at District 2, where Sam Wilson is retiring, leaving that seat up for grabs.

Delaware Public Media’s Roman Battaglia talks to the candidates seeking to fill it in this month’s Republican primary.

 

 

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Delaware is expecting a huge surge in mail in votes in the upcoming September primary and November general election.

 

Delaware Public Media's Roman Battaglia talked to the political parties to see how that’s changing their voter outreach game.

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Sen. Tom Carper questioned the United States Postmaster General in a senate hearing Friday.

 

And he got angry at Louis DeJoy over the recent delays in service and dismantling of sorting machines.


 

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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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Dover holds a special election Tuesday to fill a city council vacancy created by Tanner Polce’s resignation.


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Republican Gubernatorial candidate Julianne Murray announced a pledge to more strongly support small businesses in the First State.


The Rehoboth Beach Municipal Election is this Saturday.

 

And There’s a record number of absentee voters.


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Record numbers of Delawareans voted absentee in the presidential primary earlier this month and this week’s school board elections.


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Slots on school boards in districts across the state were decided Tuesday.

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Voters across Delaware cast ballots Tuesday in local school board elections.


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Rony Baltazar-Lopez was the first latino and one of the youngest school board members on the Milford School District Board of Education.

He was appointed to the board last year to fill a vacated spot. He now seeks a full five year term on the board in the upcoming election.

Baltazar-Lopez faces a challenger in the election, Scott Willey, a construction company owner. Willey did not respond with availability for an interview.

Here is the full interview with Baltazar-Lopez:

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Two candidates for school board will face off in the election on Tuesday in the Caesar Rodney School District.

Record numbers of voters are expected to cast ballots in this year’s Delaware school board elections.

 

Three candidates vie for one five year term on Capital’s Board of Education.

 

Anthony DePrima is the incumbent, after being appointed to fill the seat vacated when Ralph Taylor was elected to city council last year.  DePrima says he offers unique experience as a former Dover city manager and planning director.

Turnout for Delaware’s annual school board elections is often low - and almost no-one votes absentee. But this year, a record number of people are requesting absentee ballots.


Candidates for Mayor and city commissioner in Rehoboth Beach squared off Wednesday in a virtual candidate forum.


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Delaware is one of the last states to hold its presidential primary this year. The election was pushed back twice because of COVID-19.


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The budget-writing Joint Finance Committee will see completely new leadership next year.

 

Both co-chairs are leaving the state legislature at the end of session.

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The First State’s Governor's race this year could look just like 2016. 

After a lopsided loss to now Gov. John Carney in 2016, Republican State Sen. Colin Bonini is throwing his hat in the ring for a second time.

 

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Residents in the city of Dover’s 1st district will soon see a special election to fill a soon to be vacated city council seat.

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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Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) is joining other Senate Democrats backing an elections bill inspired in-part by voting challenges during the coronavirus pandemic. The measure is also receiving support from local elections officials.   

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A new bill in the Delaware House would allow First State residents to vote by mail in all national and local elections.

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The Delaware Office of Management and Budget has requested $10 million for new state voting machines.

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Sen. Chris Coons could have a say in Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore’s future in the Senate if Moore is elected to the chamber next week. He's vice chair of the Senate’s Ethics Committee.


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Delaware is the latest state to say “no” to a White House commission asking states for data from its voter rolls.

Early voting bill hits Legislative Hall

Mar 28, 2017
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Delawareans unable to make it to the polls on Election Day could see some relief under a new bill.


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