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State lawmakers on both sides of the aisle can’t seem to agree on election bills, despite having done so before.


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Election reform advocates were disappointed after a constitutional amendment to allow no-excuse absentee voting failed in the state House Thursday.


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Democratic state lawmakers hope to make it easier for Delawareans to register to vote.

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Milford residents also vote on a referendum Tuesday that would allow the city to raise funds for a new police station.

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Delaware could join more than 20 states in making it easier for people to register to vote.

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The Election in Delaware went off without a hitch, despite an ongoing pandemic.

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Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings addressed voters’ rights and safety Tuesday afternoon as voting continued across the First State. 

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If anything is certain on election day, it’s enthusiasm among voters is through the roof.


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Delaware was recently the subject of a CDC study to see if the federal agency’s COVID recommendations work during an election.


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


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

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.

 


A red and white sign with an arrow pointing towards doors that says "Polling Place"
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Some University of Delaware students are getting credit for working polls during the General Election. 


Mark Arehart / Delaware Public Media

The First State started piloting a new internet-based voting system this presidential primary. Elections officials quietly dropped the system last week in response to security concerns, as absentee ballots continue to roll in.


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 is piloting a new electronic ballot marking and cloud-based storage system for a limited population of voters during its presidential primary next month. 


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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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Some University of Delaware students participated in National Voter Registration Day Tuesday by helping their peers register to vote.

 


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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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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.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

As Election Day in November approaches, the University of Delaware’s Center for Disabilities Studies is talking about civic engagement in the disability community.


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Primary voters have until 11:59 p.m. Saturday  to get registered for next month’s Sept. 6th elections. Trends show more residents registering as Democrats over the past three years.


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Delaware House Democrats are pushing for an expansion of voting rights in the First State with a pair of bills passed last week.


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Rehoboth Beach city commissioners will hear from the public Saturday at a town hall about possibly extending voting eligibility to limited liability companies.


Delaware to send bids for new voting equipment

Sep 13, 2017
Delaware Department of Elections

Delaware will put out a request for bids on new voting machines by the end of month.

Delaware’s current voting machines have been in use since 1996.

Decision time: Delawareans cast their ballots

Nov 8, 2016
Mark Arehart / Delaware Public Media

The polls are open and Delawareans are flocking to voting booths up and down the state.