The election results for 2024's school board races have been released.

2024 Delaware school board election results

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The preliminary  results for the 2024 Delaware school board elections are in, and there will be five new faces sworn into their seats this summer. Across state’s 19 school districts, 16 candidates campaigned for seven open seats in seven districts. Here are this year’s winners: New Castle County Appoquinimink School District — Incumbent Norman A. Abrams Jr.   Colonial School …

governor

Governor’s race is seeing big money – from the candidates

Karl BakerGovernment, Headlines

  This story was originally published on Spotlight Delaware.  The three-way race to become Delaware’s Democratic candidate for governor is gearing up to be among the most expensive and competitive in recent history – and much of the money is flowing from the candidates’ own personal bank accounts. In December, Collin O’Mara, Delaware’s former chief environmental regulator, loaned his fledgling campaign $750,000 – …

Poll workers will receive a raise in their stipends, from as little as 57.9% to as high as 70.2%. (Photo by SDI Productions/iStock Getty Images)

Poll workers get significant raises; what do they do?

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

The Board of Elections announced in its monthly meeting Monday afternoon that poll workers are getting a raise. Inspectors, judges and clerks – referred to as election officers – will all see a significant spike to their pay. The raises comes a couple weeks after Judge Mark Conner of the Delaware Superior Court ruled in favor of former state attorney …

budget

State’s 2024 budget of $5.6 billion jumps 10% over 2023

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

A 2024 state budget that’s 10% higher than 2023’s led eight Republicans to vote against it Thursday in the House of Representatives, but that didn’t stop it from passing. House Bill 195, sponsored by Rep. William Carson, D-Smyrna, delineated how the $5.6 billion budget will be spent over the next fiscal year, which starts July 1. Carson is the vice …

Delaware early voting and primary

Voters talk early or mail-in voting vs. in-person

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Election officials had said that they didn’t know how early voting and mail-in voting might affect the polls Tuesday during Delaware’s primary election. This is the first year that Delaware has allowed early voting. Mail-in voting was allowed in the 2022 elections because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Workers at several polling places reported that voter turnout was lighter than usual, …