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House committee rejects bill to open primary voting

Bradley VasoliGovernment, Headlines

A Delaware House panel on Wednesday voted down a bill to open voting in Delaware’s primary elections to unaffiliated voters.  State Rep. Michael Smith, R-Newark, introduced the legislation with Reps. Bill Bush, D-Cheswold, and Sean Matthews, D-Middletown. But despite House Bill 43’s bipartisan sponsorship, the House Administration committee rejected it three-to-two along party lines with committee Democrats opposed.  Currently, a …

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Republican chair asks NCC election officials to resign

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

The chair of the Delaware Republican Party is calling for two election officials to resign after an election she calls “flawed in ways Delaware has never experienced, and should never experience again.” According to GOP leader Jane Brady, “ineffective and incompetent management” caused 10 or more polling locations to run out of ballots, stopping voting in some of those locations …

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Elections Dept. says voting machine issues won’t happen again

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

The Delaware Department of Elections has taken steps to ensure polling places never run out of ballots again, officials said during a Board of Elections meeting Monday night. The announcement came after several polling places in New Castle County ran out of ballot activation cards during the Nov. 8 general election. Activation cards refer to the blank pieces of paper …

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How to vote in Delaware’s Nov. 8 general election

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

There are three ways to vote in Delaware’s Nov. 8 general election: absentee, early, or in person on election day. Earlier this month, the Delaware Supreme Court ruled no-excuse mail-in voting unconstitutional. The decision has left many voters unsure of the rules. RELATED: Who’s running in Delaware’s Nov. 8 general election? General election The general election will be held Nov. …

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Vote-by-mail ruling: More complex than simply barring it

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

  Republicans were quick to say “we told you so” Thursday as word spread that a Chancery Court judge had ruled that Delaware’s new vote-by-mail law violates the state Constitution. Democrats were quick to say the ruling – all but guaranteed to be appealed to the Delaware Supreme Court – will disenfranchise voters, especially low-income voters and people of color. …

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Delaware judge halts mail-in voting

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

A Chancery Court judge has ruled Delaware’s new mail-in voting provision unconstitutional. In an 87-page memorandum opinion issued Wednesday afternoon, Vice Chancellor Nathan Cook said allowing mail-in voting in the Nov. 8 general election “will result in the dilution of constitutional votes with unconstitutional votes.” Cook issued an injunction that will prevent the Department of Elections from accepting applications for …

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Early voting underway in Delaware’s primary election

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Even though Delaware’s primary election isn’t until Sept. 13, about 773 Delawareans have already cast their vote at one of the state’s 13 early voting locations. The 2022 primary is the first full-scale election to allow early voting. The state allowed early voting once before during the 4th Representative District special election in March. House Bill 38, which authorized the …

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How to vote in Delaware’s upcoming elections

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Delaware voters have several options to cast their ballots in the upcoming primary and general elections thanks to two new laws passed during the General Assembly’s most recent legislative session. Senate Bill 320 created an opt-in vote-by-mail system wherein voters have to request a ballot before one is sent. Under the law, ballots and ballot applications will never be automatically …

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Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – July 28, 2022

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: COMMUNITY UD’s REP to offer 2-play season, bonus shows 7 named to state Women’s Hall of Fame Wilmington turns stables into art studios Property near Brandywine Creek trail turns public BUSINESS Wawa to pay Delaware 450K over 2019 data breach FOOD & DINING 9 Delaware restaurants …

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AG candidate Murray sues Dept. of Elections over mail-in voting

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

A Republican candidate for attorney general has filed suit against the Delaware Department of Elections over a new law that allows voters to request and submit ballots through the mail. The lawsuit marks the second legal challenge to Senate Bill 320, both filed in the Court of Chancery by well-known members of Delaware’s Republican Party. Julianne Murray, a Georgetown-based lawyer …