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

Charles Megginson Government, 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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Delaware Supreme Court to hear vote-by-mail appeal Thursday

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The Delaware Supreme Court on Thursday will consider whether the state’s new mail-in voting law violates the Delaware Constitution. The Department of Elections appealed an earlier ruling from the Delaware Court of Chancery deeming the law unconstitutional. RELATED: Delaware judge halts mail-in voting “My injunction in this matter was compelled by an advisory decision from five decades ago that, in …

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Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – September 22, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Wilmington launches police cadet apprenticeship Food Beach’s iconic Summer House sold to Nalu’s owner Government Will this Republican in solid blue district win again? Mail-in voting ruling on hold pending Supreme Court appeal Is DeSantis sending immigrants to Sussex County? Wilmington gun violence report: Pay …

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Mail-in voting ruling on hold pending Supreme Court appeal

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The Delaware Department of Elections will be allowed to continue processing mail-in voting applications and preparing ballots while it appeals last week’s Chancery Court decision rendering the new law unconstitutional. The department will not be allowed to mail ballots to voters. In a letter opinion Monday, Vice Chancellor Nathan Cook granted the Department of Elections’ request to stay his ruling …

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

Charles Megginson Government, 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. …

Mail-in voting

Delaware judge halts mail-in voting

Charles Megginson Government, 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 …

Delaware early voting and primary

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

Betsy Price Government, 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, …

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Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – September 1, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Odyssey to offer state’s first AP African American history course Rotary flags line Wilmington Riverwalk until Sept. 19 Libraries test tech allowing patrons to self-checkout Food & Dining Falafels seem to be having a moment in Delaware Bellevue Diner opening on Philadelphia Pike Government Is …

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Mail-in voting lawsuits set for court hearing Wednesday

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Two lawsuits challenging Delaware’s mail-in voting system will be the subject of a hearing in the Delaware Court of Chancery Wednesday.  The suits were brought on behalf of numerous plaintiffs by GOP chair Jane Brady and Republican candidate for attorney general Julianne Murray. Brady and Murray are representing the plaintiffs in their capacities as private attorneys — not on behalf …

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How to vote in Delaware’s upcoming elections

Charles Megginson Government, 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 …