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

Charles Megginson Government, 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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Voters head to the polls in Delaware’s general election

Charlie Megginson, Jarek Rutz Government, Headlines

With hours to go before polls close, nearly 200,000 Delawareans have already cast their ballots in the 2022 general election. If you haven’t voted yet (and you want to), here’s where you should go and what you should do. Of the votes already cast, about 48% have been by Democrats, 33% by Republicans, and 18% by people who belong to …

Election Results

Delaware election results 2022

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Jump to: Statewide candidates State Senate candidates State House candidates County candidates New Castle County Kent County Sussex County Republicans who predicted a red wave in Delaware’s 2022 general election were sorely mistaken. None of the Republican candidates for statewide office were successful in the election that brought out about 43% of registered voters. Lee Murphy, GOP candidate for Delaware’s …

Return Day

From politics to parties, this tradition dates back to 1812

Ken Mammarella, Delaware Journalism Collaborative Headlines, Culture

Delaware LIVE News is part of the Delaware Journalism Collaborative, a partnership of local news and community organizations working to bridge divides statewide. Learn more here. This is the story of cockfighting and barbecued chicken, of oxcarts and ox roasts, of political parties and alcohol-fueled parties and of at least one death. This is the story of Delaware’s Return Day, an …

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Early voting proves popular during general election

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Delawareans appear to like early voting. One poll worker at the Wilmington Riverfront polling place said there had been lines out the door since voting began Friday, including one celebrity voter: U.S. President Joe Biden, who voted Saturday alongside his granddaughter Natalie. On Monday, New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer cast his ballot at the same location. Meyer, who voted …

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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. …

Supreme Court of Delaware

Supreme Court hears voting cases; opinion to come later

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The fate of Delaware’s mail-in voting and same-day registration statutes — and Delawareans’ ability to do both in the Nov. 8 general election — rests in the hands of the Delaware Supreme Court. The court heard oral arguments on the matter Thursday in Dover.  Depending on its decision, the vote-by-mail statute passed by the General Assembly in July and deemed …

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What to know before Tuesday’s primary election

Charles Megginson Headlines, Government

Just one statewide incumbent and eight sitting members of the Delaware General Assembly will have a primary opponent when the polls open Tuesday. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Incumbent Auditor of Accounts Kathy McGuiness will face off against attorney and accountant Lydia York.  Eight incumbent members of the General Assembly have primary opponents, including Sen. …

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Early voting underway in Delaware’s primary election

Charles Megginson Government, 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 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 …