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General Assembly passes permanent mail-in voting

Charles Megginson Headlines, Government

Delaware voters will be able to cast their ballots through the mail in all future elections thanks to a bill passed by the House of Representatives late Wednesday evening. All but one Democrat voted for Senate Bill 320, which many Republicans and their attorneys say violates the Constitution. Rep. Bill Bush, D-Cheswold, abstained from the vote after a debate that …

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Bill to bypass Constitution, create vote-by-mail system passes committee

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A bill to bypass the need to amend Delaware’s Constitution and cement no-excuse absentee ballots in future elections was released from a House Committee Wednesday despite objections from Republicans.  Senate Bill 320, sponsored by Sen. Kyle Evans Gay, D-Ardens, has already passed in the Senate.  If passed, the bill creates an opt-in vote-by-mail system wherein voters will have to request …

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21 Delaware towns cancel elections after seats go unopposed

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

If you harbored any fears that the elections of 2022 would be a raging repeat, on a local level, of the chaos of 2020, you’d be wrong. So far, 21 of Delaware’s 57 cities and towns have canceled elections because each candidate was unopposed. That includes Newark. When candidates run unopposed, so long as they meet all of the qualifications, …

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Wilmington term limit resolution could allow officials to spend 36 years on council

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Wilmington Councilwoman Shané Darby, D-District 2. UPDATE: Councilwoman Shané Darby has informed Delaware LIVE/Town Square LIVE that she will not be in attendance at Thursday’s City Council meeting. The resolutions will now be heard during the Jan. 6, 2022 meeting. Wilmington’s city council will vote on two contentious resolutions next month, both sponsored by Shané Darby.  The first resolution asks …