DELAWARE ELECTIONS – Who, What, Where & When

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There are a lot of new things about voting in Delaware. Vote by Mail was new during the pandemic, early voting is new to the First State this year. The Delaware Primary Election is Tuesday, September 13. The Delaware General Election is Tuesday, November 8. The polls will be open from 7am to 8pm for…

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Tuesday is Md. Primary Election Day

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The Maryland Primary, delayed due to court action over redistricting, finally arrives Tuesday July 19th. Numerous contests on the state, regional and local levels will be settled. Polls will be open between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Anyone with questions about polling places may contact their local elections office.Marylanders who wish to vote by mail…

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Vote by Mail Legislation Introduced in DE General Assembly

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Legislation has been filed in the General Assembly that would allow Delaware residents to vote by mail – starting this year. Senate Bill 320 – sponsored by Senator Kyle Evans Gay would direct the Department of Elections to provide an application for a mail ballot before a state primary, general or special election. A team…

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Md. GOP Lawmakers Unveil Election Security Bills

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Election integrity” is the goal of several bills unveiled by the Maryland General Assembly Joint Republican Caucus Thursday. One measure would prohibit the mass-mailing of unrequested absentee ballots. Under another bill, voters would be required to present identification at the polls to verify their name and mailing address with an election judge. A voter would…

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Md. Mails Out Requests For Mail-in Primary Ballots

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Maryland voters will start to receive forms to request a mail-in ballot in advance of the 2022 primary election. The Maryland State Board of Elections said Monday that more than 3,000,000 registered voters will have the option of asking for a mail-in ballot. Marylanders with a state driver’s license or MVA-issued ID card may also…

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Mail-In / Absentee Voting Proves Popular In Del.

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Tens of thousands of Delawareans have already voted in the General Election, thanks to absentee voting and mail-in balloting approved for this election cycle. Delaware Elections Commissioner Anthony Albence told WGMD News that about 180,000 requests had come in for absentee or mail-in ballots. About 110,000 requests had come from registered Democrats, nearly 37,000 had…

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Lawsuit Challenging Mailed Ballot Deadline Fails

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A Vice Chancellor with Delaware’s Court of Chancery issued an opinion Friday that rejected a lawsuit which sought to extend the deadline for mailed and absentee ballots to be counted. The League of Women Voters and the ACLU of Delaware went to court, contending that the vote-by-mail option approved by the General Assembly as a…

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Goucher College Releases Poll of Md. Likely Voters

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A poll of likely Maryland voters finds a lot of support for the Biden-Harris ticket.Goucher College surveyed 1,002 Marylanders and 776 were identified as likely voters.61% of those surveyed said they would vote for Joe Biden for President, and 30% favored President Donald Trump.Goucher College also asked likely voters their preferred method of casting a…

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Delaware GOP Loses Challenges To Vote-By-Mail

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The Delaware Republican Party has been denied injunctive relief in its attempt to stop the Department of Elections from sending out mail-in ballots and to keep votes cast by mail from being counted. Delaware Court of Chancery Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III issued a 24-page opinion Monday evening, several days after he heard arguments. The…

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Decision Expected Soon on Del. GOP Vote-By-Mail Lawsuit

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A Delaware Chancery Court Vice Chancellor is expected to issue a decision by Monday after hearing arguments in the Delaware Republican Party’s challenge to the state’s new mail-in voting procedure.The GOP filed a lawsuit last month contending that mail-in voting violates the state constitution and that it opens the potential for fraud, uncounted votes and…

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GOP Lawmaker Receives Democratic Ballot

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A Delaware lawmaker says his own experience shows why he has concerns about Delaware’s new mail-in voting system. State Representative Bryan Shupe, Republican of Milford, says he’s been a GOP registered voter for the last 15 years, but registered as a Democrat when he first became eligible to vote at age 18. Shupe posted a…

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Delaware GOP Sues Over Vote-By-Mail Plan

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The Delaware Republican Party filed suit in Delaware Court of Chancery Wednesday seeking to overturn Delaware’s vote-by-mail statute. The GOP contends that the procedure violates the Delaware Constitution in that a voter would not be required to show up in person to vote or, for limited reasons, vote by absentee. Delaware Republican Party Chair Jane…

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Del. AG Announces Lawsuit Over USPS Changes

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Delaware is one of several states suing the United States Postal Service over reported deliberate disruptions in operations during the pandemic. Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings was joined by several elected officials in announcing the lawsuit. She spoke of President Trump’s statement on national television about his opposition to mail-in voting and perceived intent to…

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Md. Gov. Hogan Presses For Expanded Voting Options

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Governor Larry Hogan wants Marylanders to have options in this year’s elections. He’s directed the State Board of Elections to come up with plans for early voting centers, an absentee and mail-in voting process and expanded hours at polling places. Voters would receive an application to send back to receive a mail-in ballot. Hogan says…

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Vote-By-Mail Is Coming To Delaware

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Less than a week before Delaware’s Presidential Primary, Governor John Carney has signed legislation to allow Delawareans to vote by mail in the September Delaware Primary and the November General Election. House Bill 346 creates an alternative to having to show up at the polls to vote during the coronavirus pandemic. Polling places will still…

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Vote-By-Mail Legislation Goes To Gov. Carney

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Delawareans will be able to head to the mailbox instead of the ballot box to vote in future elections, under a bill approved by the State Senate. The vote was 18-3. It now goes to Governor John Carney. The Department of Election will mail applications to vote by mail to each qualified voter. The application…

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Divided Del. House Passes Mail-In Vote Bill

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Delaware registered voters would be allowed to vote by mail for the September primary and the November General Election under a bill passed in the state House. Registered voters would receive an application in the mail first to send away for a mail-in ballot. The bill passed along party lines, with Democrats in favor and…

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