In 34 states, citizens are able to request mail-in ballots without needing an excuse. This is a safe, secure, and easy means of voting which can increase voter participation significantly.

Currently, the Delaware Constitution limits absentee voting to a handful of circumstances, or "excuses," under which Delawareans may request an absentee ballot. House Bill 75 aims to permanently guarantee the right to no-excuse mail-in voting by amending the Delaware State Constitution and providing the General Assembly with power to regulate the circumstances, rules, and procedures for absentee voting.

Sponsors

Rep. David Bentz (RD 18), Sen. Stephanie Hansen (SD 10), Sen. Nicole Poore (SD 12), Sen. Trey Paradee (SD 17), Rep. Valerie Longhurst (RD 15)

Status

Out of Committee: Ready for House Consideration

Session

151st General Assembly

Bill number

Position

Support