LWVDE Action Alert on Voting Legislation

LWVDE Action Alert on Voting Legislation

League of Women Voters of Delaware
Time Range For Action Alert: 
April 20, 2020 to May 30, 2020


The League of Women Voters of Delaware is asking you to contact your legislators and the governor on each of the following two votes by mail options. 

  • HB175 is currently on the ready list in the legislature, but given the shortened session, may not be considered. This bill would allow any qualified voter to contact the State Elections Commission for a vote by mail ballot, which you can drop off at any polling place or secure drop box. Passage of HB175 would enable Delaware to join the 28 states that currently allow voters to vote by mail without providing a reason.

  • On March 27 the CARES Act was signed into law.  This federal legislation includes $400 million for states to prepare for the 2020 elections.  Delaware could take advantage of these funds to create a comprehensive vote by mail process where the state mails ballots to every registered voter automatically. Five states currently vote by mail, and many other states are considering changing to all vote by mail if health risks remain in November.  

For more information on this legislation, please read the original LWVDE Action Alert here.  It also contains voting and census information.





Issues referenced by this action alert: