DE HB30 | 2021-2022 | 151st General Assembly


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 11-3)
Status: Engrossed on May 18 2021 - 50% progression
Action: 2021-05-18 - Assigned to Elections & Government Affairs Committee in Senate
Pending: Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


Section 1 of this bill moves the date of primary elections for statewide office, county office, and municipal office to the fourth Tuesday in April, which is the date of the presidential primary (in presidential election years). The dates for submitting and withdrawing notification of candidacy have been adjusted accordingly. Section 2 of the bill changes the deadline for a minor political party selecting its candidate at the partys convention. Section 3 of the bill changes the deadline for filing certificates of nomination from September 1st to April 1st. Section 4 changes the closed period in which a voter is not allowed to change his or her political affiliation to match the 60-day limit in 15 Del. C. ยง 3189 for presidential primaries.

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An Act To Amend Title 15 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Primary Elections.


Roll Calls

2021-05-18 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 37 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-05-18 Assigned to Elections & Government Affairs Committee in Senate
2021-05-18 Passed By House. Votes: 37 YES 4 NO
2021-04-20 Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 1 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
2020-12-04 Introduced and Assigned to Administration Committee in House

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