DE HB79 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 12-0)
Status: Introduced on March 16 2017 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2017-03-16 - Introduced and Assigned to House Administration Committee in House
Pending: House Administration Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


Section 1 of this Act updates Delawares existing Motor Voter Program to adopt an automatic voter registration process. Currently, when Delawareans apply for, renew, or replace a drivers license or identification card, they must choose to register to vote, update an existing registration, or decline registration. This bill would require eligible voters to instead opt out of having their information automatically shared with the Delaware Department of Elections for registration. Six states and the District of Columbia have enacted similar opt out policies.

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An Act To Amend Title 15 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Registration Of Voters.



2017-03-16 Introduced and Assigned to House Administration Committee in House

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