DE HB79 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 12-0)
Status: Introduced on March 16 2017 - 25% progression
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.

Tracking Information

Register now for our free OneVote public service or GAITS Professional trial account and you can begin tracking this and other legislation, all driven by the real-time data of the LegiScan API. Providing tools allowing you to research pending legislation, stay informed with email alerts, content feeds, and share dynamic reports. Use our new PolitiCorps to join with friends and collegaues to monitor & discuss bills through the process.

Monitor Legislation or view this same bill number from multiple sessions or take advantage of our national legislative search.


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

Delaware State Sources

Bill Comments