DE SB127 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)
Status: Engrossed on January 11 2018 - 50% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2018-04-25 - Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 5 On Its Merits
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


This legislation corrects an inadvertent error in Delaware law that has permitted people younger than 18 years of age to vote in final-stage elections. People must be 18 years of age or older to be eligible to vote in a final-stage election such as general elections, special elections, school board elections, and school district referendums. However, people younger than 18 years of age can vote in any preliminary election, such as primary elections, if they will be 18 years of age at the time of the final-stage election.

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An Act To Amend Title 15 Relating To Voter Registration.


Roll Calls

2018-01-11 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 20 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2018-04-25 Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 5 On Its Merits
2018-01-17 Assigned to House Administration Committee in House
2018-01-11 Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
2017-06-28 Reported Out of Committee (Elections & Government Affairs) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
2017-06-22 Introduced and Assigned to Elections & Government Affairs Committee in Senate

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