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  • DE HB395
  • An Act To Amend Title 15 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Municipal Elections.
Introduced
(6/2/2016)
In Committee
(6/16/2016)
Crossed Over
(6/16/2016)
Passed
(7/1/2016)
Signed
(8/10/2016)
Dead/Failed/Vetoed
148th General Assembly
Pursuant to longstanding United States Supreme Court precedent, it is unconstitutional to require a person to be a resident of the voting state, district, or municipality for any length of time that exceeds the time necessary to effectively register voters prior to an election. See Marston v. Lewis, 410 U.S. 679 (1973); Dunn v. Blumstein, 405 U.S. 330 (1972). In Delaware, 30 days prior to the election is the current deadline for registering to vote in statewide and national elections. 15 Del. C. 2036. This bill would prohibit any municipality from enacting or maintaining any durational residency or property ownership requirement for voting eligibility, and sets the maximum deadline for registration at 30 days prior to a municipal election. This will bring Delaware’s municipal voting laws in line with federal constitutional standards.
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signed by Governor  (on 8/10/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
8/10/2016 S signed by Governor
7/1/2016 H Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 37 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 4 ABSENT 0 VACANT
7/1/2016 S Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 17 YES 2 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
7/1/2016 S Amendment SA 1 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 19 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
7/1/2016 S Amendment SA 1 - Introduced in Senate
6/22/2016 S Reported Out of Committee (ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES/ELECTIONS) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
6/16/2016 S Assigned to Administrative Services/Elections Committee in Senate
6/16/2016 H Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 37 YES 2 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
6/16/2016 H Amendment HA 1 - Passed in House by Voice Vote
6/16/2016 H Amendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
6/15/2016 H Reported Out of Committee (HOUSE ADMINISTRATION) in House with 5 On Its Merits
6/2/2016 H Introduced and Assigned to House Administration Committee in House
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 7/1/2016 House Third Reading 37 0 4
Detail 7/1/2016 Senate Third Reading 17 2 2