More than half of all registered voters in Delaware cast a ballot in November — the highest turnout for a midterm election in the state in at least two decades. Even more voters are expected to cast ballots in 2020 when President Donald Trump and Gov. John Carney will be running for a second term. But some say the state’s voting laws are actually keeping eligible voters from participating in state and federal elections. After multiple failed attempts in recent years, House Democrats now believe they are just weeks away from enacting a trio of reforms designed to remove some of those hurdles, as they see it.
“Voting is a fundamental part of our society,” state Rep. David Bentz, D-Christiana, said. “We should be doing everything in our power to make it easier for working Delawareans across the state to vote in our elections.”
Bentz is the prime sponsor of a bill that would allow early voting in Delaware for the first time. The First State is now one of only a dozen that still requires the vast majority of voters to visit the polls on election day.
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