Efforts to revive a same-day voter registration bill are underway in Delaware. A new bill is expected to be introduced in the state Senate in June when lawmakers return from recess. House lawmakers barely approved a similar bill in 2014 over concerns related to potential voter fraud. It was released from a Senate committee, but was never taken up on the Senate floor.
Some opponents raise questions about potential voter fraud. Others argue voting is a privilege and those who want to participate should know the regulations surrounding it.
Supporters, like John Flaherty of the Delaware Coalition for Open Government, says arbitrarily setting a registration deadline weeks before an election disadvantages those who might’ve just moved to the state or changed districts.