This bill removes the notary requirement for requests for absentee ballots. Delaware is the only state that requires a notary to authorize a voter’s affidavit for an absentee ballot. In some cases, the potential voter may have to pay for the notary and Delaware essentially charges them to vote.
This is a common sense reform even if it is sponsored by a Republican. I am desperately waiting for the reintroduction of No Excuse Absentee Voting legislation, or even better, a full Vote by Mail system in Delaware. We all must make voting easier.
SPONSORS: Yearick, Baumbach, Bentz, Bushweller, Dukes, Ennis, Heffernan, Henry, Kowalko, McDowell, Miro, Outten, Paradee, Pettyjohn, D.Short, Simspon, Walsh, Williams
YES VOTES: 0
NO VOTES: 0
HISTORY: Assigned to House Administration Committee
STATUS: Awaiting hearing in committee