Rep. David Bentz’s HB79 would turn Delaware’s existing Motor Voter Program into an automatic voter registration system. Currently, when Delawareans apply for, renew, or replace a driver’s license or identification card, they must choose to register to vote, update an existing registration, or decline registration. This bill would require eligible voters to instead “opt out” of having their information automatically shared with the Delaware Department of Elections for registration.
Notice how there are no Republicans among the sponsors. They really oppose voting and making voting easier.
SPONSORS: Bentz, McDowell, Potter, Henry, Townsend, Baumbach, Heffernan, J.Johnson, Kowalko, Osienski, B.Short, Williams
HISTORY: Introduced into the House Administration Committee on 3/16/17
STATUS: Waiting on a hearing in committee.