Bipartisan effort to improve local elections

Posted on 03-19-2022

Bipartisan effort to improve local elections gains traction in Delaware General Assembly

Published in the Delaware State News, by Logan Anderson. Full article can be seen at,73788

Senate Bill 233, introduced by Sen. S. Elizabeth “Tizzy” Lockman, D-Wilmington, if enacted, would end municipal voter registration requirements for all Delaware cities and towns when it comes to local elections.

“I think fundamentally this bill is about access to the vote for all Delawareans,” Sen. Lockman said.

Last year, [shupe] introduced HB 146 to tackle this issue, but the bill ultimately didn’t go anywhere.

“Since it did not seem that HB 146 was moving, I decided to contact some colleagues in the Senate for support. (Sen. Lockman), a Democrat from Wilmington, who was an original supporter of the bill is now taking the charge and created SB 233 … It is the same bill but now being heard in the Senate to gain more attention,” Rep. Shupe said.

“This commitment from Sen. Lockman, a Democrat, and me a Republican show that there are issues like voting rights that go beyond partisan politics. Our hope is that by passing both House and Senate committees, this issue cannot be ignored any longer,” Rep. Shupe said.

Full article can be seen at,73788

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