Vote-by-mail, same-day registration ruled unconstitutional!!

Posted on 10-07-2022

Supreme Court strikes down vote-by-mail, same-day registration

 CHARLIE MEGGINSON OCTOBER 7, 2022 GOVERNMENT HEADLINES

Vote-by-mail ruled unconstitutional by Delaware Supreme Court

DELAWARE’S SUPREME COURT HAS RULED THE STATE’S MAIL-IN VOTING AND SAME-DAY REGISTRATION STATUTES UNCONSTITUTIONAL. (CHARLIE MEGGINSON/DELAWARE LIVE)

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court of Delaware has ruled the state’s mail-in voting and same-day voter registration statutes unconstitutional.

Neither will be allowed in the Nov. 8 general election.

Vote-by-mail, same-day registration ruled unconstitutional

In an abbreviated order, the court said the vote-by-mail statute “impermissibly expands the categories of absentee voters identified in Article V, Section 4A of the Delaware Constitution.

As for the same-day registration statute, the court said it conflicts with Article V, Section 4 of the Delaware Constitution.

The Supreme Court published its decision in a 3-page abbreviated order so as to allow as much time as possible for election officials and voters to communicate and understand changes to the upcoming election.

The Department of Elections planned to begin issuing mail-in ballots Monday, Oct. 10.

Traditional absentee voting is not affected by the court’s decision.

“A more formal opinion, fully explaining the Court’s views and the reasons supporting our unanimous decision, will issue in due course,” the court said. “The mandate shall issue immediately.”

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Charlie Megginson covers government and politics for Delaware LIVE News. Reach him at (302) 344-8293 or charlie@delawarelive.com. Follow him on Twitter @cmegginson4.