By JOEL WILLIAMS
BALLOTPEDIA VIA THE CENTER SQUARE
(The Center Square) — The Delaware Supreme Court recently issued a ruling in Albence v. Biggin and Mennella, finding that a state law permitting no-excuse mail-in voting and same-day voter registration was unconstitutional.
Voters in Delaware may now only receive mail ballots under certain conditions, and the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 8 general election is Saturday.
The majority-Democratic state legislature passed the legislation allowing both no-excuse mail-in voting and same-day registration passed this summer. Legislators passed the laws after votes to put them on the ballot as a constitutional amendment failed.
In a response to the ruling, a spokesman for Democratic Gov. John Carney said, “The governor’s position has been simple and consistent,. We should make it easier – not harder – for all eligible Delawareans to vote and participate in our democratic process.”
Jane Brady, Delaware Republican Party chair, said, “I am very pleased that the court recognized the language of the constitution means something and it was important that the ruling they issued was supported by law.”