Gov. Carney signs vote by mail legislation

WILMINGTON, Del. – On Wednesday, Governor John Carney signed House Bill 346, which allows Delawareans to vote by mail in the 2020 primary, general, and special elections.

The bill makes voting by mail an alternative to in-person voting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and establishes procedures for voting by mail, which are similar to the procedures for absentee voting.

Officials say voting by mail does not replace in-person voting, which will be available for those wishing to do so.

“My position on this issue has been simple and consistent. We should make it easier – not harder – for all Delawareans to exercise their fundamental right to vote and participate in our democratic process,” said Carney. “That’s especially important this year as our state and country continue to grapple with the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic. This legislation will make sure that Delawareans can fairly and securely cast their ballots and have their voices heard.”

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