Del. Supreme Court issues opinion, declaring vote by mail law unconstitutional

DOVER, Del. – The Delaware Supreme Court has issued an opinion that universal mail-in voting and same-day registration violate the constitution.

This past summer, the Delaware General Assembly passed a law allowing universal mail-in voting and same-day voter registration. The Public Interest Legal Foundation then filed a lawsuit against the law, alleging that it violated Delaware’s Constitution.

In the opinion, the Court states that Article V, Section 4A of the Delaware Constitution only allows for absentee voting in certain enumerated circumstances. In addition, the Court writes that the state constitution establishes a deadline for voter registration.

The full written opinion can be found here.

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