WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, the Delaware Senate passed House Substitute 1 to House Bill 25, legislation that would enact same-day voter registration in Delaware in time for this year’s elections. The bill passed 14-7, with all Democrats voting in favor and all Republicans opposed. It now awaits the signature of Gov. John Carney (D).
If Gov. Carney signs the bill into law, the deadline to register to vote in a Delaware election will be the day of the election. Additionally, any unregistered Delawarean will be able to register at their polling place during in-person voting by submitting a completed application and required proof-of-identity documents such as a photo ID or utility bill.