The fight for no-excuse absentee voting continues

Sign Your Name to Support No-Excuse Absentee Voting

Sponsored by Representative David Bentz, House Bill 75, the no-excuse absentee voting constitutional amendment, aims to permanently guarantee the right to no-excuse mail-in voting by amending the Delaware State Constitution and providing the General Assembly with power to regulate the circumstances, rules, and procedures for absentee voting.

Currently, the Delaware Constitution limits absentee voting to a handful of circumstances, or "excuses," under which Delawareans may request an absentee ballot, but in 34 states, citizens are able to request mail-in ballots without needing an excuse. This is a safe, secure, and easy means of voting. When we make voting more accessible, more people participate. For example, last year, when the General Assembly expanded access to absentee ballots in response to the COVID-19 crisis, Delaware saw over a 15% increase in voter participation as compared to 2016.

Help us prepare for the fight to pass HB 75 in the 2022 legislative session: Sign this petition to show your support!

Learn more about the Delaware Voting Rights Coalition and our effort to pass HB 75 by visiting our website.

Members of the General Assembly,

We urge you to pass HB 75, the no-excuse absentee voting constitutional amendment, when you return to legislative session in January 2022.

A Constitutional amendment makes sense. Safe and secure absentee voting has existed for nearly 80 years in Delaware – our elections officials know how to ensure that every registered voter’s ballot counts, whether cast in-person, by mail, or at early vote locations.

Please stand with Delaware voters and support HB 75 when you return to session in January.