Governor John Carney on Thursday signed the fifteenth modification to his State of Emergency declaration, rescheduling Delaware’s presidential primary for July 7. The Delaware Department of Elections will mail absentee ballot applications to all registered Democrats and Republicans in the State of Delaware, providing all eligible registered Delaware voters the opportunity to vote by absentee ballot in the presidential primary election.
Eligible Delaware voters will be permitted to select the “sick” or “temporarily or permanently physically disabled” options on their absentee ballot application to cast a vote in the presidential primary election, even if they are not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. Voters must return the application to the Delaware Department of Elections or complete the process online to receive an absentee ballot. The Delaware Department of Elections will operate at least six polling places in each county to allow voters to cast ballots in person should they choose not to vote by absentee ballot.
Governor Carney’s order on Thursday also reschedules school board elections for July 21, and places additional requirements on municipalities that are conducting elections. The order requires districts and municipalities to enforce social distancing during elections, require face coverings, and limit crowds to 10 or fewer people at polling places.
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Additional information from Loretta Sarro, ODHH: This is an exercise to test the state’s plan to deliver emergency medication due to an outbreak or event. They need two people, who are Deaf, to go through the line and receive the empty bottle of the medication on Saturday, September 28th. I will be there all day. If you are interested in being volunteer, please call Beth MacDonald at email: Beth.MacDonald@delaware.gov or (302) 223-1355. Or, I will be happy to explain it to you through videophone: 302-504-4741 before you decide to be a volunteer.