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Delaware lawmakers consider voting by mail for school elections

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DOVER, Del. (AP) — State lawmakers are considering a bill mandating that all school elections in Delaware be done by mail.

The legislation to be considered by a Senate committee Wednesday also requires that school board elections and referendums be held on the second Tuesday of May.

The legislation also limits participating in school elections to registered voters.

The bill was introduced after some lawmakers received complaints last year about a successful Red Clay school district tax referendum.

The complaints included allegations of duplicate voting and concerns that the balloting coincided with “family fun nights” at schools serving as voting precincts. There were also complaints about parking making it difficult for some people to vote.

Supporters of the bill say it would help eliminate the potential for improper electioneering and increase voter participation.

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