Delaware’s quirky law allowed 16 year olds to vote. @washingtonpost @foxnews

HB 281 Signed into Law September 10, 2010. Republicans didn’t have the foresight to make an amendment to exude Special Election. The intent of the law was clear as it referenced “general elections”. However, laws for those who can vote in special election reverts back to the same for general elections. 

Legislation: HB 381

Current Delaware law allows individuals 18 and older, and those who will turn 18 before the next general election, to register to vote through the Division of Motor Vehicles.  This act would allow 16 year olds to register to vote through the Division of Motor Vehicle at the time they first apply for their driver’s license. Such individuals, however, will not be allowed to vote unless they will turn 18 before the next general election.

Delaware House of Representatives

Date: 5/6/10 05:23 PM

Status: Passed

Vote Type: SM

Yes: 27
No: 9
Not Voting: 3
Absent: 2
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