TITLE 15

Elections

Registration of Voters

CHAPTER 11. GENERAL PROVISIONS


(a) Persons who have registered to vote in accordance with the provisions of this title shall not be removed from the voting rolls so long as their permanent place of residence is within this State, they have not been disenfranchised for any cause prescribed in the laws of this State or their registration has not been canceled as provided elsewhere in this title.

(b) Registered voters who change their permanent place of residence within this State or legally change their name should update their voter registration record as elsewhere provided in this title.

21 Del. Laws, c. 36, § 1; Code 1915, § 1630; 34 Del. Laws, c. 106, § 1; 37 Del. Laws, c. 117, § 7; Code 1935, § 1717; 43 Del. Laws, c. 121, § 6; 44 Del. Laws, c. 106, § 1; 45 Del. Laws, c. 145, § 6; 15 Del. C. 1953, § 1102; 49 Del. Laws, c. 17, § 1; 50 Del. Laws, c. 169, § 1; 70 Del. Laws, c. 188, § 1; 77 Del. Laws, c. 227, §§ 19, 20.;

(a) Persons and entities registering people to vote within the State of Delaware shall keep a log of all voter registration applications solicited, deliver all applications for Delaware citizens and a copy of the log covering those applications to the State Election Commissioner or a department of elections within 10 days of soliciting the applications, deliver the applications for citizens of other states to the chief election official of those states, and list the person or group conducting the voter registration drive along with the name of the solicitor on each application.

(b) Each voter registration application solicited during a voter registration drive shall include a sequential application number for tracking purposes.

(c) The log required above shall include the name of the person or organization conducting the drive, the inclusive dates that the applications listed thereon were collected, and a list of the full name of the applicant and associated application number for each application collected.

(d) Persons and groups conducting voter registration drives within the State should register with the State Election Commissioner or a department of elections using a form promulgated by the State Election Commissioner.

(e) Persons collecting voter registration applications should have each applicant initial their party affiliation selection.

(f) Persons collecting voter registration applications in order for a political party to obtain ballot status shall clearly communicate to each applicant that by completing the voter registration application they may be changing their political party affiliation.

75 Del. Laws, c. 232, § 7; 77 Del. Laws, c. 227, § 2.;

(a) Persons and entities registering people to vote within the State shall keep a log of all voter registration applications solicited, deliver all applications for Delaware citizens and a copy of the log covering those applications to the State Election Commissioner or the Department within 10 days of soliciting the applications, deliver the applications for citizens of other states to the chief election official of those states, and list the person or group conducting the voter registration drive along with the name of the solicitor on each application.

(b) Each voter registration application solicited during a voter registration drive shall include a sequential application number for tracking purposes.

(c) The log required above shall include the name of the person or organization conducting the drive, the inclusive dates that the applications listed thereon were collected, and a list of the full name of the applicant and associated application number for each application collected.

(d) Persons and groups conducting voter registration drives within the State should register with the State Election Commissioner or the Department using a form promulgated by the State Election Commissioner.

(e) Persons collecting voter registration applications should have each applicant initial their party affiliation selection.

(f) Persons collecting voter registration applications in order for a political party to obtain ballot status shall clearly communicate to each applicant that by completing the voter registration application they may be changing their political party affiliation.

75 Del. Laws, c. 232, § 7; 77 Del. Laws, c. 227, § 2; 79 Del. Laws, c. 275, § 16.;

(a) If paper registration records are lost, destroyed, mutilated or defaced, the affected department or departments shall not replace the records but shall use the State's Election Management System database as the source of voter registration data for the persons whose records were so affected.

(b) The State Election Commissioner, in collaboration with the Department of Technology and Information, shall establish and maintain a disaster recovery program that would provide the State Election Commissioner and the departments of elections immediate access to a duplicate version of the Election Management System and associated databases in event of a disaster that makes the production system unavailable.

(c) The State Election Commissioner and the departments of elections shall no later than January 1, 2008, implement a continuity of operations plan that would permit any of the agencies to continue operations if any of the agencies are denied access to its offices during critical periods.

Code 1915, § 1630; 34 Del. Laws, c. 106, § 1; 37 Del. Laws, c. 117, § 7; Code 1935, § 1717; 43 Del. Laws, c. 121, § 6; 44 Del. Laws, c. 106, § 1; 45 Del. Laws, c. 145, § 6; 15 Del. C. 1953, § 1104; 49 Del. Laws, c. 17, § 3; 50 Del. Laws, c. 169, § 1; 75 Del. Laws, c. 232, § 8; 77 Del. Laws, c. 227, § 2.;

(a) If paper registration records are lost, destroyed, mutilated or defaced, the affected department or departments shall not replace the records but shall use the State's Election Management System database as the source of voter registration data for the persons whose records were so affected.

(b) The State Election Commissioner, in collaboration with the Department of Technology and Information, shall establish and maintain a disaster recovery program that would provide the State Election Commissioner and the offices of the Department in each county immediate access to a duplicate version of the Election Management System and associated databases in event of a disaster that makes the production system unavailable.

(c) The State Election Commissioner and the departments of elections shall no later than January 1, 2008, implement a continuity of operations plan that would permit any of the agencies to continue operations if any of the agencies are denied access to its offices during critical periods.

Code 1915, § 1630; 34 Del. Laws, c. 106, § 1; 37 Del. Laws, c. 117, § 7; Code 1935, § 1717; 43 Del. Laws, c. 121, § 6; 44 Del. Laws, c. 106, § 1; 45 Del. Laws, c. 145, § 6; 15 Del. C. 1953, § 1104; 49 Del. Laws, c. 17, § 3; 50 Del. Laws, c. 169, § 1; 75 Del. Laws, c. 232, § 8; 77 Del. Laws, c. 227, § 2; 79 Del. Laws, c. 275, § 17.;

Repealed by 64 Del. Laws, c. 424, § 2, effective Jan. 1, 1985.;