TITLE 15

Elections

General Elections

CHAPTER 54. Early Voting [Effective Jan. 1, 2022].

§ 5401. Applicability [Effective Jan. 1, 2022].

This chapter applies to the following elections:

(1) A primary election.

(2) A general election.

(3) A special election to fill a vacancy in a statewide office, the General Assembly, or an office covered by Chapter 73 of this title.

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§ 5402. Early voting; designated locations [Effective Jan. 1, 2022].

The State Election Commissioner shall designate locations at which a qualified voter, duly registered, may vote in person during at least 10 days before an election, up to and including the Saturday and Sunday immediately before an election.

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§ 5403. Designation and publication of early voting locations [Effective Jan. 1, 2022].

(a) The State Election Commissioner shall designate and publish the early voting locations at least 30 days before an election.

(b) The State Election Commissioner shall only designate a location as an early voting location if it meets the requirements of § 4512 of this title.

(c) In an election for a statewide office, at least 1 early voting location must be designated in each county, with an additional early voting location in the City of Wilmington.

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§ 5404. Hours at designated early voting locations [Effective Jan. 1, 2022].

(a) The State Election Commissioner shall open the designated early voting locations for at least 8 hours on each day of early voting.

(b) The State Election Commissioner shall close the designated early voting locations no earlier than 7 p.m. on each day of early voting and shall open the designated early voting locations by 7 a.m. on at least 5 of the early voting days.

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§ 5405. Procedure for conducting early voting [Effective Jan. 1, 2022].

Except as otherwise provided under this chapter, the procedure for early voting is as established under Chapter 49 of this title.

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§ 5406. Method of early voting [Effective Jan. 1, 2022].

The State Election Commissioner shall determine whether early voting occurs by voting machine or paper ballot.

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§ 5407. Tabulation of early voting ballots [Effective Jan. 1, 2022].

Early voting ballots must be tabulated at the same time as absentee ballots.

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§ 5408. Daily updates of polling records [Effective Jan. 1, 2022].

The Department of Elections shall establish procedures for daily updates of polling records to ensure the integrity of each election.

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