Letter to the Editor: Women should celebrate 100 years of right to vote

Please help us remind others that June 4 is a date for women across the U.S. to celebrate. One hundred years ago, on June 4, 1919, the U.S. Senate finally passed the 19th Amendment allowing women to vote and thus began the process of ratification needed by at least 36 states. On June 4, of […]

Speak Out: Voting by mail

House Bill 175 would allow Delawareans to vote without going to a polling place by enabling them to submit ballots through mail. The measure, if it passes, would take effect for primary, general or special elections beginning in 2022. It would not replace in-person voting. • Voting by mail seems like a disaster in the […]

Commentary: Changing Delaware primary date is a dangerous move

Presidential primaries take place every four years and are closely followed events. States, including Delaware, have jockeyed for a meaningful place in the primary process with the hope of bringing in candidates and generating economic activity. Delaware’s primary election for state and county offices has been held in early September for as long as most […]

School board election results in Sussex and Kent counties

Cape Henlopen School Board President Alison J. Myers will continue her at-large role with the board after today’s election, raking in 1,523 votes, according to the unofficial results posted by the Sussex County Board of Elections Tuesday evening. Opponent Calvin D. Jackson garnered 633 votes. Janet Maull-Martin will also serve the Cape Henlopen School Board […]

Letter to the Editor: Pitiful turnout for Seaford municipal election

Special congratulations to Matt MacCoy for his election to Seaford’s City Council on April 20. And congratulations to Jose Santos on a good showing and the willingness to run for elected office. The 295 voters also deserve kudos for exercising their right to vote. But isn’t it pitiful that only 295 people voted — less […]

Smyrna candidates for mayor, council address issues

SMYRNA — There’s plenty to choose from in this year’s city council election next Tuesday night. There are retirees and college students, long-time residents and relative newcomers, young and old with various educational backgrounds and professional experience. With four council seats out of seven open, 14 candidates emerged to compete for those positions. A meet- […]

Letter to the Editor: School board elections are critical

This is a critical time for Delaware’s education system. Proceedings are expected to begin this summer in a Chancery Court lawsuit filed against the State by two civil rights groups claiming that Delaware’s school funding system generally provides more support for privileged children than for poor students. Childhood poverty has been increasing in Delaware, and […]

2020 Democrats clash over impeachment, felons’ right to vote

MANCHESTER, N.H. — California Sen. Kamala Harris joined the call for President Donald Trump’s impeachment as five leading Democratic presidential contenders clashed in a series of prime-time town hall meetings that exposed deep divisions in a party desperate to end the Trump presidency. Harris’ unexpected support for impeachment follows Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s push for […]

Letter to the Editor: Seaford City Council candidate needs real vision

This month may have started with April Fool’s Day but the upcoming April 20 Seaford City Council election is no joke. For years the vision of Seaford city government has relied on some ideas/practices of questionable effectiveness. Parts of its vision include “If We Build It, They Will Come,” re-branding (i.e. “The Perfect Place to […]

Speak Out: Early voting

The Democratic-controlled Senate on Thursday passed legislation that will, once Gov. John Carney signs it, make Delaware the 40th state with early voting. The bill will allow residents to vote in person for a period of at least 10 days leading up to an election, including the weekend immediately before. The Department of Elections is […]