Amendment allowing no-excuse absentee voting clears Senate

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DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Democratic-controlled state Senate has voted along party lines for a proposed constitutional amendment allowing no-excuse absentee voting in Delaware.

The amendment was approved Thursday and now goes to the House. It was introduced earlier this year after Delaware’s Supreme Court upheld a judge’s ruling that a universal vote-by-mail bill was unconstitutional. The constitution currently states that people are allowed to vote absentee if they are unable to go to the polls on Election Day because of their public service, business or occupation. Spouses and dependents of those people also are allowed to vote absentee. Sickness or physical disability, vacation, and religion the other allowances.

The proposed amendment eliminates those restrictions.

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