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Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.


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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
June 18, 2020 DE HB 346 Authorizes Voting by Mail for 2020 Elections Bill Passed - House (25 - 13)
Jan. 16, 2020 DE HB 73 Amends the Delaware Constitution to Authorize the General Assembly to Pass Laws On Absentee Voting Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 5)
Jan. 16, 2020 DE HB 73 Amends the Delaware Constitution to Authorize the General Assembly to Pass Laws On Absentee Voting Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 5)
Jan. 16, 2020 DE HB 73 Amends the Delaware Constitution to Authorize the General Assembly to Pass Laws On Absentee Voting Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 5)
July 1, 2019 DE HB 73 Amends the Delaware Constitution to Authorize the General Assembly to Pass Laws On Absentee Voting Bill Failed - Senate (11 - 8)
July 1, 2019 DE HB 73 Amends the Delaware Constitution to Authorize the General Assembly to Pass Laws On Absentee Voting Bill Failed - Senate (11 - 8)
July 1, 2019 DE HB 73 Amends the Delaware Constitution to Authorize the General Assembly to Pass Laws On Absentee Voting Bill Failed - Senate (11 - 8)
June 12, 2019 DE SB 73 Repeals Daylight Savings Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 4)
April 11, 2019 DE HB 38 Amends Early Voting Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 5)
March 19, 2019 DE HB 38 Amends Early Voting Regulations Bill Passed - House (34 - 6)
March 14, 2019 DE SB 22 Authorizes Interstate Agreement to Elect the President by Popular Vote Bill Passed - House (24 - 17)
March 7, 2019 DE SB 22 Authorizes Interstate Agreement to Elect the President by Popular Vote Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 7)
Jan. 10, 2019 DE HB 1 Establishes an Equal Rights Amendment in the State Constitution Bill Passed - House (35 - 6)
April 5, 2017 DE SB 27 Establishes Bipartisan Commission for Drawing Legislative Districts Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 7)
April 5, 2017 DE SB 27 Establishes Bipartisan Commission for Drawing Legislative Districts Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 7)
April 5, 2017 DE SB 27 Establishes Bipartisan Commission for Drawing Legislative Districts Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 7)
April 5, 2017 DE SB 27 Establishes Bipartisan Commission for Drawing Legislative Districts Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 7)
June 26, 2014 DE HB 13 Prohibits Lawmakers from Becoming Lobbyists for 1 Year After Leaving Office Concurrence Vote Passed - House (33 - 7)
June 26, 2014 DE SB 36 Authorizes Judges to Hold Suspects of Violent Felonies without Bail Amendment Adopted - House (29 - 12)
June 25, 2014 DE SB 36 Authorizes Judges to Hold Suspects of Violent Felonies without Bail Amendment Rejected - House (24 - 15)
April 30, 2013 DE SB 21 Requires the Governor to Appoint Labor Union Representatives to a State Benefits Committee Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 8)
May 17, 2012 DE SB 185 Requires Lobbyists to Report Their Activities in the Legislature Bill Passed - House (26 - 12)
Jan. 28, 2010 DE HB 310 Legalizing Table Games Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 4)
Jan. 21, 2010 DE HB 310 Legalizing Table Games Bill Passed - House (27 - 5)
July 1, 2009 DE HB 290 2009-2010 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 4)
June 30, 2009 DE HB 290 2009-2010 Budget Bill Passed - House (27 - 14)
June 30, 2009 DE HB 210 Liquor License Fee Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 3)
June 30, 2009 DE HB 211 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 6)
June 30, 2009 DE HB 291 Estate Tax Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 6)
June 29, 2009 DE HB 212 Alcohol Tax Increase Bill Failed - House (22 - 19)
June 29, 2009 DE HB 210 Liquor License Fee Bill Passed - House (25 - 16)
June 29, 2009 DE HB 291 Estate Tax Bill Passed - House (25 - 16)
June 29, 2009 DE HB 211 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - House (25 - 15)
June 24, 2009 DE HB 198 National Popular Vote Bill Passed - House (23 - 12)
June 9, 2009 DE HB 117 School Board Elections Bill Passed - House (23 - 17)
June 9, 2009 DE HB 117 School Board Elections Bill Passed - House (23 - 17)
July 1, 2008 DE HB 518 Alcohol Tax Increase Bill Failed - Senate (7 - 14)
July 1, 2008 DE SB 300 2008-2009 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 6)
July 1, 2008 DE SB 300 2008-2009 Budget Bill Passed - House (33 - 7)
June 26, 2008 DE HB 518 Alcohol Tax Increase Bill Passed - House (25 - 16)
April 23, 2008 DE SB 195 Election Day Alcohol Sales Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 5)
March 11, 2008 DE SB 195 Election Day Alcohol Sales Bill Failed - Senate (10 - 11)
Date No. Title Outcome
6/18 HB 346 Authorizes Voting by Mail for 2020 Elections Bill Passed - House (25 - 13)
1/16 HB 73 Amends the Delaware Constitution to Authorize the General Assembly to Pass Laws On Absentee Voting Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 5)
1/16 HB 73 Amends the Delaware Constitution to Authorize the General Assembly to Pass Laws On Absentee Voting Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 5)
1/16 HB 73 Amends the Delaware Constitution to Authorize the General Assembly to Pass Laws On Absentee Voting Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 5)
7/01 HB 73 Amends the Delaware Constitution to Authorize the General Assembly to Pass Laws On Absentee Voting Bill Failed - Senate (11 - 8)
7/01 HB 73 Amends the Delaware Constitution to Authorize the General Assembly to Pass Laws On Absentee Voting Bill Failed - Senate (11 - 8)
7/01 HB 73 Amends the Delaware Constitution to Authorize the General Assembly to Pass Laws On Absentee Voting Bill Failed - Senate (11 - 8)
6/12 SB 73 Repeals Daylight Savings Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 4)
4/11 HB 38 Amends Early Voting Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 5)
3/19 HB 38 Amends Early Voting Regulations Bill Passed - House (34 - 6)
3/14 SB 22 Authorizes Interstate Agreement to Elect the President by Popular Vote Bill Passed - House (24 - 17)
3/07 SB 22 Authorizes Interstate Agreement to Elect the President by Popular Vote Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 7)
1/10 HB 1 Establishes an Equal Rights Amendment in the State Constitution Bill Passed - House (35 - 6)
4/05 SB 27 Establishes Bipartisan Commission for Drawing Legislative Districts Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 7)
4/05 SB 27 Establishes Bipartisan Commission for Drawing Legislative Districts Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 7)
4/05 SB 27 Establishes Bipartisan Commission for Drawing Legislative Districts Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 7)
4/05 SB 27 Establishes Bipartisan Commission for Drawing Legislative Districts Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 7)
6/26 HB 13 Prohibits Lawmakers from Becoming Lobbyists for 1 Year After Leaving Office Concurrence Vote Passed - House (33 - 7)
6/26 SB 36 Authorizes Judges to Hold Suspects of Violent Felonies without Bail Amendment Adopted - House (29 - 12)
6/25 SB 36 Authorizes Judges to Hold Suspects of Violent Felonies without Bail Amendment Rejected - House (24 - 15)
4/30 SB 21 Requires the Governor to Appoint Labor Union Representatives to a State Benefits Committee Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 8)
5/17 SB 185 Requires Lobbyists to Report Their Activities in the Legislature Bill Passed - House (26 - 12)
1/28 HB 310 Legalizing Table Games Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 4)
1/21 HB 310 Legalizing Table Games Bill Passed - House (27 - 5)
7/01 HB 290 2009-2010 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 4)
6/30 HB 290 2009-2010 Budget Bill Passed - House (27 - 14)
6/30 HB 210 Liquor License Fee Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 3)
6/30 HB 211 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 6)
6/30 HB 291 Estate Tax Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 6)
6/29 HB 212 Alcohol Tax Increase Bill Failed - House (22 - 19)
6/29 HB 210 Liquor License Fee Bill Passed - House (25 - 16)
6/29 HB 291 Estate Tax Bill Passed - House (25 - 16)
6/29 HB 211 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - House (25 - 15)
6/24 HB 198 National Popular Vote Bill Passed - House (23 - 12)
6/09 HB 117 School Board Elections Bill Passed - House (23 - 17)
6/09 HB 117 School Board Elections Bill Passed - House (23 - 17)
7/01 HB 518 Alcohol Tax Increase Bill Failed - Senate (7 - 14)
7/01 SB 300 2008-2009 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 6)
7/01 SB 300 2008-2009 Budget Bill Passed - House (33 - 7)
6/26 HB 518 Alcohol Tax Increase Bill Passed - House (25 - 16)
4/23 SB 195 Election Day Alcohol Sales Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 5)
3/11 SB 195 Election Day Alcohol Sales Bill Failed - Senate (10 - 11)

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