Sections
§ 5501 Purpose of chapter; scope 15
§ 5502 Persons eligible to vote by absentee ballot 15
§ 5503 Request for ballot; statements for absentee ballots; delivery of absentee ballots 15
§ 5504 Distribution of ballots, envelopes, and instructions; envelope specifications; pre-paid postage 15
§ 5505 Requirements for ballot envelope; numbering and coding; voter identification label; statement of eligibility 15
§ 5506 Instructions for completing absentee ballots 15
§ 5507 Voting procedure; execution of statement; return of ballot 15
§ 5508 Time limit for return of ballot; late ballots 15
§ 5509 Procedure on receipt of ballot envelope by Department 15
§ 5510 Counting procedure for absentee ballots 15
§ 5510A Preparing absentee ballots for tabulation 15
§ 5511 Carrier envelope specifications; carrier envelopes as ballot boxes 15
§ 5512 Envelopes in general; approval by Attorney General 15
§ 5513 Challenges 15
§ 5514 Rejected ballots 15
§ 5515 Validity of absentee voter’s ballot for wrong district 15
§ 5517 File of absentee voters 15
§ 5518 Members of the armed forces and certain other electors; 1 absentee request to cover all elections; federal post card application (FPCA); electronic transmission of balloting materials 15
§ 5520 Special write-in absentee ballot; procedures; qualifications 15
§ 5521 Federal write-in absentee ballot; acceptance; combined request for registration and ballot submission 15
§ 5522 Duties of Department of Elections; political balance of absentee judges; security 15
§ 5523 Logic and accuracy testing of absentee ballot tabulating equipment; authority of the State Election Commissioner 15
§ 5524 Emergency authority for the State Election Commissioner 15
§ 5525 Electronic delivery of absentee ballots 15
§ 5526 System for voters to determine status of their absentee ballots 15
§ 5527 Authority to implement provisions of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voters Act 15

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 15 > Chapter 55

  • Academic year: means the 3 consecutive academic semesters beginning with the fall semester. See Delaware Code Title 14 Sec. 3422A
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Ballot: means those portions of cardboard, paper or other material to be placed within the ballot frames of a voting machine or to be used for absentee voting in order to list the names of the offices to be voted for, the name of each candidate and the designation of the party by which the candidate is nominated, a space for the voter to write in the name of any candidate of that voter's choice for any office, and the statement of any question submitted with provision for a "yes" or "no" vote. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 101
  • Commissioner: means the State Election Commissioner. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 101
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Department: means the State Department of Elections, consisting of the State Board of Elections and such staff as the Board shall appoint under this title, but shall not include the State Election Commissioner. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 101
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Full-time: means a minimum of 24 credit hours or 300 clock hours in each academic year. See Delaware Code Title 14 Sec. 3422A
  • Institution: shall mean Delaware State University. See Delaware Code Title 14 Sec. 3410A
  • Institution: means a state-funded institution of higher education in this State that offers a CTP Program. See Delaware Code Title 14 Sec. 3422A
  • Judge: means judge of elections. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 101
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • political party: means any political organization which elects a state committee and officers of a state committee, by a state convention composed of delegates elected from each representative district in which the party has registered members, and which nominates candidates for electors of President and Vice-President, or nominates candidates for offices to be decided at the general election. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 101
  • Primary election: means an election at which voters registered as members of a major political party may vote to determine the nominees of that political party for the general election. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 101
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • School activity: shall mean open house, school curriculum night, parent and teacher conference night, holiday program, or other school-related events conducted by a public middle school or high school where parents, community members, and students are encouraged to attend and participate. See Delaware Code Title 14 Sec. 3410A
  • Signature: means both a written signature conforming to § 302(23) of Title 1 and a digital or electronic signature that is an electronic sound, symbol or process attached to or logically associated with a document and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the document as specified by the State Election Commissioner. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 101
  • State Board: consists of 9 members who are citizens of this State and appointed as follows:

    (1) The Governor shall appoint, with Senate confirmation, 7 voting members. See Delaware Code Title 14 Sec. 104

  • Student with an intellectual disability: means a student with a cognitive impairment characterized by significant limitations in cognitive functioning and adaptive behavior as expressed in conceptual, social, and practical adaptive skills who meets 1 or both of the following:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 14 Sec. 3422A

  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Tuition: means costs associated with coursework and CTP Program-related fees. See Delaware Code Title 14 Sec. 3422A
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.