Panel continues review of Del. election laws

Members of a legislative task force charged with reviewing Delaware's election laws seem to agree that there's no need for a law requiring political candidates to undergo criminal background checks.

Panel members suggested Wednesday that the political system as it stands is good at ferreting out problems in a candidate's background without requiring candidates to submit background checks as a criteria for running for office.

In other action Wednesday, task force members debated whether to do away with a requirement that people seeking absentee ballots for certain reasons submit notarized affidavits. The current law requires notarization of affidavits in some cases, but not in others.

Task force members also discussed requirements for verifying that ex-felons have met the criteria for restoration of their voting rights before being allowed to vote.






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