Delaware elections, 2014

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1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in Delaware
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Delaware
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



Delaware

The state of Delaware held elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

2014 elections and events in Delaware
Signature filing deadline for primary election candidates July 8, 2014 Red padlock.png
Deadline for minor party candidates to be nominated August 1, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for primary election August 16, 2014 Red padlock.png
Filing deadline for unaffiliated candidates September 2, 2014 Red padlock.png
Primary election date September 9, 2014 Red padlock.png
Filing deadline for write-in candidates for general election September 30, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for general election October 11, 2014 Red padlock.png
General election date November 4, 2014 Red padlock.png

Below are the types of elections that were scheduled in Delaware in 2014:

On the 2014 ballot
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U.S. Senate Scheduled electiona
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Scheduled electiona
State Senate Scheduled electiona
State House Scheduled electiona
Statewide ballot measures (0 measures) Unscheduled electiond
Local ballot measures Unscheduled electiond
School boards Scheduled electiona

2014 elections

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Races to watch in Delaware

Delaware State Legislature


See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2014 and Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Delaware State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 8, 2014. Heading into the election, the Democratic Party controlled the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections for the office of Delaware House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 8, 2014. Heading into the election, the Democratic Party controlled the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections by type

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1 U.S. Senate elections in Delaware
1.1 Candidates
1.2 Race background
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U.S. Senate elections in Delaware

See also: United States Senate elections in Delaware, 2014 and United States Senate elections, 2014

Voters in Delaware elected one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
July 8, 2014
September 9, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Delaware is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by August 16, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 11, 2014.[4]

See also: Delaware elections, 2014

Incumbent: The election filled the Senate seat held by Chris Coons (D). Coons was first elected in a special election in 2010 to replace Vice-President Joe Biden.

Candidates


General election candidates


September 9, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Did not run

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Incumbent Chris Coons ran unchallenged in the Democratic primary. In the Republican primary, Kevin Wade triumphed over Chris Smink. Coons triumphed over Smink and Green Party candidate Andrew Groff in the general election on November 4, 2014.[8]

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Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Delaware
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 List of candidates by district
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in Delaware

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Delaware, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Delaware took place on November 4, 2014. Voters elected one candidate to serve in the U.S. House from the state's At-Large Congressional District.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
July 8, 2014
September 9, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Delaware is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by August 16, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 11, 2014.[4]

See also: Delaware elections, 2014

Incumbent: The incumbent heading into the election was John C. Carney Jr. (D), who was first elected in 2010. Delaware has a single at-large congressional district, which makes up the entire state.

Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held the one congressional seat from Delaware.

Members of the U.S. House from Delaware -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 1 1
     Republican Party 0 0
Total 1 1

List of candidates by district


General election candidates

Democratic Party John C. Carney Jr. Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Rose Izzo
Libertarian Party Scott Gesty
Green Party Bernard August


September 9, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary


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State executive official elections in Delaware

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See also: Delaware state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
Contents
1 State executive official elections in Delaware
2 List of candidates by office
2.1 Attorney General
2.2 Down ballot offices

Three state executive positions were up for election in 2014 in the state of Delaware.

The following offices were elected in 2014 in Delaware:

List of candidates by office

Attorney General


General election

Democratic Party Matthew Denn - Current Delaware Lieutenant Governor[9] Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ted Kittila - Attorney[10]
Green Party Catherine Damavandi - Attorney, former deputy attorney general
Libertarian Party John Machurek - 2012 Libertarian Party candidate for Delaware House of Representatives
Independent David Graham - Accountant, Delaware Department of Finance

Down ballot offices


Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2015 Winner Partisan Switch?
Treasurer Chip Flowers
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2011 No[11] Democratic Party Sean Barney
Republican Party Ken Simpler
Green Party David Chandler
Republican Party Ken Simpler Yes
State Auditor R. Thomas Wagner, Jr.
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1989 Yes Republican Party R. Thomas Wagner, Jr.
Democratic Party Brenda Mayrack
Republican Party R. Thomas Wagner, Jr. No


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State Senate election in Delaware

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See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Delaware State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 8, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Delaware State Senate:

Delaware State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 13 12
     Republican Party 8 9
Total 21 21

List of candidates by district

District 2District 3District 4District 6District 10District 11District 16District 17District 18District 21

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State House elections in Delaware

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See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Delaware House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 8, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Delaware House of Representatives:

Delaware House of Representatives
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 27 25
     Republican Party 14 16
Total 41 41

List of candidates by district

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41

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School board elections in Delaware

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See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and Delaware school board elections, 2014

In 2014, 667 of America's largest school districts held elections for 2,178 seats. These elections took place in 37 states.

State elections


A total of five Delaware school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment held elections in 2014 for six seats. Each district held its election on May 13, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about Delaware's school board elections in 2014:

  • The largest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 was Christina School District with 17,190 K-12 students.
  • The smallest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 was Appoquinimink School District with 9,319 K-12 students.
  • Christina School District had the most seats on the ballot in 2014 with two seats up for election.
  • Four districts were tied for the fewest seats on the ballot in 2014 with one seat up for election in each district.

The districts listed below served 62,848 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[12] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

2014 Delaware School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Appoquinimink School District 5/13/2014 1 5 9,319
Brandywine School District 5/13/2014 1 7 10,657
Christina School District 5/13/2014 2 7 17,190
Colonial School District 5/13/2014 1 7 9,871
Red Clay Consolidated School District 5/13/2014 1 7 15,811



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Voting in Delaware

See also: Voting in Delaware

Important voting information

  • Delaware is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3]
  • As of January 2015, Delaware is one of the 30 states that have not implemented full online voter registration. An electronic form may be filled out online, but must be printed, signed and mailed to complete the registration.[13] (dead link)

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Delaware, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Delaware is one of 14 states that do not allow traditional early voting. Instead, early voting is offered in the form of absentee in-person voting and is available as soon as absentee ballots are made available up until noon on election day. To vote early, you must qualify for an absentee ballot. To see the accepted reasons for voting absentee, click here.[14]

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Delaware ranked 6th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Delaware received an overall score of 73 percent.[15]

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