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Contents
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 will hold elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

  • Signature filing deadline for primary election candidates: July 8, 2014
  • Deadline for minor party candidates to be nominated: August 1, 2014
  • Voter registration deadline for Primary election: August 16, 2014
  • Filing deadline for unaffiliated candidates: September 2, 2014
  • Primary election date: September 9, 2014
  • Filing deadline for write-in candidates for General election: September 30, 2014
  • Voter registration deadline for General election: October 11, 2014
  • General election date: November 4, 2014
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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
1.3 Issues
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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 will elect 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 has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Delaware elections, 2014

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

Candidates


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Possible candidates

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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.[3]

Issues


Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" During the shutdown in October 2013, the Senate rejected, down party lines, every House-originated bill that stripped the budget of funding for the Affordable Care Act. A deal was reached late on October 16, 2013, just hours before the debt ceiling deadline. The bill to reopen the government, H.R. 2775, lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[4] The final vote on H.R. 2775 was 81-18, with all 18 votes against the bill from Republican members. Chris Coons voted with the Democratic Party for the bill.[5]

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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
1.3 Issues
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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 will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect 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 has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Delaware elections, 2014

Incumbent: The incumbent heading into the election is 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


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.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

Issues


Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[6] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[7] John C. Carney Jr. voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[8]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[9] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. John C. Carney Jr. voted for HR 2775.[10]

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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
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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 are up for election in 2014 in the state of Delaware.

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Delaware:

List of candidates by office

Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Attorney General


General election

Democratic Party Matthew Denn - Current Delaware Lieutenant Governor[11] Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ted Kittila - Attorney[12]
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 2014 Winner Partisan Switch?
Treasurer Chip Flowers
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2011 No[13] 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 holds 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

Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

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 holds 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

Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

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

Elections by date


Note: Last updated January 1, 2014

A total of 666 school districts are holding elections for 2,141 seats in 2014. This list breaks down the Delaware school board elections in chronological order:

May 13, 2014

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Voting in Delaware

See also: Voting in Delaware
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Important voting information

  • Delaware uses a closed primary system, meaning voters must register with a party to be able to vote in their primary election.
  • As of November 2014, Delaware is one of the 35 states that have not implemented online voter registration. An electronic form may be filled out online, but must be printed, signed and mailed to complete the registration.[14]

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 eight states that allows early voting but requires an excuse to vote early. 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.[15]

To vote early you need to provide an excuse for why you will be unable to vote at the polls during normal voting hours. The following are valid reasons:[15]

  • The nature of your work or schooling prevents you from going to your polling place.
  • Your service to the United States or to the State of Delaware prevents you from going to your polling place. Spouses or dependents of the person in service also qualify. (Public service includes military, diplomatic, etc.)
  • The tenets or teaching of your religion prevent you from going to your polling place on election day.
  • You are on vacation on election day.
  • You are sick.
  • You are permanently or temporarily disabled.
  • You are incarcerated (non-felony).

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.[16]

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