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Towards Sewer District Referendum Reform

COMMENTARY PROPOSITION: IF School District Election Reform, THEN Sewer District Referendum Reform By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer Senate Bill 165, currently before the Delaware General Assembly, if enacted, will afford citizens the opportunity to vote by mail-in ballots in Delaware public school district elections once a year on the second Tuesday in May. The elections will be conducted by the Delaware Department of Elections – not the local school boards. Logically, another question emerges: Why not sewer district election reform? The Problem: The basic legal and administrative principles of general elections should also apply to school and sewer district elections in that they should be secure, impartial and held in a time, place and manner convenient to the electorate at-large. We have heard numerous allegations of multiple voting in various school Read more