Delaware

Overview

Delaware Redistricting Process

Congressional

As of the 2010 U.S. Census, Delaware only has one at-large congressional district.

Legislative

Legislative maps are enacted by the State Legislature. The Governor can veto the plans.

The Legislature can override a veto with a three-fifths vote. Democrats currently have a veto-proof majority in the both chambers.

Challenges to the maps are litigated in the Superior Court.

Source: Del. Const. art. II, §§ 2, 2A. 29 Del. Code §§ 801-806.


Previous Redistricting Cycles

2010

  • Congressional
    • N/A (At-large)
  • Legislative
    • Original PlansHB 210
      • Passed = June 30, 2011 (D-controlled)
      • Signed = July 8, 2011
    • Replacement PlansHB 250
      • Passed = January 26, 2012 (D-controlled)
      • Signed = February 3, 2012
    • Litigation History
      • None

2000

  • Congressional
    • N/A (At-large)
  • Legislative
    • Original PlansHB 467
      • Passed = April 18, 2002 (Split-control)
      • Signed = April 19, 2002
    • Replacement PlansHB 556
      • Passed = June 18, 2002 (Split-control)
      • Signed = June 19, 2002
    • Litigation History
      • None

Ballot Measure Process

Kinds of Ballot Measures
Only the Delaware General Assembly may refer amendments to the ballot. There is no initiative or referendum process.

Source: Del. Const. art. XVI.


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