Public deserves to have voting record access

December 24, 2013

Have you ever tried to find your legislator's voting record?

I went on the State of Delaware website ( and could not find it anywhere. Yes, I could find how they voted on an individual bill and votes by day, but there was nothing in it about a compiled voting record. I found that you have to contact the legislator you are checking up on and if they agree (not kidding), they will have one sent to you. I don’t want my legislator to know I’m checking up on him.

These are powerful people.  This needs to be ready and available on the state website for all to see. It can only help get good legislators re-elected. The public deserves access to legislators’ official voting record on the state website.

Dr. Mike Schierl

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