CHAPTER 127 - COUNTING OF VOTES IN ANY MUNICIPAL ELECTION

AN ACT RELATING TO THE COUNTING OF VOTES CAST IN ANY MUNICIPAL ELECTION; REQUIRING THE COUNTING TO BE MADE OPENLY AND PUBLICLY.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met (two-thirds of all members elected to each Branch concurring therein):

Section 1. The Board of Elections or other officer or officers conducting any election held in any municipality of this State, shall deposit all ballots as the same are voted in a ballot box and shall not remove said ballots until the election is closed. When the election is closed, the ballots cast shall then be removed from the ballot box and shall be counted openly and publicly and in the presence of such citizens of said municipality as shall desire to attend.

Section 2. This Act shall be deemed and taken to be an amendment to all charters heretofore granted or hereafter granted to any municipality in the State of Delaware.

Section 3. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions hereof are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency only.

Approved May 5, 1937.