CHAPTER 168 - WILMINGTON

AN ACT RELATING TO THE TERRITORIAL LIMITS OF THE SIXTH, SEVENTH AND TENTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICTS IN NEW CASTLE COUNTY AND THE TERRITORIAL LIMITS OF THE CITY OF WILMINGTON.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. The General Assembly shall not enact any law extending the limits of the City of Wilmington so as to include any portion of the territorial limits of the Sixth, Seventh and Tenth Representative Districts in New Castle County as now constituted, until after the question of the inclusion of such territory within the limits of the City of Wilmington shall have first been submitted at a special election to the qualified voters and real estate owners of the territory proposed to be taken from said representative district and included in the limits of the City of Wilmington. At such election, if the majority of the qualified voters and real estate owners in such territory shall vote approval to be included within the limits of the City of Wilmington, then and only then, shall such territory be included within the limits of the City of Wilmington. Such special election shall be held by the proper election officers of the Representative District embracing said territory. Each real estate owner shall be entitled to one vote for each One Hundred Dollars of real estate assessed to him on the assessment records of New Castle County. Each qualified voter, not being the owner of real estate within said territory, shall be entitled to one vote.

Approved April 7, 1937,