CHAPTER 173 – CITIES AND TOWNS – MILFORD
AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT CHANGING THE NAME OF "THE TOWN OF MILEORD" TO "THE CITY OF MILFORD" AND ESTABLISHING A CHARTER THEREFOR", BEING CHAPTER 162, OF VOLUME 37, LAWS OF DELAWARE, BY INCREASING HOURS FOR HOLDING ANNUAL ELECTION; BY FIXING TIME FOR FILING NOMINATIONS; BY PROVIDING QUALIFICATIONS OF VOTERS; BY PROVIDING FORM OF BALLOTS USED IN SPECIAL ELECTIONS ON BOND ISSUES.
BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, (two-thirds of all of the members elected to each Branch thereof concurring therein):
Section 1. That Chapter 162, Volume 37, Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out the words and figure "four (4) o'clock" as the same appear in lines three and four of Section 6, paragraph (A), and inserting in lieu thereof the words and figure "six (6) o'clock".
Section 2. That Chapter 162, Volume 37, Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby further amended by striking out and repealing all of paragraph (C), Section 6, and by inserting in lieu thereof a new paragraph as follows:
(C) Every resident of the City who is over twenty-one years of age and who has resided in said City for at least six (6) months next preceding the day of election, and who, fifteen (15) clays before the holding of the election, is not delinquent in respect of any tax levied by the City, shall be entitled to vote at said election.
Section 3. That Chapter 162, Volume 37, Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby further amended by striking out and repealing all of paragraph (H), Section 6, and by inserting in lieu thereof a new paragraph as follows:
(H) The Council shall call a meeting of the electors of the City to be held on the Friday evening preceding the annual election, due notice of the hour and place of which meeting shall be given by advertisement in a newspaper published in the City not less than ten days prior thereto, for discussion of the affairs of the City. The meeting shall organize by the selection of a Chairman and a Secretary. Reports concerning the business of the City for the last year shall be read, as well as plans for improvements contemplated to be made. At least ten (10) days before the time for holding said meeting all candidates for offices of the City shall file with the Secretary of the City Council their names in writing signed by such candidate, and the Secretary of Council shall present said names to the Secretary of said meeting; and only such persons shall be nominated or voted for any office at the annual election whose names have been filed with the Secretary of Council as herein provided. No member of Council from any ward shall be nominated except by the electors residing in that ward. The Secretary of said meeting shall prepare and deliver to the Secretary of Council the names of all persons nominated at said meeting and the Council shall cause to be printed ballots and envelopes for use by the Electors at the annual election. The Council shall make rules and regulations concerning the voting.
Section 4. That Chapter 162, Volume 37, Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby further amended by repealing the fifth paragraph of Section 22 (B) under the title "Power to Borrow Money and Issue Bonds", and inserting in lieu thereof a new paragraph 5 as follows:
The Council shall cause to be prepared, printed and have available for distribution a sufficient number of ballots, not less than five days prior to the day of the special election, which shall be substantially in the following form:
FORM OF PRESCRIBED BALLOT FOR SPECIAL ELECTION
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Approved May 14, 1941.