CHAPTER 181

ELECTIONS - ABSENTEE VOTING

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 118, VOLUME 44, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED, "AN ACT TO PERMIT VOTING BY PERSONS NOT PRESENT AT THE POLLING PLACES, UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES AND CONDITIONS", TO PROVIDE FOR THE DELIVERY OF BALLOTS TO ABSENTEE VOTERS.

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

Section 1. That Section 4, Chapter 118, Volume 44, (1943), as amended, be and the same is hereby further amended by repealing all of the said Section and by enacting a new Section in lieu thereof, as follows:

Section 4. Upon receipt of such a request from an elector, the Department of Elections, not more than sixty nor less than three days prior to a general election and within three days after the ballots, envelopes and instructions for absentee voters become available, as provided by the general election law, as amended, shall mail to the elector, postage prepaid, an official ballot for the proper Representative District in which such elector resides; or, such Department shall deliver such a ballot personally, not more than thirty days nor later than the regular office hours of the day prior to the day of the election, accompanied by an "official envelope", a voucher envelope, a carrier return envelope addressed to the Department of Elections and a copy of "Instructions to Absentee Voters", as herein prescribed.

Section 2. All Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.

Approved April 4, 1947.