CHAPTER 315

ELECTIONS - DIVISION OF NEW CASTLE COUNTY INTO ELECTION DISTRICTS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 57 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, ENTITLED, "DEPARTMENT OF ELECTIONS FOR NEW CASTLE COUNTY", TO PROVIDE FOR DIVIDING NEW CASTLE COUNTY INTO ELECTION DISTRICTS.

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

Section 1. That a new Section be added to Chapter 57, of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, to be known as 1750. Sec. 6, as follows:

1750. Sec. 6. Division of County Into Election Districts; Number of Voters in District; Designation of Districts; Each Election District Within One Representative District:--The Department of Elections of New Castle County shall, before the first day of April, in every year in which a General Registration is held, divide New Castle County, including the City of Wilmington, into as many election districts as they may deem necessary for the convenience of the voters therein and shall establish the boundaries thereof. Each of said election districts shall be entirely within one Representative district.

On or before the first day of April, commencing with the year 1950 and biennially thereafter, the said Department of Elections may divide such election districts, and such only as, by the election last preceding such division, shall be found to contain a greater number of voters than can be conveniently voted therein. They shall. designate each election district by appropriate title or distinction.

Whenever any boundary of any election district of New Castle County shall be changed as aforesaid, the Department of Elections for New Castle County shall prior to the first day of April in any year in which a General Election is held notify the Bureau of Registration for New Castle County in writing of any such change setting forth in such written notice the boundaries and appropriate title or distinction of each election district affected by such change or division.

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 All Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistencies.

Approved April 28, 1947.