CHAPTER 309

BONUS REFERENDUM

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE PEOPLE TO INDICATE BY BALLOT WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE IN FAVOR OF THE PAYMENT OF A CASH BONUS BY THE STATE OF DELAWARE TO VETERANS OF WORLD WAR II.

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

Section 1. On the third Tuesday following the effective date of this Act, the citizens of the several counties in this State shall indicate by ballot whether or not they are in favor of the immediate payment of a cash bonus by the State of Delaware to veterans of World War II.

Section 2. Election Officers of the last General Election in the several election districts of the respective counties, on the day specified in the first section of this Act, at the place or places of the holding of the last general election, shall proceed, at the time of day and in the manner provided by law for holding general elections in this State, to receive the ballots of the voters qualified to vote in each of the respective election districts. In the event that any of the election officers at the last general election are unable to serve because of death, resignation prior to the passage of this Act, removal from the election district, then and in that event, the Department of Elections in each County shall appoint other persons to act in their stead. Otherwise, they shall be required to serve as provided under the existing general election law in that behalf.

Section 3. The Clerk of the Peace in each County shall cause to be printed, within the State of Delaware, one and one-half ballots for each voter in each election district in their County. They shall be printed on the same quality and color of paper and of sufficient thickness so that the printing is not distinguishable on the back. No envelopes will be furnished for or used in voting. The ballot shall be in the following form:

1. Do you favor the immediate payment of a cash bonus to veterans of World War II by the State of Delaware?

YES

NO

Section 4. All persons qualified to vote under the General Election Laws of this State shall be entitled to vote. The voting or balloting herein provided for shall be deemed an election in each of the election districts and shall be provided for, opened, held, conducted and closed, the result thereof ascertained and certified, and in all other respects subject to the same laws, so far as the same may be applicable, as are provided for the General Election.

Section 5. All necessary costs and expenses incurred in carrying out the provisions of this Act shall be paid for by each of the respective Counties as other County expenses are paid. Each of the said Counties shall then be reimbursed by the State Treasurer from any monies in the State Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, upon proper warrants or vouchers from the Levy Court of each County submitted to the Governor and approved by the Auditor of Accounts.

Approved June 29, 1949.