LAUREL - RELATING TO MEMBERS-AT-LARGE OF TOWN COUNCIL
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF LAUREL AS ESTABLISHED BY CHAPTER 164, VOLUME 29, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AND AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 65, VOLUME 47, LAWS OF DELAWARE, IN REFERENCE TO MEMBERS-AT-LARGE OF THE TOWN COUNCIL.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met (two-thirds of all the Members elected to each Branch thereof concurring therein):
Section 1. That Section 1. of Chapter 65, Volume 47, Laws of Delaware, be amended by adding to the Section designated as Section 7. of said Chapter the following:
And provided further, that if more than one person residing in the same Ward of the Town shall become candidates for the office of councilman-at-large, the qualified voters of the Town shall be entitled to vote for only one of the candidates, so that no one Ward of the Town shall be represented by more than two councilmen. The number or numbers of the Ward in which the said candidates shall live shall be designated on the ballots, which shall contain a direction, plainly printed, to vote for one of the candidates only, and also a proper direction to indicate the choice of the voters. A ballot containing the names of more than one of said candidates as having been voted for, for said office shall not be counted for either of said candidates for councilman-at-large.
Approved June 5, 1951.