CHAPTER 4

ABOLISHING NEW CASTLE COUNTY BUREAU OF REGISTRATION

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 15, OF THE DELAWARE CODE OF 1953 ENTITLED "BUREAU OF REGISTRATION FOR NEW CASTLE COUNTY", BY TRANSFERRING ITS POWERS AND DUTIES AND ABOLISHING SAID BUREAU.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Chapter 3, Title 15, Delaware Code of 1953 is amended by repealing all § § 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306 and 307.

Section 2. The Department of Elections for New Castle County shall have complete jurisdiction over all the matters, powers, and functions now vested by law in the Bureau of Registration for New Castle County as presently constituted and established and shall possess and exercise all the rights, powers and privileges which are now possessed and exercised by the said Bureau of Registration as completely as the said Bureau of Registration is now authorized to perform, as well as such other rights, powers and privileges as by this Act conferred.

Section 3. Within ten days after the approval of this Act, the Bureau of Registration for New Castle County and every officer, clerk and every other person having possession of or control of any records, books, papers and any other property relating to registration in New Castle County, shall surrender and deposit the same with the President of the Department of Elections for New Castle County or with such person as the President shall designate.

Section 4. The phrase "Bureau of Registration for New Castle County", as used in the Laws of this State, shall be taken to mean and hereafter shall be printed as "Department of Elections for New Castle County."

Section 5. The word "Bureau" wherever appearing in this title of the Delaware Code of 1953 shall be taken to mean and be printed as "Department".

Section 6. The Bureau of Registration for New Castle County is abolished.

Section 7. This Act shall become effective ten days after its approval.

Section 8. All Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.

Approved March 5, 1953.