CHAPTER 371

RELATING TO NEW CASTLE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ELECTIONS

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 15, DELAWARE CODE OF 1953 ENTITLED "ELECTIONS" BY PROVIDING THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF ELECTIONS FOR NEW CASTLE COUNTY SHALL CONSIST OF TWELVE MEMBERS AND THAT EACH OF THE TWO PRINCIPAL POLITICAL PARTIES SHALL BE REPRESENTED BY AT LEAST FIVE MEMBERS.

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

Section 1. § 103, Title 15, Delaware Code of 1953 is amended to read as follows:

§ 103. Department of Elections for New Castle County; composition; appointment; terms; qualifications

(a) The Department of Elections for New Castle County shall consist of 12 members who shall be appointed by the Governor for terms of 6 years each. Appointments for a full term of 6 years shall be made as follows: three members shall be appointed during the last 10 days in June in 1953 and in every sixth year thereafter for terms to begin on the first day of July in the year of appointment; five members shall be appointed during the last 10 days in March in 1953 and in every sixth year thereafter for terms to begin on the 1st day of April in the year of appointment; two members shall be appointed during the first 10 days in August in 1953 and in every sixth year thereafter for terms to begin on the 10th day of August in the year of appointment; one member shall be appointed during the last 10 days in March in 1955 and in every sixth year thereafter for a term to begin on the 1st day of April in the year of appointment; and one member shall be appointed during the first 10 days in August in 1955 and in every sixth year thereafter for a term to begin on the 10th day of August in the year of appointment.

(b) Six members of the Department of Elections shall be residents of the City of Wilmington and six members shall be residents of New Castle County outside the City of Wilmington.

(c) Each of the two principal political parties shall at all times be represented by at least five members of the Department.

Approved July 11, 1953.