CHAPTER 537

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, one of the greatest privileges and duties of American Citizenship is the exercise of the right of franchise; and

WHEREAS, this obligation of citizenship cannot be enjoyed unless the citizen registers in accordance with the law as a pre-requisite to voting; and

WHEREAS, Saturday, October 18, 1952, has been designated by law as the final registration day before the General Election to be held on November 4, 1952:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim that Saturday, October 18, 1952, be designated as

"REGISTERED CITIZENS DAY"

and I urge each and every eligible citizen of the State who is not properly registered to take advantage of this registration period by going to the registration place in his election district to register for the General Election.

I further urge that all public spirited and civic-minded groups and organizations do everything in their power to get citizens to register and to vote in the General Election scheduled to be held on Tuesday, November 4, 1952.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this Sixteenth day of October, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-seventh.

(GREAT SEAL)

By the Governor:

ELBERT N. CARVEL

HARRIS B. McDOWELL, JR., Secretary of State.