CHAPTER 155

CREATING A NEW DEPARTMENT OF ELECTIONS FOR NEW CASTLE COUNTY

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 15 OF THE DELAWARE CODE BY ABOLISHING THE PRESENT DEPARMENT OF ELECTIONS FOR NEW CASTLE COUNTY AND CREATING A NEW DEPARTMENT OF ELECTIONS FOR NEW CASTLE COUNTY.

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

Section 1. Section 103, Chapter 1, Title 15 of the Delaware Code is hereby repealed.

Section 2. The present existing Department of Elections for New Castle County is hereby abolished and a new Department of Elections for New Castle County is hereby established as hereinafter provided. All of the powers and duties of the Department of Elections for New Castle County which is hereby abolished are transferred to the new Department of Elections for New Castle County hereby created.

Section 3. Chapter 1, Title 15 of the Delaware Code is hereby amended by adding thereto the following new Section to be known as § 103.

§ 103 (a) The Department of Elections for New Castle County shall consist of 11 members; 6 members shall be residents of the City of Wilmington and 5 members shall be residents of New Castle County, outside the City of Wilmington.

(b) The following persons are appointed members of the Department of Elections for New Castle County to serve until July 1, 1961.

Fred Heinold of New Castle County Carl J. Scott of New Castle County Leslie Ford of New Castle County

Woodrow Wilson Stanley of New Castle County Sigmund Schoor of New Castle County

William McClafferty of the City of Wilmington Martin Devine of the City of Wilmington Joseph Grabowski of the City of Wilmington Oscar Sewell of the City of Wilmington William Savery of the City of Wilmington

George Sylvester of the City of Wilmington

Thereafter the Governor shall appoint 11 members, each for a term of 6 years and shall thenceforth upon the expiration of the term of any member appoint a successor for an additional term of 6 years.

In the event of a vacancy prior to the expiration of the 6 year term of any member due to his death or resignation the Governor shall appoint his successor who shall serve for the balance of the unexpired term of the said member.

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

NOTE : This bill became a law on May 18, 1955 without the approval of the Governor and in accordance with Section 18, Article 3 of the Constitution of Delaware.