CHAPTER 357

DEPARTMENT OF ELECTIONS FOR KENT COUNTY

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 15, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ELECTIONS FOR KENT COUNTY.

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

Section 1. § 102, § 104, and § 106, Title 15, Delaware Code, are repealed insofar as said sections relate to a Department of Elections for Kent County.

Section 2. The Department of Elections for Kent County as presently constituted is abolished and a New Department of Elections for Kent County is established as hereinafter provided to exercise the same powers and duties as the present Department.

Section 3. Chapter 1, Title 15, Delaware Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof a new section to read as follows :

§ 118. Department of Elections for Kent County; composition; appointment; term; vacancies

(a) The Department of Elections for Kent County shall consist of seven members. One member shall be appointed from each of the five Senatorial Districts in Kent County, and two members shall be appointed at large. Not more than five members of the Department shall belong to the same political party. The term of office of each member shall be four years.

(b) There are hereby appointed seven members of the Department to take office-on July 1, 1955, as follows :

W. Frank Hazel, Senatorial District No. 1, L. Winfred Hughes, Senatorial District No. 2,

Roland Wilkinson, Sr., Senatorial District No. 3,

George B. Vincent, Jr., Senatorial District No. 4,

J. Harry Latchum, Senatorial District No. 5, John Rogers, at-large,

Thomas Rodway, at-large.

(c) Upon the expiration of the terms of office of the members appointed in subsection (b) and every four years thereafter the Levy Court of Kent County shall appoint the seven members of the Department. When a vacancy occurs among the members of the Department appointed in subsection (b) from any cause, other than the expiration of a full term, the Levy Court shall fill the vacancy by appointment for the residue of the term.

Section 4. § 108, Title 15, Delaware Code, is amended by striking out the figures "$750" and inserting in lieu thereof the figures "$500".

Section 5. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 1955.

Section 6. Any act or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act are repealed to the extent of any such inconsistency.

NOTE: This bill became a law on June 15, 1955 without the approval of the Governor and in accordance with Section 18, Article 3, of the Constitution of Delaware.