CHAPTER 429

DEPARTMENT OF ELECTIONS FOR SUSSEX COUNTY

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

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

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 § 102, § 104, and § 106, Title 15 of the Delaware Code are repealed insofar as said sections relate to a Department of Elections for Sussex County.

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

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

§ 119. Department of Elections for Sussex County; composition; appointment; term; vacancies

The Department of Elections for Sussex County shall consist of five members. One member shall be appointed from each of the five Senatorial Districts in Sussex County. Not more than three members of the Department shall belong to the same political party. The term of office of each member shall be four years.

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

Burton Masten, Senatorial District No. 1; J. Fred Miles, Senatorial District No. 2; Sanders P. Darden, Senatorial District No. 3; Donald Hickman, Senatorial District No. 4 ; Everett Argo, Senatorial District No. 5.

(c) Upon the expiration of the terms of office of the members appointed in subsection (b) and every four years thereafter the Governor shall appoint the five 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. Beginning with the members appointed by the Governor to take office on July 1, 1959, any vacancy shall be filled by the Governor.

Section 4. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 1955.

Section 5. Any act or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act are repealed to the extent of any such inconsistency.

Section 6. § 108, Title 15, Delaware Code, is amended by changing the period at the end thereof to a comma and by adding thereafter the following words "except that each member of the Department of Elections of Sussex County shall receive as compensation for his services a salary of $500 per year."

NOTE: This bill became a law on July 11, 1955 without the approval of the Governor and in accordance with Section 18, Article 3, of the Constitution of Delaware.