CHAPTER 556

RELATING TO REGISTRATION OF VOTERS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 11, TITLE 15 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF VOTERS.

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

Section 1. § 1105 (a) Title 15, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by striking out the words "the months of July and August" as they appear therein and substituting and enacting in lieu thereof the following:

"The month of July and on the first Saturday of the month of August."

Section 2. § 1501, Title 15 of the Delaware Code is amended by adding at the end thereof a new subsection to read as

follows:

(a) For the purposes of the general registration to be held in the year 1956 only, each Department shall make the ' appointments specified in subsection (a) in the month of February 1956 and the Department shall make its appointments from a list of 10 persons for each election district supplied by the County Executive Committee of each of the two principal parties by the first day of February in the year 1956. Each Department shall have the power to make appointments of additional registration officers for any election district, not exceeding four in number in addition to the three registration officers appointed under the provisions of subsection (a), at any time during the period beginning on February 1, 1956, and ending on October 20, 1956. Such additional appointments shall be made from the lists supplied by the County Executive Committee of each of the two principal parties, and not more than a majority of the total number of registration officers appointed for any one election district shall be of the same political faith. If the lists of names are not furnished to the Department, then the Department may appoint some suitable and qualified person or persons as additional registration officers. The additional registration officers shall have the same powers and duties as the Assistant Registrars have under the provisions of this title.

Approved December 19, 1955.