CHAPTER 609

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

AN ACT PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 9 OF ARTICLE 3 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE RELATING TO THE LENGTH OF THE UNEXPIRED TERM TO WHICH A SUCCESSOR IS ELECTED.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (two-thirds of the Members elected to each Branch concurring therein):

Section 1. Section 9, Article 3 of the Constitution of the State of Delaware is amended by repealing the third paragraph and inserting in lieu thereof a new third paragraph to read as follows :

"In case of vacancy in an elective office, except as aforesaid, a person shall be chosen to said office for the unexpired term at the next general election, unless the vacancy shall happen within two months next before such election, in which case the election for said office shall be held at the second succeeding general election".