CHAPTER 631

RELATIVE TO PRIMARY ELECTION DISTRICTS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 31, TITLE 15, DELAWARE CODE, RELATIVE TO PRIMARY ELECTION DISTRICTS.

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

Section 1. § 3109, Title 15, Delaware Code, is hereby amended to read as follows :

§ 3109. Primary election districts; conduct of primary elections

The county Departments of Elections shall, at least two weeks before a primary election, determine and establish primary election districts, each of which shall consist of one or more entire election districts in the same representative district.

The county Departments of Elections and the election officers shall conduct the primary elections in the same way that general elections are conducted and in accordance with the applicable provisions of this title, except that the voting machines shall be operated so that the only levers open to each voter shall be the levers for candidates of the party of the voter's party affiliation as shown by the voter's original permanent registration record.

In the event that there is a contest in only one party in a primary election district, all of the primary election officers and clerks for that district shall be of the same party affiliation as the party in which there is a contest, and they shall be selected by that party's county committee and the Department shall be notified of the names selected at least one week before the primary election. Where there is a contest in more than one party in a primary election district, the primary election officers and clerks shall be chosen by the Department of Elections from among the election officers and clerks selected for the general election for the election district or districts contained in the primary election district, and for each such primary election district the election officers and clerks shall be divided as equally as possible between the two principal parties.

Section 2. § 3128, Title 15, Delaware Code, is amended by inserting the word "primary" between the word "each" and the words "election district" in said section.

Approved July 13, 1956.