CHAPTER 232

LOCAL SCHOOL BOND ELECTIONS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 21, TITLE 14, DELAWARE CODE, RELATIVE TO LOCAL SCHOOL BOND ELECTIONS.

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

Section 1. § 2120, Title 14, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows:

§ 2120. Election to authorize bond issue; rules governing

(a) Before any School Board issues bonds under the provisions of this chapter, it shall call a special election. The School Board will designate the school buildings to be used as polling places and establish voting district boundaries.

(b) The School Board of the District shall give notice of a special election under this chapter as follows:

(1) By notices posed in at least 10 public places in the District and on the door of every schoolhouse in the District at least 20 days before the day of the election; and

(2) By notices published in two newspapers of the county at least once a week for three weeks before the election, the last such publication to be not less than 5 days before the day of the election.

(c) The notices so posted and published shall plainly set forth the amount of bonds proposed to be issued and the purposes and reasons therefor, together with the time and place or places of the election.

(d) At any such special election every person qualified to vote under section 314 of this Title may vote, and the provisions of sections 315 and 316 of this Title shall apply to such election.

(e) The election shall be held by such persons as shall be designated by the School Board of the District. If the persons so designated or any of them are not present at the time for opening the polls the voters present may name persons to take the place of those who are absent.

(f) The polls shall open at one o'clock p. m., Eastern Standard Time, and close at eight o'clock p. m., Eastern Standard Time, on the day advertised.

(g) The vote shall be by ballot on which is written or printed:

For the bond issue _____

Against the bond issue _____

Approved July 2, 1957.