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AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 17, TITLE 15, DELAWARE CODE ENTITLED REGISTRATION PROCEDURE RELATING TO ISSUANCE OF VOTER IDENTIFICATION CARDS; PENALTIES FOR MISUSE AND DEFACING OF A VOTER IDENTIFICATION CARD; TRANSFER OF REGISTRATION UPON PRESENTMENT OF A VOTER IDENTIFICATION CARD.

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

Section 1. Title 15, Chapter 17, Delaware Code is hereby amended by adding thereto a new Section 1730 to read as follows:

§ 1730. Issuance of Voter Identification Card

The Department of Elections in each of the Counties shall prepare and mail to each registered voter a Voter Identification Card, in substantially the following form:

_______________ ________

State of Delaware County

Permanent Reg. No ___________

_______________________________________________________________

Last Name First Name Middle Initial

_______________________________________________________________

Post Office Address

_______________________________________________________________

Elec. Dist. Repr. Dist. Ward

________________________

Signature of Registrant

_______________________________________________________________

Not Valid Unless Signed

The Voter Identification Card shall be mailed during 1959 to all registered voters. Commencing with the first registration day of 1960, the Department of Elections shall prepare and mail a Voter Identification Card to each new and transferred registered voter.

The Department shall issue a duplicate Voter Identification Card upon a registered voter showing that his Voter Identification Card has been lost, displaced or destroyed. No duplicate Identification Card shall be issued except upon affidavit under oath showing the circumstances of such loss, misplacement or destruction. The Department may require such other proofs of loss, misplacement or destruction as is reasonable.

Section 2. Title 15, Chapter 17, Delaware Code is hereby amended by adding thereto a new Section 1731 to read as follows:

§ 1731. Whoever knowingly permits his Voter Identification Card to be used by another person or who knowingly shall deface his Voter Identification Card shall be fined not more than $500. or imprisoned not more than 30 days.

Section 3. Title 15, Section 1741, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by adding the following at the end of the third paragraph thereof:

No person shall apply for a transfer of registration to the registration officers in an election district unless he presents his Voter Identification Card, or if such card has been lost, misplaced or destroyed, by presenting a duplicate Voter Identification Card as issued by the Department.\

Approved April 2, 1959.