CHAPTER 130

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 15, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENTS OF ELECTIONS FOR KENT AND SUSSEX COUNTIES.

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

Section 1. § 104, Title 15, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by striking out said section and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

§ 104. Departments of Elections for Kent and Sussex Counties; composition; appointments; terms

(a) The Department of Elections for Kent County and the Department of Elections for Sussex County shall each consist of 8 members appointed as hereinafter provided, each of whom, regardless of the manner of his appointment, shall have the same rights, privileges and duties as a member of one of the said Departments. Each of the two principal political parties shall at all times be represented by at least one member of each Department.

() Three members of each Department shall be appointed by the Governor for terms of 3 years each, beginning on the 15th day of January of the year in which appointed. One of such members of each Department shall be appointed in each year upon the expiration of the term of a member previously appointed by the Governor.

(a) The following 5 additional members of the Department of Elections for Kent County are hereby appointed to serve from July 1, 1959, to June 30, 1963:

Howard L. Rawley

L. Winfred Hughes

Roland Wilkinson, Sr.

Norris Graham

J. Harry Latchum

If a vacancy occurs in any such membership by reason of death, resignation, or other cause prior to June 30, 1963, such vacancy shall be filled for the residue of the term by vote of the majority of the remaining 5 such members. Successors to the said 5 members shall be appointed by the Governor for terms of 4 years beginning on July 1, 1963, and July 1 of each fourth year thereafter.

(d) The following 5 additional members of the Department of Elections for Sussex County are hereby appointed to serve from July 1, 1959, to June 30, 1963:

J. Fred Miles

Donald Hickman

William B. Morgan

Norman Jester

Woodrow W. Steen

If a vacancy occurs in any such membership by reason of death, resignation, or other cause prior to June 30, 1963, such vacancy shall be filled for the residue of the term by vote of the majority of the remaining 5 such members. Successors to the said 5 members shall be appointed by the Governor for terms of 4 years beginning on July 1, 1963, and July 1 of each fourth year thereafter.

Section 2. Nothing in this Act is intended to extend, diminish or alter the presently existing term of any member of the Department of Elections for Kent or Sussex County.

Section 3. § 106, Title 15, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by adding thereto a sentence, as follows:

The provisions of this section shall not govern the filling of vacancies which may occur prior to June 30, 1963, in the memberships of the Departments of Elections for Kent and Sussex Counties provided in § 104 (c) and (d) of this Chapter.

Section 4. This Act shall be effective on July 1, 1959.

NOTE: This bill became a law on June 30, 1959 without the approval of the Governor and in accordance with Section 18, Article III of the Constitution of Delaware.