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AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 15, DELAWARE CODE, ENTITLED "ELECTIONS" RELATING TO PREPARATION OF LISTS OF REGISTERED VOTERS; TIMING AND DATING OF DOCUMENTS; APPLICATIONS FOR BALLOTS AND COMMUNICATIONS; REMOVAL OF RECORDS OF DECEASED PERSONS FROM REGISTRATION RECORDS; REMOVAL OF RECORDS OF PERSONS CONVICTED OF A FELONY; CERTIFICATION OF VOTE.

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

Section 1. § 305, Title 15, Delaware Code, is amended by inserting the words "or the Wilmington City Chairman of any political party" following the word "party" in the second line thereof.

Section 2. Title 15, Delaware Code, is amended by adding a new section 119 as follows:

§ 119. Timing and dating

It shall be the duty of each Department of Elections to time and date each application for a ballot, or other communication received by the department and the person timing and dating the application for a ballot, letter or other communication shall place his initials thereon. Each Department shall note the time and date of all ballots received.

Section 3. § 1705, Title 15, Delaware Code, is amended by adding the following paragraphs:

(c) Should the Department be unable to determine from the records of the Registrar of Vital Statistics the identity of a deceased voter it shall refer the name, residence, age and such other available information to the Attorney General who shall forthwith make a full investigation and report his findings to the Department. The Department shall then remove the original and duplicate permanent registration records of the deceased voter as provided in subparagraph (b) of this section.

(d) The Clerks of the Court shall notify in writing the State Election Commissioner and the Department of Elections of each County of the names and addresses of all persons convicted of a felony.

Section 4. § 4514 (b), Title 15, Delaware Code, is amended by adding a new sentence to read as follows:

The certificate shall include for each candidate the number of votes received as follows: "Voting Machine No. "absentee ballots" and "totals".

Approved February 17, 1960.