CHAPTER 40

AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT BEING CHAPTER 42 OF VOLUME 53, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED "AN ACT AMENDING, REVISING, AND CONSOLIDATING THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF SEAFORD" BY PERMITTING CERTAIN PERSONS TO VOTE AND BY EXEMPTING CERTAIN PERSONS FROM BEING ASSESSED A CAPITATION TAX.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (two-thirds of all Members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Section 7 (c), Chapter 42, Volume 53, Laws of Delaware, as amended, is further amended by adding at the end of said Section the following:

Those persons desiring to vote in the annual election and who have attained the age of seventy (70) years and to whom neither a City capitation tax nor a City property tax was assessed for the year immediately preceding the annual election and who have been residents of the City of Seaford for at least six (6) months prior to the date of the annual election shall register in the Municipal Building of the City of Seaford with the City Manager at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of said annual election in order to be entitled to vote. The City Manager shall deliver to the Vice-President of the City Council at least twenty (20) days prior to the date of said annual election a list alphabetically arranged, dated and duly certified of the persons who so registered who had attained the age of seventy (70) years and to whom neither a City capitation tax nor a City property tax was assessed for the year immediately preceding the annual election and who have been residents of the City of Seaford for at least six (6) months prior to the date of the annual election; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that a person who has attained the age of seventy (70) years and who fulfills the other requirements shall not be required to register more than once.

Section 2. Section 25 (c), Chapter 42, Volume 53, Laws of Delaware, as amended, is further amended by striking out all of said Section and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

It shall be the duty of the Tax Assessor of the City of Seaford duly appointed to assess a capitation tax upon each citizen above the age of twenty-one years, resident within the limits of the City Council; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that the Tax Assessor shall assess no capitation tax upon any citizen resident within the corporate limits of the City of Seaford who attains the age of seventy (70) years on or before March 1 of the year in which the tax is assessed.

Approved April 22, 1965.