AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 42, VOLUME 53, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED "AN ACT AMENDING, REVISING AND CONSOLIDATING THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF SEAFORD" BY PERMITTING NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY OWNERS TO VOTE IN THE ANNUAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION.
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 (a), Chapter 42, Volume 53, Laws of Delaware, as amended, is further amended by adding at the end of said Section the following:
Each non-resident of the City of Seaford of the age of twenty-one (21) years or upward to whom was assessed a City property tax for the year preceding such election and who shall have been a non-delinquent taxpayer of all taxes assessed to him for at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of the said annual election shall have the right to vote for the Mayor and for the members of the City Council. In the case of property owned by a husband and wife jointly, both of whom are non-resident of the City of Seaford, the first who presents himself at the polls shall 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 election a list of all names of persons who are non-residents and who have paid all property taxes assessed to them at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of said election as hereinbefore provided, alphabetically arranged and duly certified. This list so certified shall be evidence as to the right of any non-resident property owner to vote at the said election. Those persons whose names do not appear on the list so certified must present to the Board of Election at the time that they present themselves to vote sufficient evidence that the property taxes assessed to them were paid at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of the said annual election.
Approved May 27, 1965.