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AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 279, VOLUME 53, LAWS OF DELAWARE, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO REINCORPORATE THE TOWN OF BOWERS".

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. Subsection 4 (a) of Chapter 279, Volume 53, Laws of Delaware, is amended to read:

(a) Terms

Three of the councilmen shall be elected for the term of two years each, in every odd numbered year and two of the councilmen shall be elected for the term of two years each, in every even numbered year. Councilmen holding office at the time of the enactment of this Charter shall continue to hold office until the expiration of their old terms. On the first Monday in March in each and every year, the successors of the members of the Council whose terms shall have expired, shall be chosen to serve the term of two years. The members of the Council shall serve until their successors are duly elected and qualified.

Section 2. Subsection 6 (a) of Chapter 279, Volume 53, Laws of Delaware, is amended to read:

(a) Date; notice; ballots

Annual Town elections shall be held on the first Monday in the month of March from 5:00 P. M. until 8:00 P. M., prevailing time, at such place as shall be determined by the Council, due notices of which shall be given by posting notices thereof in three of the most public places within the corporate limits of the Town not less than seven days prior to the day of such annual election. The Council shall have prepared sufficient ballots which will entitle all eligible voters to vote at such election and which shall contain the names of all persons properly nominated and under proper headings designating the offices for

which nominated. Such ballots shall be delivered to the Election Board and every eligible voter shall receive one from the said Board during the hours of the said annual election.

Section 3. Subsection 6 (c), Chapter 279, Volume 53, Laws of Delaware, is amended to read:

(c) Persons qualified to vote; manner of voting

At such election every person, male or female, above the age of twenty-one years who shall have been a bona fide resident of the Town of Bowers for at least thirty days immediately preceding any such election, or who not being a resident of the Town is a real property owner in the Town, shall have one vote, if all Town taxes, assessments and charges levied against such person shall be paid at the time of such election. All votes shall be offered in person and in voting the voters shall cross out the names of all the candidates for whom he does not desire to cast his vote.

Approved December 13, 1965.