CHAPTER 324

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 33, TITLE 15, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO NOMINATIONS OF CANDIDATES BY PARTIES.

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

Section 1. Chapter 33, Title 15, is amended by striking out § 3303 and inserting in lieu thereof a new § 3303 to read as follows:

Section 1. Chapter 33, Title 15, is amended by striking out § 3303 and inserting in lieu thereof a new § 3303 to read as follows:

§ 3303. Time of filing declaration and certificate

(c)On or before the fifteenth day of July, six o'clock P. M. (Eastern Standard Time), of the year of any general election, and if the fifteenth of July is a Sunday or a legal holiday, then on the next day, and if the next day shall be a holiday, then on the succeeding day, the State Chairman or County Chairman of each county of each political party shall file with the Secretary of State and the Clerk of the Peace for each county, respectively, a declaration in writing that the political party intends to file certificates of nominations required by sub-section (b). If for any reason whatsoever a declaration of intention as required by this sub-section is not filed, as aforesaid, the Secretary of State and Clerk of the Peace for each county shall not thereafter accept a certificate of nomination as required by sub-section (b) hereof.

(d) On or before the first day of September, six o'clock P. M. (Eastern Standard Time), of the year of any general election, and if the first day of September is a Sunday or legal holiday, then on the next day, and if the next day shall be a holiday, then on the succeeding day, certificates of nominations shall be filed with the Secretary of State, or the Clerk of the Peace, as the case may be, only by the State Chairman or County Chairman of each political party which has filed the declaration required in sub-section (a).

Approved May 5, 1966