CHAPTER 458

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 15, DELAWARE CODE, TO REQUIRE THE ISSUANCE AND DISPLAY OF THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AT POLLING PLACES.

WHEREAS, proper respect for the flag of the United States of America is a matter of public importance; and

WHEREAS, the proper arrangement of the polling places at which the electors of this State exercise their democratic franchise is also a matter of public importance; and

WHEREAS, in light of the foregoing this General Assembly has found that the general public welfare requires the display of the flag of the United States of America at polling places in this State;

NOW, THEREFORE,

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

Section 1. Section 3125 (b), Title 15, Delaware Code, is further amended by adding thereto a new sentence to be inserted at the end of the present provision and to read as follows:

At such time, the Departments shall also furnish for each polling place in their respective Counties, a flag of the United States of America, preferably staffed, in size no smaller than the polling place flag above described.

Section 2. Section 4912 (b) shall be amended by striking the period at the end thereof and by inserting in lieu thereof the following:

, and the flag of the United States of America, described in Section 3125 (b), shall be displayed at such places of election so as to be readily seen by the voters.

Section 3. This Act shall be effective January 1, 1968.

Approved July 21, 1966.