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AN ACT AGREEING TO A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE V, SECTION 2, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE RELATING TO ELECTIONS BY AMENDING THE RESIDENCE REQUIRES MENTS TO ALLOW CERTAIN VOTERS RECENTLY MOVING INTO OR WITHIN THE STATE OR ELECTION DISTRICTS TO VOTE.

WHEREAS, an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Delaware was proposed to the 123rd General Assembly as follows:

"AN ACT PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE V, SECTION 2, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE RELATING TO ELECTIONS BY AMENDING THE RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS TO ALLOW CERTAIN VOTERS RECENTLY MOVING INTO OR WITHIN THE STATE OR ELECTION DISTRICTS TO VOTE.

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. Article 5, of the Constitution of the State of Delaware, is amended by adding thereto a new section which shall be known as Section 2A and shall read as follows:

Section 2A. The General Assembly shall extend to any elector in the state who shall have changed his residence from one county, hundred, or election district to another, but who has not resided therein for a sufficient time so as to be eligible to vote in the county, hundred or election district to which he has removed, the right to vote for the choice of electors for President and Vice-President of the United States, but for no other offices, provided such citizen would have been eligible to vote within this state had he not moved, and provided that he is not entitled to vote for the choice of

electors for President or Vice-President of the United States in any other place and provided further that such citizen would be an otherwise qualified voter under this Constitution except that he has not resided in his county, hundred or election district for a sufficient length of time.

Section 2. Article 5, of the Constitution of the State of Delaware, is amended by adding a new section thereto which shall be known as Section 2B and shall read as follows:

Section 2B. The General Assembly shall extend to a citizen of the United States who has resided in this State for at least 3 months next preceding an election but who does not meet the residence requirements established in Article V, Section 2 of this Constitution, the right to vote for the choice of electors for President and Vice-President of the United States, but for no other offices, provided such citizen was either a qualified voter in another state immediately prior to his removal to this State, or would have been eligible to vote in such other state had he remained there until such election, and provided that he is not entitled to vote for the choice of electors for President or Vice-President of the United States in any other state and provided further that such citizen would be an otherwise qualified voter under this Constitution except that he had not resided in this State for one year.", AND

WHEREAS, the said proposed amendment was agreed to by two-thirds of all the members elected to each House in the said 123rd General Assembly, NOW, THEREFORE

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

Section 1. The said proposed amendment is agreed to and adopted and shall forthwith become a part of the Constitution.

Effective May 18, 1967.