CHAPTER 169

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTERS 43, 45, AND 57, TITLE 15, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO ELECTION OF THE GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, BY PROVIDING THAT THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR BE OF THE SAME POLITICAL PARTY AS THE GOVERNOR AND ELECTED JOINTLY WITH THE GOVERNOR IN SUCH MANNER THAT A SINGLE VOTE SHALL BE CAST FOR BOTH OFFICES.

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

Section 1. Chapter 43, Title 15, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by striking the heading of said chapter and substituting in lieu thereof a new heading as follows:

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS, UNITED STATES

SENATORS, REPRESENTATIVES IN CONGRESS,

GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Section 2. Section 4309, Chapter 43, Title 15, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by striking the numeration of said section and renumbering said section "§ 4310."

Section 3. Chapter 43, Title 15, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by adding a new § 4309 as follows:

§ 4309. Governor and Lieutenant Governor; joint election

The Governor and Lieutenant Governor shall be of the same political party and elected jointly at the same time on the same ballot in such manner that a single vote shall be cast for both offices.

Section 4. Section 4502, Chapter 45, Title 15, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by altering the sample official ballot set forth in subsection (c) thereof so that the offices of Governor and Lieutenant Governor under the respective party designations appear within the same block, indicating a single vote shall be cast for both offices.

Section 5. Section 5706, Chapter 57, Title 15, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by striking in subsection (a) the phrase "of Governor, of Lieutenant Governor" and substituting in lieu thereof the phrase "of Governor and Lieutenant Governor."

Approved June 19, 1969.