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AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 42, VOLUME 53, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED "AN ACT AMENDING, REVISING AND CONSOLIDATING THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF SEAFORD" TO PROVIDE A REGISTRATION SYSTEM FOR VOTERS IN THE ANNUAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION.

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

Section 1. Subsection (c), Section 7, Chapter 42, Volume 53, Laws of Delaware, as amended, is hereby further amended by striking out all of said subsection (c) and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

(c) At such Annual Election, every natural person, male or female, who shall have attained the age of Twenty-one years on the date of the Annual Election and who shall have been a resident of The City of Seaford for at least six months prior to the date of the Annual Election and each non-resident natural person of The City of Seaford who shall have attained the age of Twenty-one years and who shall have been a freeholder of property in The City of Seaford for a period of Six (6) months immediately preceding the date of the Annual Election shall have the right to vote in the Annual Election provided he or she has registered on the "Books of Registered Voters" of The City of Seaford. The City Council of The City of Seaford shall provide two registers to be known as the "Books of Registered Voters" which are to be kept at the Office of the City Manager. The Books of Registered Voters shall contain the following information for each registrant:

The name of the registered voter arranged in alphabetical order, the address of the voter, the birth date of the voter, the date the voter became a resident of The City of Seaford, and any other pertinent information. No person shall be registered upon The Books of Registered Voters unless such person will have acquired the qualifications to vote in the Annual Election for the year in which such person registers. A person shall be required to register only one time; provided, however, that if a registered voter fails to vote in two consecutive Annual Elections, the name of such person shall be removed from The Books of Registered Voters and notice sent to said registered voter at his last known address by registered mail with return receipt requested advising such registered voter that his name has been removed from The Books of Registered Voters and that it will be necessary to register again in order to be eligible to vote in the Annual Election. The Books of Registered Voters shall be maintained in the Office of the City Manager and shall be conclusive evidence of any person to vote in the Annual Election. A person may register at the Office of the City Manager during the regular business hours of such Office until the close of business of such Office on the Seventeenth day prior to the date of the Annual Election by completing such forms as may be required by the City. For all purposes of this Charter, a freeholder shall be deemed to include any natural person who holds fee simple title to real property in his own name, or who holds title to an undivided interest in real property or who holds title to real estate as a tenant by the entirety.

Approved February 6, 1970.