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AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 155, VOLUME 28, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE TOWN OF BLADES" BY CHANGING THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR VOTERS AT THE ANNUAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION AND PROVIDING A REGISTRATION SYSTEM FOR VOTERS.

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. Section 2, Chapter 155, Volume 28, Laws of Delaware, as amended, is hereby further amended by striking the last sentence of the first paragraph thereof and inserting in lieu thereof the following:'

At such annual election, every person, male or female, who shall have attained the age of Twenty-one (21) years and who shall have been a bona fide resident of the Town of Blades for at least Three (3) months prior to the date of the Annual, Election provided he or she has registered on the "Books of Registered Voters" of the Town of Blades. The Town Council shall provide two registers to be known as the "Books of Registered Voters" which are to be kept at the Office of the Town Council. The Books of Registered Voters shall contain the following information: The names of the voters arranged in alphabetical order, the permanent address of the voter, the birthdate of the voter, the date the voter became a resident of the Town of Blades and any other pertinent information. No person shall be registered upon the Books of Registered Voters unless he or she will have acquired the qualifications to vote in the Annual Election for the year in which he or she registers. A person shall be required to register only one time; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that if a register voter fails to vote in Two (2) consecutive annual elections in which there is a contest for any office, his name 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 the said registered voter that his name has been removed from the List 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 the Registered Voters shall be maintained at the Office of the Town Council and shall be conclusive evidence of the right of any person to vote at the annual election. A person may register at the office of the Town Council during the regular office hours on any day until the close of business of such office on the Twentieth day prior to the day of the annual election by completing such forms as may be provided by the Town.

Approved April 9, 1970.