CHAPTER 258

FORMERLY HOUSE BILL NO. 434

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 3

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 15, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE ELECTION LAWS OF DELAWARE BY AMENDING CHAPTERS 31 AND 33, AND MAKING CERTAIN CHANGES IN PROVISIONS RELATING TO PRIMARY ELECTIONS AND NOMINATIONS OF CANDIDATES, AND NOMINATIONS OF CANDIDATES BY PARTIES.

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

Section 1. Subsection 3102 (a), Title 15, Delaware Code, is amended by deleting the words "third Tuesday in April" as they appear therein and inserting in lieu thereof the words "second Tuesday in July".

Section 2. Subsection 3102 (b), Title 15, Delaware Code, is amended by deleting the words "third Tuesday in June" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "Saturday immediately following the first Monday in September".

Section 3. Subsection 3107 (a) (2) (A), Title 15, Delaware Code, is amended by deleting the words "on the third Tuesday in May" as they appear in the first sentence of said subsection, and inserting in lieu thereof the words "on the Tuesday prior to their party's convention".

Section 4. Subsection 3107 (a) (2) (A), Title 15, Delaware Code, is further amended by deleting the words "the third Tuesday in May" as they appear in the second sentence of said subsection, and inserting in lieu thereof the words "the Tuesday prior to their party's convention".

Section 5. Subsection 3107 (a) (2) (B), Title 15, Delaware Code, is amended by deleting the words "second Friday in March" wherever they appear, and inserting in lieu thereof the words "second Tuesday in June".

Section 6. Subsection 3108 (a), Title 15, Delaware Code, is amended by deleting the words "Monday following the third Saturday in March" as they appear therein, and inserting in lieu thereof the words "third Tuesday in June".

Section 7. Subsection 3108 (b), Title 15, Delaware Code, is amended by deleting the words "Monday following the third Saturday in May" as they appear therein, and inserting in lieu thereof the words "on the fifth day following their party's convention".

Section 8. Section 3116, Title I S, Delaware Code, is amended by deleting the words "3rd Tuesday in June" as they appear therein, and inserting in lieu thereof the words "Saturday immediately following the first Monday in September".

Section 9. Subsection 3301 (c) (i), Title 15, Delaware Code, is amended by deleting the words "second Saturday in May" as they appear therein, and inserting in lieu thereof the words "fourth Saturday in July".

Section 10. Section 3303, Title 15, Delaware Code, is amended by striking the "." as it appears after the word "day." at the end of said section, and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

"; except for offices where there is to be a contest in a primary election to be held, the Saturday immediately following the first Monday in September of a general election year. Winners of these contests shall be named on certificates of nominations to be filed before 12 o'clock noon the Tuesday following said primary election."

Approved July 10, 1971.