CHAPTER 398

FORMERLY SENATE

SUBSTITUTE NO. I

FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 572

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS 1306 AND 4518, TITLE 15, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO REGISTRATION AND POLLING PLACES.

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

Section 1. Subsection 1306 (a), Title 15, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by striking it in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

(a) Each Department of Elections shall designate and procure for each election district in its county a registration place, which shall also be used as the district's polling place, wherever possible. The suitability, convenience and accessibility of the registration place to the voters of the election district must be given prime consideration in its selection. This selection shall be determined according to this order of preference: (1) Within the geographical boundaries of the election district to be served. (2) Within the boundaries of an election district which immediately adjoins the district to be served and is in the same representative district. (3) Within the boundaries of an election district which immediately adjoins the district to be served, but is in a different representative district, provided such designation is made by a unanimous vote of the members present at a meeting of the Board of Elections for the county.

Section 2. Subsection 4518 (a), Title 15, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by striking it in its entirety and inserting in lieu therof the following:

(a) Each Department of Elections shall designate and procure for each election district in its county a polling place, which shall be the same as its registration place, wherever possible. The suitability, convenience and accessibility of the polling place to the voters of the election district must be given prime

consideration in its selection. This selection shall be determined according to this order of preference: (1) Within the geographical boundaries of the election district to be served. (2) Within the boundaries of an election district which immediately adjoins the district to be served and is in the same representative district. (3) Within the boundaries of an election district which immediately adjoins the district to be served, but is in a different representative district, provided such designation is made by a unanimous vote of the members present at a meeting of the Board of Elections for the county.

Approved May 14, 1972.