CHAPTER 586

FORMERLY HOUSE BILL

NO. 729

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 42, VOLUME 53, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AND CHAPTER 316, VOLUME 57, LAWS OF DELAWARE, ENTITLED "AN ACT AMENDING, REVISING AND CONSOLIDATING THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF SEAFORD" TO PROVIDE A DAY WHEN NOMINATIONS OF CANDIDACY FOR THE OFFICE OF MAYOR OR COUNCILMAN OF THE CITY OF SEAFORD MUST BE FILED, TO PROVIDE FOR PUBLICATION OF THE NAMES OF CANDIDATES, TO PROVIDE A DAY WHEN VOTERS MUST REGISTER IN ORDER TO VOTE IN THE ANNUAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE REMOVAL OF NAMES FROM THE BOOKS OF REGISTERED 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. Amend Section 6 (b) of Chapter 42, Volume 53, Laws of Delaware, by striking the words and figures "at least twenty (20) full days prior to the date" as the same appear on the second and third lines of the first sentence of said subsection and substituting in lieu thereof the words "on or before the close of business on the third Friday of February in the year".

Section 2. Amend Section 6 (b) of Chapter 42, Volume 53, Laws of Delaware, by striking the words and figures "at least ten (10) full days prior to the", as the same appear on lines 6 and 7 of said subsection and substituting in lieu thereof the words "on the last Thursday in the month of February in the year of the ".

Section 3. Amend. Section 7 (c) of Chapter 316, Volume 57, Laws of Delaware, by striking the fifth (5th) sentence beginning with the words "A person" and ending with the words "Annual Election" and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

removed from The Books of Registered Voters by the City Manager upon the death of the registered voter, removal from the City of a registered voter or loss of any other qualification to vote as prescribed herein."

Section 4. Amend Section 7(c) of Chapter 316, Volume 57, Laws of Delaware, by striking the words "seventeenth day prior to the date" as the same appear in the seventh sentence thereof and substituting in lieu thereof the words "third Friday in the month of February of the year."

Approved July 26, 1972.