CHAPTER 590

FORMERLY SENATE BILL

NO. 759

AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT, BEING CHAPTER 170, VOLUME 57, LAWS OF DELAWARE, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO REINCORPORATE THE CITY OF LEWES" TO PROHIBIT THE MAYOR OR ANY COUNCILMAN FROM BEING A CANDIDATE FOR ANY OTHER OFFICE, TO LOWER THE VOTING AGE FOR THE ANNUAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO EIGHTEEN YEARS, TO REPEAL ANY RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT FOR REGISTRATION AND TO PROVIDE FOR 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. Section 5(d), Chapter 170, volume 57, Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby amended by adding at the end of said Section a new sentence to read as follows:

Any person holding the Office of Mayor or the Office of Councilman may be a candidate for re-election to successive terms, but no person holding the Office of Mayor shall be a candidate for the Office of City Councilman nor shall any person holding the Office of City Councilman be a candidate for the Office of Mayor without first vacating his present office.

Section 2. Section 7(g), Chapter 170, Volume 57, Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby amended by striking the first sentence as it appears in said Section and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

At such Annual Municipal Election, every person, male or female, who shall have attained the age of eighteen (18) years on the date of the Annual Municipal Election and who shall be a citizen of the United States and a citizen of The City of Lewes shall have one (1) vote, provided he or she is registered on the Books of Registered Voters of The City of Lewes.

Section 3. Section 7(g), Chapter 170, Volume 57, Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby amended by striking the sixth sentence of said Section therefrom and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

A person shall be required to register only one time; provided, however, that if a registered voter fails to vote in two consecutive Annual Municipal 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 that his name has been removed from the Books of Registered Voters and that it will be necessary to register again in order to vote in the Annual Municipal Election.

Approved July 26, 1972.

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