CHAPTER 634

FORMERLY HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION

NO. 19

PROCLAIMING THE WEEK OF AUGUST 9 THROUGH AUGUST 15 AS VOTER REGISTRATION EMPHASIS WEEK.

WHEREAS, the voting age for Federal elections has been lowered to eighteen, and Delaware was the first state to ratify an amendment to the United States Constitution lowering the voting age to eighteen for all elections; and

WHEREAS, these actions have increased the number of potential voters in Delaware by approximately 29,796 eighteen to twenty-one year olds; and

WHEREAS, it is important for every citizen, especially these young people, to become involved in the elective process; and

WHEREAS, the Governor's Youth Council is mapping a Voter Registration Emphasis Campaign in order to facilitate the registering of this new addition to Delaware's electorate.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the House of Representatives of the 126th General Assembly, the Senate joining therein, that the week of August 9 through August 15 is hereby proclaimed as Voter Registration Emphasis Week.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the State Commissioner of Elections is hereby directed to give full assistance to the Governor's Youth Council as they conduct their Voter Registration Emphasis Campaign.

Approved July 5, 1971.