CHAPTER 561

HOUSE BILL NO. 1057

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 75, PART V, TITLE 15 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MUNICIPAL AND TOWN ELECTIONS; AND PROVIDING FOR A REDUCTION IN THE AMOUNT OF TIME POLLS MUST STAY OPEN WHEN THERE IS ONLY ONE CANDIDATE FOR EACH OFFICE.

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 Chapter 75, Part V, Title 15 of the Delaware Code by adding a new section to Subchapter 1, which new section shall read as follows:

"§7502. Conduct of Elections When There is Only One Candidate.

In any town or municipal election where there is only one official candidate for each office, the number of hours the polls are required to remain open may be reduced by the city or town; provided, however, that the polls in any event shall remain open between six o'clock p.m. and seven o'clock p.m."

Approved July 8, 1976