CHAPTER 279

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 424

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 237, VOLUME 51, LAWS OF DELAWARE, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO REINCORPORATE THE TOWN OF BRIDGEVILLE" BY PROVIDING FOR THE REGISTRATION OF 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 5 of Chapter 237, Volume 51, Laws of Delaware by striking the fourth sentence in said section in its entirety commencing with the word "At" and ending with the word "vote".

Section 2. Amend Section 5 of Chapter 237, Volume 51, Laws of
Delaware, as amended by adding thereto a new paragraph to read as follows:

"Every citizen of the said town of the age eighteen years or upwards, or persons arriving at the age of eighteen years since the last Town Assessment, shall have one vote provided he or she has registered on the "Books of Registered Voters" of the Town of Bridgeville. The Commissioners of Bridgeville shall provide two registers to be known as the "Books of Registered Voters" which shall be kept by the Secretary and shall be conclusive evidence of the right of any person to vote at the annual election. The "Books of Registered Voters" shall contain the names of those persons who have registered in alphabetical order and the following information for each registrant: the name and permanent address of the registrant, the local address of the registrant, the birth date of the registrant, the date the registrant became a resident of the State of Delaware, and the date the registrant became a resident of the Town of Bridgeville, and other pertinent information. No person shall be registered upon the "Books of Registered Voters" unless he or she will have acquired the qualifications to vote in the annual election for the year in which he or she registers. A person shall be required to register one time; provided, however, that if a registered voter fails to vote in two consecutive annual elections in which there is a contest, his name shall be removed from the "Books of Registered Voters" and notice shall be 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 list of registered voters and that it will be necessary to register again in order to be eligible to vote in the annual election. A person may register at the office of the Secretary during the regular office hours by completing such forms as may be provided by the Town; provided, however, that no person shall be registered after the close of business on the tenth day prior to the date of the annual election."

Approved May 15, 1978.