CHAPTER 184

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 678

AN ACT TO AMEND DELAWARE CODE, TITLE 14, BY MAKING TECHNICAL CHANGES IN ORDER TO REMOVE LEGAL AMBIGUITIES OR CONFLICTS IN STATEMENTS THAT NOW APPEAR TO EXIST IN THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR VOTING BY PAPER BALLOT AND/OR VOTING MACHINES.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section I. AMEND Delaware Code, Title 14, §1908 (a) by striking said subsection in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

"(a) For an election under this chapter to increase taxes, the election may be conducted by the use of printed paper ballots or by the use of voting machines. The words 'For additional tax' and 'Against additional tax' shall appear on the printed paper ballot next to squares added for convenience in marking or shall appear on the machine next to the appropriate levers."

Section 2. AMEND Delaware Code, Title 14, §1908 by striking subsection (b) and (e) thereof in their entirety and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

"(b) For an election under this chapter for the purpose of increasing the real estate tax under this chapter, while simultaneously decreasing the real estate tax under Chapter 21 of this Title by the same amount, the election may be conducted by the use of printed paper ballots or by the use of voting machines. The words 'For tax transfer' and 'Against tax transfer' shall appear on the printed paper ballot next to squares added for convenience in marking or shall appear on the machine next to the appropriate levers."

Section 3. AMEND Delaware Code, Title 14, §2004 by striking from that section the phrase "The following form shall be used on the ballots in such election:" and substituting in lieu thereof the words "The election may be conducted by the use of printed paper ballots or by the use of voting machines. Provisions shall be made for the following form to appear on the printed paper ballots next to squares added for convenience in marking and on the voting machine next to the appropriate levers:"

Section 4. AMEND Delaware Code, Title 14, §2122 (g) by striking said subsection in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

"(g) For an election under this chapter for the purpose of authorizing a bond issue the election may be conducted by the use of printed paper ballots or by the use of voting machines. The words "For the bond issue' and 'Against the bond issue' shall appear on the printed paper ballot next to squares added for convenience in marking or shall appear on the machine next to the appropriate levers."

Section 5. AMEND Delaware Code, Title 14, §2122 (h) by deleting said subsection in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

"(h) For an election under this chapter for the purpose of increasing the real estate tax rate under the provisions of Chapter 19 of this Title, while simultaneously decreasing the real estate tax rate under the provisions of Chapter 21 of this Title by the same amount, the election may he conducted by the use of printed paper ballots or by the use of voting machines. The words 'For tax transfer' and 'Against tax transfer' shall appear on the printed paper ballot next to squares added for convenience in marking or shall appear on the machine next to the appropriate levers."

Section 6. AMEND Delaware Code, Title 14, §2122 (i) by striking said subsection in its entirety and by relettering the subsequent subsection accordingly.

Approved February 5, 1980.