HOUSE BILL NO. 827
AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENTS NOS. 1 AND 2
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 22, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO ELECTIONS, VOTER QUALIFICATIONS, AND CERTAIN POWERS OF UNINCORPORATED TOWNS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section 1. Amend §102, Chapter 1, Title 22, Delaware Code by striking the first sentence beginning with the words "Every unincorporated" and ending with the words "commissioners" and inserting in lie,: thereof the following:
"Every unincorporated town having more than three hundred (300) inhabitants may annually on the second Saturday in July, by a majority of the voters qualified to vote, or a majority of the voters present at the annual meeting, elect three (3) commissioners. For purposes of this Section 'qualified voters' shall mean the following: inhabitants qualified to vote for representatives in the General Assembly, property owners and lease holders of record who shall have attained the legal age of majority."
Section 2. Amend §102, Chapter 1, Title 22, Delaware Code by striking the last sentence in said paragraph (1) commencing with the words "For these" and ending with the word "case" and substituting in lieu thereof a new sentence to read as follows:
"For these purposes the Commissioners may make and publish ordinances imposing penalties not exceeding $100 in any case."
Section 3. Amend Section 102, Title 22 of the Delaware Code by adding a new paragraph after the first paragraph and before the second paragraph which new paragraph will read as follows:
"Any unincorporated town may provide for a voter registration which registration may not be concluded any sooner than two (2) weeks prior to the actual election date."
Approved June 27,1980.