CHAPTER 253

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 698

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO POLLING PLACES IN SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTIONS.

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

Section 1. Amend Subsection (b), Section 1072, Subchapter IV, Chapter 10, Title 14 of the Delaware Code by striking said subsection in its entirety and substituting therefor the following:

"(b) The school board of each reorganized school district shall designate and procure the buildings within the district, including buildings not owned by the school district, which shall be used as polling places for any public school election. The suitability, convenience and accessibility of a polling place to voters of the school district must be given prime consideration in its selection. Whenever possible, such polling place shall be located in public buildings which shall include suitable schools, government buildings, firehouses, community buildings, churches, financial institutions, lobbies or other gathering places. In the event that no public building is available in a conveniently located and readily accessible place, then the school board may designate a suitable, conveniently located and readily accessible private business establishment."

Section 2. Amend Subsection (a) Section 2122, Chapter 21, Title 14 of the Delaware Code by striking said subsection in its entirety and substituting therefor the following:

"(a) Before any school board issues bonds under this chapter, it shall call a special election. The school board shall establish voting district boundaries and designate and procure the buildings within the district, including buildings not owned by the school district, which shall be used as polling places for any special election. The suitability, convenience and accessibility of a polling place to voters of the school district must be given prime consideration in its selection. Whenever possible, such polling place shall be located in public buildings which shall include suitable schools, government buildings, firehouses, community buildings, churches, financial institutions, lobbies or other gathering places. In the event that no public building is available in a conveniently located and readily accessible place, then the school board may designate a suitable, conveniently located and readily accessible private business establishment."

Approved June 4, 1982.