CHAPTER 177

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 112

AN ACT CONCURRING IN A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE V, SECTION 4A OF THE CONSTITUTION OF 1897 OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE RELATING TO ABSENTEE VOTING.

WHEREAS, an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Delaware was proposed in the 131st General Assembly, being Chapter 37, Volume 63, Laws of Delaware, as follows:

"AN ACT PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE V OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE, RELATING TO ABSENTEE VOTING.

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 54A, Article V of the Constitution of the State of Delaware by striking the phrase 'or because' wherever the same appears therein, and substituting the word 'because' In lieu thereof.

Section 2. Amend 54A, Article V of the Constitution of the State of Delaware by adding the words 'or because of the tenets or teachings of his or her religion,' immediately following the word 'vacation,' as the same appears in said section."

WHEREAS, the said proposed amendment was adopted by two-thirds of all members elected to each House of the 131st General Assembly.

NOW, THEREFORE:

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. The said proposed amendment is hereby concurred in and adopted, and shall forthwith become a part of the Constitution of the State of Delaware.

Effective June 27, 1983.