CHAPTER 471

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 504

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS 1742 AND 1748, TITLE 15, DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO VOTER REGISTRATION OF A PERSON CHANGING HIS OR HER NAME OR ADDRESS.

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

Section 1. Amend §1748, Chapter 17, Title 15, Delaware Code by striking the first sentence of §1748 in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"Any registered voter who changes his or her name by marriage or otherwise, shall be required to change their registration to their new name and authorize the transfer of the previous registration, information, including their voting record, to the new name."

Section 2. Amend §1742, Chapter 17, Title 15, Delaware Code by striking the first sentence of §1742(a) in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"(a) If any person, having been previously registered in any election district in this State, shall by his or her removal therefrom have attained a legal residence, as required by the Constitution of this State, in any other county of this State, such person must register as a qualified voter in such other county and authorize the transfer of the previous registration information, including their voting record, to the new address."

Section 3. Amend §1742(b), Chapter 17, Title 15, Delaware Code by striking the words "without delay" as they appear therein and substitute in lieu thereof the words "within 3 business days".

Approved July 8, 1986.