CHAPTER 519

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 548

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 57, TITLE 15 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE CANVASS OF VOTE AND PROCLAMATION OF RESULTS OF ELECTION.

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

Section 1. Amend §5702, Chapter 57, Title 15 of the Delaware Code by redesignating present Subsection (c) u new Subsection (d) and inserting a new Subsection (c) to read as follows:

"(c) Any candidate for statewide office in a general election may apply to the Court for a recount of all the ballots cast and recorded for such office if the number of votes separating such candidate and the closest opposing candidate is less than 1,000 votes or less than 1/2 of 1 percent of all votes cut for the two candidates, whichever amount is less. Such recount shall thereupon be conducted by the Court at State expense. The request for a recount under this Subsection must be presented before the adjournment of the Court of Canvass for the election in question and any recount that takes place shall not extend beyond the petitioner's contest."

Approved July 10, 1986.