CHAPTER 64

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 244

AN ACT TO AMEND ARTICLE X, SECTION 1002, OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF NEWARK AS ADOPTED ON APRIL 26, 1965, BY REFERENDUM PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 260, VOLUME 53, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 479, VOLUME 58, LAWS OF DELAWARE, RELATING TO ELECTION PROCEDURE.

WHEREAS, it is deemed advisable that the Charter of the City of Newark, adopted pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 8, Title 22, Delaware Code, and as thereafter amended, be in certain respects further amended and revised;

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. Amend Section 1002.1 of Article X, Charter of the City of Newark, as amended by Chapter 479, Volume 58, Laws of Delaware, by striking the words and numbers "thirty (30)" as they appear in the first paragraph and substituting in lieu thereof the words and numbers "twenty-four (24)".

Section 2. Amend Section 1002.1 of Article X, Charter of the City of Newark, as amended by Chapter 479, Volume 58, Laws of Delaware, by striking the phrase and whose name is recorded in the registration book of the city," as said phrase appears in the first paragraph and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"and whose name is recorded: (1) for elections conducted until December 31, 1988, in the registration book of the City, and/or (2) for elections conducted after December 31, 1987 in the list of registered voters provided to the City by the New Castle County Department of Elections,"

Section 3. Amend Section 1002.1 of Article X, Charter of the City of Newark, as amended by Chapter 479, Volume 58, Laws of Delaware, by striking the words and numbers "three (3)" as they appear in the second paragraph and substituting in lieu thereof the words and numbers two (2)".

Section 4. Amend Section 1002.1 of Article X, Charter of the City of Newark, as amended by Chapter 479, Volume 58, Laws of Delaware by striking the third paragraph in its entirety which reads as follows:

The council shall provide by ordinance for the appeal of anyone who seeks to register as a qualified voter but who has been denied such registration by the board of election. The appellate body shall be designated as the registration appeal board and shall consist of three (3) members, not councilmen or members of the election board. appointed by the council."

Section 5. Amend Section 1002.3 of Article X, Charter of the City of Newark, as amended by Chapter 479, Volume 58, Laws of Delaware, by deleting the phrase for absentee registration and".

Approved June 29, 1987.