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FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 449

AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT, BEING CHAPTER 276, VOLUME 65, LAWS OF DELAWARE ENTITLED "AN ACT TO REINCORPORATE THE TOWN OF GEORGETOWN" TO INCREASE THE HOURS FOR VOTING AT THE ANNUAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION, TO CHANGE THE DATE OF THE ANNUAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION, TO PROVIDE FOR ABSENTEE VOTING AT THE ANNUAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE TAKING OF THE OATH OF OFFICE AT THE FIRST REGULAR MEETING FOLLOWING THE ANNUAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION.

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 I. Amend Subsection (b), Section 7, Chapter 276, Volume 65, Laws of Delaware by striking the word May as It appears In said subsection and substituting In lieu thereof the word "April".

Section 2. Amend Subsection (a), Section 8, Chapter 276, Volume 65, Laws of Delaware by striking said Subsection (a) and substituting in lieu thereof a new Subsection (a) to read as follows:

"(a) The Annual Municipal Election shall be held at a place designated by the Town Council within the corporate limits of The Town of Georgetown on the second Saturday In May of each and every year from one o'clock In the afternoon, prevailing time, until seven o'clock In the evening, prevailing time."

Section 3. Amend Subsection (0, Section 8, Chapter 276, Volume 65, Laws of Delaware by striking the word "June" as It appears In said Subsection and substituting in lieu thereof the word "May".

Section 4. Amend Subsection (h), Section 8. Chapter 276, Volume 65, Laws of Delaware by striking the word May as it appears In said Subsection and substituting In lieu thereof the word "April".

Section 5. Amend Subsection (I), Section 8, Chapter 276, Volume 65, Laws of Delaware by striking said Subsection (I) and substituting in lieu thereof a new Subsection (I) to read as follows:

"(I) Votes may be offered in person at the Annual Municipal Election and the Town Council may, by Ordinance, provide for voting at the Annual Municipal Election by absentee ballot by any qualified voter who, on the day of the Annual Municipal Election, shall be absent from the Town for any of the following reasons:

(I) Because such person is In the public service of the United States or of this State temporarily residing outside the corporate limits of the Town;

(2) Because such person Is the spouse of a person in the public service of the United States or of this State temporarily residing outside the corporate

limits of the Town;

(3) Because such person is unavoidably absent from the Town on the day of the Annual Municipal Election."

Section 6. Amend Subsection (a), Section 9, Chapter 276, Volume 65, Laws of Delaware by striking said Subsection (a) and substituting In lieu thereof a new Subsection (a) to read as follows:

"(a) At the first regular meeting of the Town Council following the Annual

Municipal Election, the duly elected officers shall assume the duties of office, first being sworn or affirmed by a notary public to perform faithfully and impartially the duties of their respective offices with fidelity."

Approved July 7, 1988