CHAPTER 447

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 756

AMEND TITLE 14, DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ABSENTEE VOTING.

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

Section 1. Amend Chapter 10, Title 14, Delaware Code by adding a new Section 1086 thereto to read as follows:

§1086. Absentee Voting.

(a) Any individual qualified to vote in a school district election who shall be unable to appear to cast their ballot at the polling place of their school district on the date of the election may cast their vote by absentee ballot provided that the voter appears at the school district office during normal working hours 1 to 10 working days prior to the date of the election and executes an affidavit of eligibility, the form of which shall be prescribed by the State Department of Elections.

(b) Upon receipt of the executed affidavit, the school district shall provide the individual with an absentee ballot and sealable envelope approved by the State Department of Elections, with instructions stating that the absentee ballot must be executed at the school district office and returned to the appropriate school district personnel in that office without being taken from the premises.

(c) All absentee ballots received by the school district prior to the close of the polls on the district election date shall remain sealed and held by the district until such time as the votes are counted on the district election date, whereupon the absentee ballots shall be counted and totaled in with all other poll results,"

Section 2. This Act shall take effect immediately upon signature by the Governor.

Approved October 5, 1990.