CHAPTER 339

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 617

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 158, VOLUME 36 OF THE LAWS OF DELAWARE, THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF DOVER, RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

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 6, Chapter 158, Volume 36, Laws of Delaware, as amended by Chapter 147, Volume 61, Laws of Delaware, and Chapter 365, Volume 66, Laws of Delaware, by striking the existing Section 6 in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new Section 6 to read as follows:

"Section 6. Municipal election dates.

Regular municipal elections shall be held each year on the third Tuesday in April and shall be known as regular municipal elections. All other municipal elections that may be held shall be known as special municipal elections. At the regular municipal election to be held on the third Tuesday in April of 1993 and every two (2) years thereafter, five (5) councilmen shall be elected for a term of two (2) years, four (4) of whom shall be elected by district voting from each of the districts as designated by council and one (1) of whom shall be elected by at-large voting by all voters of the city, as provided in Section 5 of this Charter. At the regular municipal election to be held on the third Tuesday in April of 1994 and every two (2) years thereafter, four (4) councilmen shall be elected by district voting from each of the districts as designated by council for a term of two (2) years, and a mayor shall be elected by the voters of the city for a term of two (2) years, as provided in Section 5 of this Charter."

Section 2. Amend Section 8, Chapter 158, Volume 36, Laws of Delaware, as amended by Chapter 318, Volume 49, Laws of Delaware, Chapter 98, Volume 59, Laws of Delaware, Chapter 456, Volume 60, Laws of Delaware, Chapter 147, Volume 61, Laws of Delaware, and Chapter 365, Volume 66, Laws of Delaware, by striking the phrase "on the third Monday of April in the year 1988 and each year thereafter" as it appears in the first sentence of the first paragraph of said Section 8, and substituting in lieu thereof the phrase on the third Tuesday of April in the year 1993 and each year thereafter"; by striking "11:00 a.m." as it appears in the second sentence of the first paragraph of said Section 8, and substituting in lieu thereof "7:00 a.m.'; by striking "11:00 a.m." as it appears in the third sentence of the second paragraph of said Section 8, and substituting in lieu thereof "7:00 a.m."; and by striking the existing fourth paragraph of said Section 8 in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new fourth paragraph of said Section 8 to read as follows:

"Every resident of the City of Dover who shall have reached the age of eighteen (18) years by the time of the election and who is properly registered to vote shall be entitled to vote at all regular or special municipal elections. A voter will be considered properly registered to vote if he is properly registered to vote for state elections in accordance with Title 15 of the Delaware Code as amended."

Section 3. Amend Section 50, Chapter 158, Volume 36, Laws of Delaware, as amended by Chapter 318, Volume 49, Laws of Delaware, Chapter 92, Volume 51, Laws of Delaware, Chapter 112, Volume 52, Laws of Delaware, Chapter 96, Volume 54, Laws of Delaware, and Chapter 143, Volume 64, Laws of Delaware, by striking "11 o'clock A.M." as it appears in the sixth sentence of the fourth paragraph of subsection (d) of said Section 50, and substituting in lieu thereof "7 o'clock A.M."

Approved July 8, 1992.