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FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 436

AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT BEING CHAPTER 196, VOLUME 22, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE COMMISSIONERS OF LEWES TO APPOINT A BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS FOR THE TOWN OF LEWES, WHICH SHALL ESTABLISH, CONTROL AND REGULATE AN ELECTRIC LIGHT PLANT, WATER WORKS AND A SEWER SYSTEM FOR SAID TOWN; PRESCRIBING THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF SAID BOARD AND PROVIDING FOR THE ELECTION OF THEIR SUCCESSORS" TO ELIMINATE AS A QUALIFICATION FOR ELECTION TO THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS THAT A CANDIDATE BE A FREEHOLDER OR LEASEHOLDER, TO PROVIDE FOR ABSENTEE BALLOTS AND TO ESTABLISH THE TIME FOR THE OPENING AND CLOSING OF POLLS AT THE ANNUAL 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 1. Section 1, Chapter 196, Volume 22, Laws of Delaware, as

amended, by Section 1, Chapter 126, Volume 60, Laws of Delaware, as amended, be and the same is hereby further amended by striking out all of Paragraph (1) of said Section 1 of said Chapter 126, Volume 60, Laws of Delaware, and substituting in lieu thereof a new Paragraph (1) to read as follows:

"(1) A bona fide citizen of the United States and of the State of Delaware and a resident of the City of Lewes or on the public or vacant lands under the jurisdiction of the City Council for at least ninety (90) days next preceding the date of the Annual Election for members of the Board of Public Works; and"

Section 2. Section 1, Chapter 196, Volume 22, Laws of Delaware, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 218, volume 51, Laws of Delaware, and subsequently by Section 5, Chapter 281, Volume 55, laws of Delaware, and subsequently by Section 5, Chapter 281, Volume 55, Laws of Delaware and by Section 2, Chapter 126, Volume 60, Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby further amended by adding at the end of said Section 5, Chapter 126, Volume 60, Laws of Delaware, the following:

"The City Council of the City of Lewes may, by Ordinance, provide for any voter registered to vote in the Annual Election for a member of the Board of Public Works to cast an absentee ballot if such person is unable to appear and cast his or her ballot in person."

Section 3. Section 1, Chapter 196, Volume 22, Laws of Delaware, as

amended, be and the same is hereby further amended by adding at the end of said Section 1, the following:

The Annual Election for members of the Board of Public Works shall be held at a place designated by the Board of Public Works on the First Saturday in April of each year from 8:00 o'clock in the morning, prevailing time, until 6:00 o'clock in the evening, prevailing time."

Approved July 14, 1994.