CHAPTER 491

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 772

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 15 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SPECIAL ELECTIONS TO FILL VACANCIES IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

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

Section 1. Amend §7104, Title 15, Delaware Code by adding at the end of said sections the following:

"Notwithstanding the above, should a vacancy occur that would require a special election to be held after June 30th of the year of a general election and the General Assembly is in session, the election to fill the vacancy pursuant to the writ shall be at the time of the next general election unless sooner set by the presiding officer of the house in which the vacancy exists and in all respects shall be conducted in the same manner as the general election. In the event the presiding officer of the house determines a special election shall be held sooner than the date of general election then the provisions of this section shall be followed."

Section 2. This act shall be effective upon signing and shall apply to vacancies existing at the time of its enactment and any vacancies occurring thereafter.

Approved October 13, 1998