CHAPTER 263

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 259

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND 63 LAWS OF DELAWARE, CHAPTER 64, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO REINCORPORATE THE TOWN OF OCEAN VIEW IN SUSSEX COUNTY, DELAWARE" PERMITTING THE TOWN COUNCIL, BY ORDINANCE, TO ESTABLISH ELECTION DISTRICTS.

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 2.113, 63 Laws of Delaware, Chapter 64, as amended, relating to Elections, by redesignating former subsection (a) as new subsection (c) and inserting the following as new subsections (a) and (b):

“(a) The Town Council shall, by Ordinance, create and establish four (4) representative districts within the Town of Ocean View. Thereafter, the Town Council may redistrict within one (1) year of the annexation of new territory within the Town limits or of the completion of the U.S. decennial census.

(b) Four (4) members of the Town Council shall be nominated and elected from the several districts in which they reside and one (1) member shall be nominated and elected from the Town at large.”

Section 2. Amend Section 2.113, 63 Laws of Delaware, Chapter 64, as amended, relating to Elections, by redesignating former subsection (b) as new subsection (d) and deleting the first sentence thereof and inserting in lieu thereof, the following:

“One (1) Councilman shall be elected from each district and one (1) Councilman shall be elected at large. Councilmen shall be elected from their respective districts, as follows: The Councilman from District 4 shall be elected in the first year; the next following year, the Councilmen from Districts 1 and 2; and the third year, the Councilman from District 3 and the at Large Councilman.”

Section 3. Amend Section 2.114, 63 Laws of Delaware, Chapter 64, as amended, relating to Ballots by deleting the second sentence thereof and inserting in lieu thereof, the following:

“ Upon such ballots the names of the candidates for the office to be filled shall appear and the district from which they seek election or if at large arranged alphabetically by district and at large, and immediately below each group of names, instructions to vote for one from each of the several districts and one at large.”

Section 4. Amend Section 2.116, 63 Laws of Delaware, Chapter 64, as amended, relating to Filing for Office, by deleting the first sentence thereof and inserting in lieu thereof, the following:

“No person shall be voted upon as a candidate for the office of Councilman, unless at least thirty (30) days before the date set for the election he shall have filed with the Secretary or the Mayor a letter or other certification setting forth:

(a) That he will be a candidate for a certain designated office;

(b) That he has been a bona fide resident of the Town of Ocean View at least six (6) months and of the district in which he seeks election, if not running at large, and

(c) That he is at least eighteen (18) years of age.”

Approved February 02, 2000