SENATE BILL NO. 324
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 59, VOLUME 63, LAWS OF DELAWARE AS AMENDED, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE TOWN OF DEWEY BEACH" TO APPROVE AN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 10(a) OF THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF DEWEY BEACH, DELAWARE ENTITLED "MANNER OF HOLDING ELECTIONS" TO PROVIDE FOR A VOTER REGISTRATION PROCEDURE FOR MUNICIPAL 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 Chapter 59, Volume 63, Laws of Delaware, Town Charter of Dewey Beach, Section 10(a) by deleting, the existing language of Section 10(a) in its entirety, and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
“(a) Annual municipal elections shall be held on the third Saturday of the month of September, from 10 o’clock A.M. to 6 o’clock P.M. at such place or places as shall be determined by the Commissioners, due notice of which shall be given by posting notices thereof in two (2) conspicuous places within the corporate limits of the Town of Dewey Beach; and by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the community not less than fifteen (15) days before the day of such annual election; provided however, that in the event that there is no contest for any of the several offices up for election in any year, the polls shall not remain open after 10 o’clock A.M. prevailing time. The Town Commissioners shall have the power and authority to enact by ordinance certain voter registration procedures as are deemed reasonably necessary to provide for the orderly and efficient conduct of municipal elections, provided that no such ordinance shall alter the qualifications of voters as herein below set forth, nor shall such ordinance unduly impair the right to vote in a municipal election. No person may be eligible to vote unless properly registered. No person may cast more than one ballot.”
Approved July 19, 2004