HOUSE BILL NO. 434
AS AMENDED BY
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 237, VOLUME 51, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO REINCORPORATE THE TOWN OF BRIDGEVILLE" RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF BRIDGEVILLE UPON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ELECTION DISTRICTS BY ORDINANCE.
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 § 5, Chapter 237, Volume 51, Laws of Delaware, relating to Elections, by adding a new paragraph, as follows:
“Upon the establishment of representative districts by ordinance, all Commissioners shall be elected for a term of two (2) years. In order to stagger the terms of Commissioners, districts shall be divided into two categories: the first category shall be Districts 1, 2, and 3, and the second category shall be Districts 4 and 5. The Commissioners from the first category shall stand for election at the first general election next following the adoption of an ordinance establishing election districts, and the second category shall stand for election at the second general election following such establishment. Thereafter, elections for Commissioner in each district shall be conducted every two (2) years. The candidate for Commissioner who shall have the highest number of votes in a district shall be declared elected for such term.”.
Section 2. Amend §5, Chapter 237, Volume 51, Laws of Delaware by deleting the following:
“The two candidates for Commissioners for the two year term who shall have the highest and next highest number of votes for such office and term shall be declared elected for the two year term and the candidate for Commissioner for the one year term shall be declared elected for such term.”; and
“At the town elections so as aforesaid held and at the elections held annually thereafter the voters of the town of Bridgeville shall vote for three Commissioners, two of whom shall serve for a term of two years and one shall serve for a term of one year.”
Approved June 30,2006