CHAPTER 297

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 196

AS AMENDED BY

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 15 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF VOTERS AND TO POLLING PLACES.

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

Section 1. Amend § 4512(e), Title 15 of the Delaware Code by deleting said subparagraph in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"(e) Whenever the department has designated as polling places facilities owned or leased by (1) agencies or subdivisions of this State, or (2) recipients of State funding in excess of $10,000 in the two years preceding such designation, it shall be the duty of the officials of such agencies or subdivisions or said recipients of State funding to make these facilities available and to provide a suitable and acceptable location, heat, lighting and other services necessary for the conduct of the election, so long as such use is not incompatible with the primary function of the agency or subdivision or said recipient of State funding."

Section 2. Amend § 5502(3), Title 15 of the Delaware Code by striking everything after the word "providing" and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"care to his/her parent, spouse, or child who is living at home and requires constant care due to illness, disability, or injury; or".

Section 3. Amend § 5503(e), Title 15 of the Delaware Code by inserting after the word "title" the following:

"or because a person’s business or occupation is providing care to his/her parent, spouse, or child who is living at home and requires constant care due to illness, disability, or injury,".

Section 4. Amend § 5503(k), Title 15 of the Delaware Code by inserting after the second instance of the word "title" the following:

"or because a person’s business or occupation is providing care to his/her parent, spouse or child who is living at home and requires constant care due to illness, disability, or injury".

Section 5. Amend § 5503, Title 15 of the Delaware Code by inserting as subsection (l) the following:

"(l) Upon request, a registered voter eligible to vote by absentee ballot for reasons stated in § 5502(4) of this title may be sent and may return his or her absentee ballot by electronic transmission in accordance with § 5525 of this title."

Section 6. Amend subsection § 5518(a), Title 15 of the Delaware Code by striking the words "the next general election" in their entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"through December 31st of the year following the last general election. Additionally, if a person states the duration of his or her absence from the State, their FPCA shall be valid for that period.".

Approved July 05, 2012