CHAPTER 101

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 121

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF SEAFORD RELATING TO ANNUAL 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 The Charter of the City of Seaford by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows:

Section 6. The candidates for Mayor and City Councilman shall be nominated as follows:

(c) All such notifications of candidacy must be filed with the City Manager on or before the close of business on the Fourth Friday of March Last Friday in February in the year of the annual election next ensuing; and thereupon, it shall be the duty of the City manager to have a list of names of all candidates so filed with him/her printed in a newspaper published in the City of Seaford on the First Thursday in the month of April in the year of the said annual election next ensuing; or in the event that no newspaper is published in the said City, publication may be had in a newspaper having general circulation in the community; or, in the discretion of the City Council, the City Manager may post a list of names of all candidates designating the office sought by each candidate in at last five (5) public places in the City, such public places to be designated by the Council. One (1) of the said public places shall be in the City Hall of the City of Seaford.

Section 7.

(A) The annual municipal election shall be held on the Third Saturday in April of each and every year. The polls shall be opened at Ten (10) A.M. and shall close at Six (6) P.M. Seven (7) a.m. and shall close at three (3) p.m. prevailing time unless only one (1) candidate has been nominated for each office which has expired and for which nominations have been received. If there is only one (1) official candidate for any office and no formal opponent, the official candidate shall assume office without the holding of a formal election for that office. All voting shall take place in the City Hall of the City of Seaford.

Approved July 15, 2015