AN ACT CREATING THE OFFICE OF VOTERS' ASSISTANT AND PRESCRIBING THE DUTIES THEREOF.
Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
Section 1. That on or before the tenth day of October in each and every year in which a general election is held in this State, it shall be the duty of the Governor to select, appoint and commission an honest and capable man from each of the two principal political parties in each and every election district in this State, including the districts in the City of Wilmington, who shall be known as Voters' Assistants.
The County Committees of the two principal political parties, which at the general election next preceding cast the highest number of votes respectively, in such County, shall each submit to the Governor the names of three men for such appointment and from said names the Governor shall select one to represent each party, but in no case no name or names is or are submitted by either or both, the Governor shall then make such appointment or appointments as he may see fit.
Section 2. That the Voters' Assistants shall be stationed within the room where the election is being held, and shall, when requested by any voter, assist such voter to mark, alter, change, scratch, or fold his ballot which he desires to vote.
Section 3. That if any Voters' Assistant make a false declaration to any voter he shall upon conviction be fined One hundred dollars, and any Voters' Assistant who shall decline any voter in any way shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction, shall be fined not less than Two hundred dollars nor more than Five hundred dollars, and may in the discretion of the Court be imprisoned for a term not exceeding five years.
Section 4. That all Acts or part of Act inconsistent herewith be and the same are hereby repealed.
Approved March 8, A. D. 1901.