TITLE 15

Elections

Primary Elections and Nominations of Candidates

CHAPTER 31. PRIMARY ELECTIONS

Subchapter III. Election Officers


Before opening the election, the presiding officers and judges shall each take and subscribe an oath according to the following form:

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that in the primary election to be held on the . . . . . . . . day of . . . . . . A. D. . . . . . . I will not knowingly or willfully receive or consent to the receiving of the vote of any alien, and also that I will not receive or consent to the receiving of the vote of any person whom I shall believe not entitled to vote, unless my associates shall adjudge such person to be entitled to vote. That I will not receive or reject, nor concur in receiving or rejecting any vote through partiality or under bias, and that I will determine every matter that shall come before me and perform every act and duty by law required of me, touching the primary election, truly, faithfully and impartially, according to the best of my skill and judgment; that I will cause the ballots that shall be taken at such primary election to be fully read and ascertained, and a true statement thereof to be made, according to the best of my knowledge and ability; that I have not received, nor will I receive directly or indirectly from or through any candidate to be voted for at such primary election, or any representative of any candidate or other person, any money, pay or other valuable thing or reward; that I have not been promised, or in any manner been led to believe that I will at any time directly or indirectly receive any money, pay or other valuable thing or reward from such candidate or representative of such candidate or other person other than that provided by law and if I shall discover any partiality, unfairness or corruption in the conducting of the primary election, I shall disclose the same to the executive authority that shall have directed the holding of the primary election and to the Attorney General to the end that the subject may be investigated, so help me God (or so I solemnly affirm)."

20 Del. Laws, c. 393, § 5; 27 Del. Laws, c. 66, § 1; Code 1915, § 1682; Code 1935, § 1773; 15 Del. C. 1953, § 3143.;

Each of the election officers of any primary election shall have the same powers as provided in § 4946 of this title.

20 Del. Laws, c. 393, § 34; 27 Del. Laws, c. 66, § 1; Code 1915, § 1708; Code 1935, § 1796; 15 Del. C. 1953, § 3147; 58 Del. Laws, c. 148, § 41.;

Compensation of the officers and clerks for the holding of primary elections shall be the same as the compensation for officers and clerks in general elections.

20 Del. Laws, c. 393, § 35; 27 Del. Laws, c. 66, § 1; Code 1915, § 1709; 30 Del. Laws, c. 102, § 1; Code 1935, § 1797; 45 Del. Laws, c. 150, § 9; 15 Del. C. 1953, § 3148; 50 Del. Laws, c. 555; 52 Del. Laws, c. 14.;