TITLE 15

Elections

General Elections

CHAPTER 41. GENERAL PROVISIONS


The residency requirements for candidates for elective office shall be as set forth in the municipal charter, state statute or state Constitution governing the qualifications of candidates for elective office in the city, county, area or district in which the candidate proposes to seek elective office. In instances where a court has declared a residency requirement to be unconstitutional and until such time as a new residency requirement becomes effective, no person may be a candidate for elective office unless such person has been a resident of the city, county, area or district for a period of at least 1 year prior to seeking elective office.

15 Del. C. 1953, § 4101; 58 Del. Laws, c. 520.;

The boundaries of the election districts in each county shall be established and designated by the department of elections for the county, subject to the limitations in this chapter.

Code 1935, § 1750; 46 Del. Laws, c. 315, § 1; 15 Del. C. 1953, § 4102.;

(a) Each department may divide such of the election districts, and such only, as by the election last preceding such division shall be found to contain a greater number of voters than can conveniently vote therein. Each election district so divided shall be at all times wholly within boundaries of 1 representative district.

(b) The department shall designate each election district by an appropriate title that will distinguish it from every other election district.

(c) The division of election districts shall be made at any time after a general election is held and before March 1 of the next succeeding general election year.

Code 1935, § 1750; 45 Del. Laws, c. 148, § 10; 45 Del. Laws, c. 149, § 10; 46 Del. Laws, c. 315, § 1; 15 Del. C. 1953, § 4103; 51 Del. Laws, c. 236.;

(a) The Department may divide such of the election districts, and such only, as by the election last preceding such division shall be found to contain a greater number of voters than can conveniently vote therein. Each election district so divided shall be at all times wholly within boundaries of 1 representative district.

(b) The Department shall designate each election district by an appropriate title that will distinguish it from every other election district.

(c) The division of election districts shall be made at any time after a general election is held and before March 1 of the next succeeding general election year.

Code 1935, § 1750; 45 Del. Laws, c. 148, § 10; 45 Del. Laws, c. 149, § 10; 46 Del. Laws, c. 315, § 1; 15 Del. C. 1953, § 4103; 51 Del. Laws, c. 236; 79 Del. Laws, c. 275, § 64.;

Repealed by 61 Del. Laws, c. 480, § 7, effective July 11, 1978.;

(a) Each department shall create election districts consisting of a minimum of 500 registered voters and a maximum of 3000 registered voters, except where such composition would cause a conflict with representative, senatorial or councilmemberic boundary lines.

(b) Allowance for individual exceptions may be made by the State Election Commissioner.

(c) Each department shall designate all election districts before the 1st day of March in any election year.

15 Del. C. 1953, § 4105; 55 Del. Laws, c. 259; 57 Del. Laws, c. 181, § 45; 58 Del. Laws, c. 215, § 44; 60 Del. Laws, c. 405, § 1; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1; 73 Del. Laws, c. 272, § 1.;

(a) The Department shall create election districts consisting of a minimum of 500 registered voters and a maximum of 3000 registered voters, except where such composition would cause a conflict with representative, senatorial or councilmemberic boundary lines.

(b) Allowance for individual exceptions may be made by the State Election Commissioner.

(c) The Department shall designate all election districts before the 1st day of March in any election year.

15 Del. C. 1953, § 4105; 55 Del. Laws, c. 259; 57 Del. Laws, c. 181, § 45; 58 Del. Laws, c. 215, § 44; 60 Del. Laws, c. 405, § 1; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1; 73 Del. Laws, c. 272, § 1; 79 Del. Laws, c. 275, § 65.;

Repealed by 74 Del. Laws, c. 411, § 21, effective Aug. 5, 2004.;

Transferred.

For state and/or county offices, no person shall simultaneously be a candidate for election to 2 or more different offices, nor may a person simultaneously be a candidate for election for 2 or more different political parties.

79 Del. Laws, c. 202, § 1.;