AN ACT to Amend Chapter 57 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware, providing for the Appointment of Clerks of Election in the City of Wilmington.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, (Two-thirds of all the members elected to each Branch thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. That Chapter 57 of the Revised Code of Chap. 57 of the State of Delaware, be, and the same is hereby amended by adding to the end of said Chapter the following Section, which shall be styled 1677 A. Section 21:

"1677 A. Section 21. That the Department of Elections for the City of Wilmington shall, sometime in the month of October in each year in which a general election is held, appoint in each election district of said city two capable persons who shall be clerks of election of the election district for which they are appointed; one of whom in each election district shall be a member of one of the leading political parties in said city, and the other of whom shall be a member of the other leading political party of the said city. For each appointment of clerk accredited to any political party under this Act, the County Executive Committee of such party shall furnish said Department of Elections for said city, on or before the first day of October of the year in which the appointment is to be made a list of three names of properly qualified persons for each appointment so accredited, from which lists the said Department of Elections shall appoint the Clerks of Elections as aforesaid. Provided, however, that if the said lists of names are not furnished as aforesaid, then in that event said Department of Elections shall appoint some suitable person or persons of such political party as aforesaid, and having all the qualifications provided by this Section. The terms of office of said Clerks of Election shall be two years commencing on the date of their appointment. The Clerks of Election shall during their term of office discharge and perform at all elections held in the Election District for which they are appointed (other than primary elections and elections for members of the Board of Public Education) all duties which are now or hereafter may be by law imposed upon clerks of election. Any vacancies occurring in the office of clerks of election in any election district in the City of Wilmington shall be filled by said Department of Elections for the unexpired term, and when filling such vacancies the said Department of Elections shall select some person of the same political party as the Clerk who has been originally appointed.

If any Clerk of election, who having been appointed under the provisions of this Act, shall refuse to qualify or having qualified shall fail or refuse to perform any of the duties of said office, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall pay a fine of not less than Fifty nor more than One Hundred Dollars."

Approved March 16, A. D. 1915.