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CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION.

Calling a
Convention

certaining the ma.

out the State, by calculating the aggregate amount of all the votes that shall have been given respectively “For a Convention” and “Against a Convention" in all the counties of the State.

SECTION 6. That if thereupon it shall appear that a ma101. jority of all the citizens in the State having a right to vote

for representatives have voted at said special election “For a Convention," the General Assembly shall, accordingly, at its said next session after said election, make provision by appropriate legislation for the calling and election of a convention, to consist of at least as many members as there are in both houses of the legislature, to be chosen in the same manner, at the same places, and at the same time that representatives are by the citizens entitled to vote for representa

tives, on due notice given for one month, and to meet within Mode of as. three months after they shall be elected. The majority of all

the citizens in the State, having right to vote for representajority.

tives, shall be ascertained by reference to the highest number of votes cast in the State at any one of the three general elections next preceding the day of voting for a convention, except when they may be less than the whole number of votes voted both for and against a convention, in which case the said majority shall be ascertained by reference to the number of votes given on the day of voting for or against a convention.

SECTION 7. That it shall be the duty of the Sheriffs, or and other officers to whom the ballot boxes used at said special

election shall be delivered for the purposes of this act, to keep the said boxes, and the ballots and the certificates and tally-lists of said election deposited therein, safely, until the ineeting of the General Asseinbly at its said next session after the said election, and to hold the same subject to the order of the General Assembly during the said session.

Passed at Dover, March 31, 1891.

Duty of Sheriff and other officers.

CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION.

CHAPTER 4.

AN ACT to provide Tickets for the Electors at the Election to be held

May 18, 1891, to decide for or against a Constitutional Convention.

Election,

Clerk of the

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

SECTION 1. That the Clerks of the Peace of the several Tickets for counties be and they are hereby authorized and directed to spea have printed on regular ballot paper, of a proper uniform Duty of and convenient size, tickets for and against a Constitutional Peace in Convention, on or before the fourteenth day of May, A. D. printing and 1891, and distribute them at the voting place of each hun-tickets. dred or election district.

SECTION 2. That the Clerks aforesaid are hereby author- Clerks to ized to draw a draft on the State Treasurer to pay all neces- dr sary expense for paper and printing the said tickets and Treasurer the State Treasurer is hereby authorized to pay the same.

Passed at Dover, May 8, 1891.

draw draft on State

for tickets,

OF SOVEREIGNTY, JURISDICTION AND LIMITS.

of northern

trict.

Election District shall be divided into two election districts,
Northern and Southern.

The Brandywine Hundred Northern Election District Boundaries shall be composed of that portion of said hundred hereto-election disfore embraced in Brandywine Hundred West Election District lying north and west of a line beginning on the Carr road at its intersection with Quarryville creek and running thence in a westerly direction by the course of said road to a point where said road intersects the Shipley road; thence southerly by the course of said Shipley road to Dixon's corner, where said Shipley road is intersected by the Weldin road; thence westerly by the course of said Weldin road until it intersects the Foulk road; thence southerly by the course of said Foulk road until it intersects the Wilmington and Great Valley turnpike, commonly called "Concord pike;" thence southerly by the course of the said turnpike until it intersects “The Baltimore and Philadelphia Railroad;" thence westerly by the course of said railroad to Brandywine creek.

The Brandywine Hundred Southern Election District shall Boundaries be composed of all that portion of the said hundred hereto-election disfore embraced in Brandywine Hundred West Election Distri trict lying south and east of said Northern Election District and south and west of Quarryville creek until it intersects the Carr road aforesaid.

SECTION 2. The elections for the said Southern Election Elections. District shall be held at the store now occupied by Samuel in Moore, at a place now called “Maplewood," on the Phila- district. delphia and Wilmington turnpike ; and the elections for the where held Northern Election District shall be held at Sharpley's School- district, house, as heretofore.

SECTION 3. At said places shall be held the general elec- To what tions, all special elections for the members of the General plicable. Assembly and Representative in Congress, elections for the Electors for President and Vice-President of the United States, and elections for Road Commissioners and Assessors for said hundred and for Inspectors of said election districts. The electors residing in said hundred shall vote in the election district in which they shall at the time reside.

of southern

trict.

Where held in southern

1 elections ap

SECTION 4. All the laws of the State touching elections Laws appliheld in the several hundreds of the State shall apply to elec- cable. tions for the same officers of the said election districts, ex- Exceptions.

OF SOVEREIGNTY, JURISDICTION AND LIMITS.

able to elec tion of asses

in southern district.

Judges of election How ap

the next

quent elections.

Laws applic. cepting only so far as the general law for the elections of

es assessors and inspectors and road commissioners is qualisor and in- fied by the provisions hereinafter contained.

SECTION 5. There shall be elected, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 17 of the Revised Statutes and the amendments thereto, one Assessor for Brandywine hundred

and one Inspector for each of the said election districts of Levy Court said hundred. The Levy Court of New Castle county shall, presiding in the month of March next previous to the next election, apnext election point some qualified voter of the said Southern Election Dis

trict to be the presiding officer of said next election, and the person thus appointed shall be the presiding officer of Brandywine Hundred Southern Election District for the said next election, and shall have all the powers and perform all the duties of the presiding officer of such election according to law. The presiding officer appointed as aforesaid shall choose from

among the qualified voters of said district two persons, of pointed for opposite political faith, to act as judges at said election. At election. all elections subsequent to the next election, the inspectors for subse.se" and judges shall be chosen for this district under the same

provisions of law as now prevail for the choosing of election

officers of other election districts. If at any election in said Presiding Brandywine Hundred Southern Election District the presidchosen in ing officer thereof shall not be present at the time and place

of opening the election, the electors present shall choose a

presiding officer for said election, according to the provisions Lexy Court of Section 10 of Chapter 18 of the Revised Statutes. The vision fort° Levy Court of New Castle county shall, at the time of the

jokers appointment of a presiding officer as hereinbefore provided, in southern inake provision for the furnishing by the Clerk of the Peace

of a list of the voters of said Southern Election District to the person appointed as presiding officer as aforesaid.

The next election in Brandywine Hundred Northern Elechold next tion District shall be held by the same officers who would, but northern for the passage of this act, have held the election in Brandy

· wine Hundred West Election District, and all said elections in said Northern Election District shall be governed by and be in accordance with the laws touching elections held in the several hundreds and election districts of this State.

SECTION 6. Immediately upon closing the election in the respective election districts in Brandywine hundred and ascertaining the state of the vote, the presiding officer and judges of the election in each of the districts of said

officer, how

case of a vacancy.

to make pro

furnishing

What officers shall

election district.

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