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however freemassessor, and in lshall make and

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day next

at 12 o'clock

hundred, shall make and sign a certificate according to law Form of cerof the election of the various persons voted for, varying made however from the form prescribed for that purpose by election offiomitting the assessor, and in lieu of including the election of assessor in such certificate shall make and sign a certificate of the number of votes given for each candidate voted for as assessor, and also of the number of votes given for each candidate voted for for road commissioner.

SECTION 7. The presiding officer and judges of all of Election offisaid election districts shall assemble on the day next suc- semble the ceeding the election, at twelve o'clock noon, at the voting succeeding place in Brandywine Hundred Northern Election District the election aforesaid, and ascertain the aggregate number of votes at voting given in each of said election districts for each person voted northern for for road commissioner and for assessor. The candi- tríct and asdate having the highest number of votes shall be declared certaine agduly elected assessor, and the candidate or candidates, ac- number of cordingly as there may be one or more to be elected, having sessor and the highest number of votes for road commissioner or com- missioners. missioners shall be duly declared elected road commissioner or road commissioners, and the presiding officer and judges To make shall make, sign and deliver certificates of said election ac-cer cording to law. If two candidates for said office shall have Presiding the highest and an equal number of votes, the presiding northern disofficer of said Brandywine Hundred Northern Election as District shall give a casting vote which shall elect the in candidate in whose favor it is given.

Passed at Dover, May 14, 1891.

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CHAPTER 7.

OF LIMITS.
AN ACT to divide Mill Creek Hundred into Three Election Districts.

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

SECTION 1. That for the purpose of holding all elections Mill Creek for Electors of President and Vice-President of the United vided into States, Representatives in Congress, State and County the officers and for the elections for Road Commissioners, for tricts. Assessors of the said hundred and for Inspectors of the elec

hundred di

three election dis

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Western

trict.

northern

trict.

tion districts, and all other elections legally called, the Hundred of Mill Creek shall be divided into three election

districts, viz: Western, Northern and Eastern. The Mill Limits of Creek Western Election District shall be composed of all election dis- that portion of said hundred west of the following line, to

wit: Beginning at the intersection of Pike creek with White Clay creek; thence with the several meanderings of the main branch of the said Pike creek to its source and from thence

directly north to the boundary line between the States of Limits of Delaware and Pennsylvania. The Mill Creek Northern election dis. Election District shall be composed of all that portion of

said hundred east of said line and north of the following line, to wit: Beginning at the intersection of the said Pike creek with the public road at the mill now owned by William M. Logan; thence with said public road until it strikes the Limestone road at Harmony schoolhouse; thence with said Limestone road to Mermaid; thence with the public

road, passing by Red Clay Creek Church, until it strikes Red Limits of Clay creek at Barker's bridge. All that portion of said tionedistrict: hundred east of the first-mentioned line and south of the

second-mentioned line shall be called Mill Creek Eastern Election District.

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in eastern district.

SECTION 2. The elections for the said Mill Creek West

ern Election District shall be held at the district school district. house, Number 37, at Milford Cross-roads, the elections for Where held Mill Creek Northern Election District shall be held at the district. district school house, Number 29, Hockessin, and the elecWhere held tions for Mill Creek Eastern Election District shall be at the

village of Marshallton, in the stone house now occupied by Proviso. David Ecoff, provided that if at any time it shall be imprac

ticable to hold the election at any of the places designated in this act the inspector of such district shall have power to appoint some other place in said district as near as can be conveniently obtained to the place herein directed, and he shall give public notice of the place so appointed, by advertisements posted in at least five of the most public places of the district, if circumstances will admit of such notice being given, but if not, then he shall give such public and general notice as the circumstances will permit.

tors shall vote.

Where elec- SECTION 3. All electors of said hundred shall vote in the

" election district in which they at that tiine reside. One inInspectors. spector shall be elected by the electors of each district who

shall preside over the election in the district in which he

How elected

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and road

resides. In case of death, removal or failure of an inspec- Vacancy:a

How filled. tor to be present at the place of election in due time his place shall be filled in manner as directed by existing law as if the hundred had not been divided. In all elections for as- Assessors sessors and road commissioners for the hundred the names commissionof the candidates for the respective offices shall be placed on elected. the tickets in all the districts and shall be voted for by all the electors voting, a plurality of votes in the whole hundred electing

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election.

shall pre

SECTION 4. That the inspector elected at the last general Inspector election next preceding the passage of this act shall hold last general and preside with all the usual authority at the next election where he or elections to be held in the district in which he resides at si the time of the passage of this act, and the Levy Court of Levy Court New Castle county shall at any time before the next election presiding appoint some duly qualified voter of each of the other dis- oth tricts to hold and preside with all the usual authority at the tricts. next election or elections to be held in said district until their successors are duly elected by the provisions herein provided by Section 3.

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SECTION 5. That the said presiding officers or inspectors Presiding and judges of all the election districts shall assemble on the judges to day succeeding the election or elections at 12 o'clock M., or me between the hours of 12 M. and 2 o'clock P. M., at the voting for assessor place of Mill Creek Eastern Election District, and shall as- commissioncertain the aggregate number of votes in all the election districts for each person voted for for assessor and for road commissioner, and shall make and deliver certificates according to law. If two candidates for said offices shall have received tie-who the same number of votes, which is the highest number of deciding votes cast for said office, the presiding officer of the district of in which they are met shall cast the deciding vote to determine which of the candidates receiving the same number of votes shall be elected.

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shall cast

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nishing of a

SECTION 6. That the Levy Court of New Castle county Levy Court shall, at the time of the appointing the presiding officers of for the furthe two districts not otherwise provided for, make provision list of voters, for the furnishing them with a list of the voters of the &c. said hundred and all necessary means to hold the election or elections in legal form and manner.

SECTION 7. All the laws of this State touching elections

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applicable.

What laws held in the several hundreds of the State shall apply to

elections for the same officers in the said election districts, excepting only so far as the general law for the election of assessors and inspectors and road commissioners is qualified by the provisions hereinbefore contained.

Passed at Dover, May 15, 1891.

Exception.

CHAPTER 8.

OF LIMITS.

AN ACT to divide New Castle Hundred into Two Election Districts.

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

two election districts.

How diwided.

New Castle SECTION 1. That for the purpose of holding all elections hundred divided into for Electors of President and Vice-President of the United

* States, Representatives in Congress, State and County officers, and for the election for Assessors and Road Commissioners for the said lundred, for inspectors of the election districts and all other elections legally called, the Hundred of New Castle shall be divided into two election districts by the following lines, viz : Beginning at the Delaware river in the centre line of Delaware street in the City of New Castle, thence by the centre line of Delaware street until it intersects the centre line of the New Castle and Frenchtown road or turnpike, thence by the centre line of said road or turnpike until it intersects the centre line of the road leading from Hare's corner to the village of Christiana, thence by the centre line of said

road to the boundary line of the hundred at the Christiana Northern creek. All that part of said hundred lying northerly of trict-limits said dividing line shall be called the Northern Election

| District of New Castle hundred, and the elections in said diselection. trict shall be held in the old Court House as heretofore. All

that part lying southerly of the said dividing line shall be Southern called the Southern Election District of New Castle hundred

its and the election in said district shall be held in the building

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holding election.

tors shall

northern district at next

missioner of

appoint in

southern dis.

election.

officers and judges to

known as Red Men's Hall, situate at the corner of South Place of and Union streets in the city of New Castle.

SECTION 2. That all electors of said hundred shall vote Where elecin the election district in which they at the time reside. Vores One inspector shall be elected by the electors of each district Inspectors. who shall preside over the election in the district in which elected. he is elected. The inspector elected for New Castle hundred The inspecat the last general election shall preside over the elections held preside in in the Northern District until his term shall have expired, no and the member of the Levy Court from New Castle hun-election.

The Levy dred shall appoint an inspector to preside over the elections Court Com. held in the Southern District as is provided in the case of a New Castle vacancy happening in the office of inspector, and such inspec- hundred to tor shall preside over all elections in the Southern District spector for until his successor shall have been elected at the next gen-trict for next eral election.

SECTION 3. That the said presiding officers and judges of Presiding both the said election districts shall assemble on the day next; succeeding said election, at twelve o'clock M., or between the meet and ashours of twelve o'clock M. and two o'clock P. M., at the place given for asof voting in the Northern Election District, and ascertain road comthe aggregate number of votes given in both the said dis- missioners. tricts for each person voted for for road coinmissioner or commissioners and for assessor. The candidate having the highest number of votes for assessor shall be declared duly elected assessor and the candidate or candidates, according as they may be one or more to be elected, having the highest number of votes for road commissioner or commissioners shall be declared duly elected road commissioner or commissioners, and the presiding officers and judges shall make, To make sign and deliver certificates of said election according to law. a If two candidates for any of said offices shall have the highest and an equal number of votes the presiding officer in Presiding the Northern Election District shall give a casting vote officer which shall elect the candidate in whose person* it is given. trict to give

SECTION 4. That the Levy Court of New Castle county shall make provision for furnishing the inspector of each* with a list of the voters of his district, and all necessary means to hold the election or elections in legal form and manner. SECTION 5. That all the laws of the State touching elec* So enrolled.

and deliver certificates.

northern dis.

when tied.

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