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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met: Section 1, That Section 1 of Chapter 29 of Volume 17 of the Laws Volume 17,
; of Delaware be and the same is hereby amended by strik
ing out all of said Section and inserting in lieu thereof the
following: Election of That hereafter the election of assessors for the several
hundreds in the respective counties of this State, and assessors for the assessment districts in Wilmington hundred, shall be held by ballot biennially in the hundreds aforesaid, (excepting Wilmington hundred, which election for assessor
shall be held quadrennially) on the Tuesday next after the Time and first Monday in November, at the same time and in the same
places as are now appointed by law for holding the general election, and the said assessors shall be voted for upon the same ballots voted for other officers elected at the general
election aforesaid. County As. The persons now holding the office of County Assessor of Wilmington the sevei
on the several districts of Wilmington hundred shall continue in to hold office until the general election to be held in the year A. D. 1894, or until their successors are duly qualified.
Passed at Dover, May 14, 1891.
place of holding election.
hundred continued in office.
AN ACT in relation to furnishing the Lists of the Voters of the Election
Districts of East Dover Hundred. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
SECTION 1. That hereafter at all elections held in East Elections in Dover hundred, Kent county, Delaware, in accordance with hundredser Chapter 415, Volume 17, Laws of Delaware, entitled, “An act to divide East Dover hundred into two election districts," passed at Dover, April 10, 1885, it shall be the duty and the Clerk of Peace in and for Kent county is hereby required Lists of qual· to furnish to the election officers of Election District No. 1, how für:
East Dover hundred, a certified list of the qualified voters nished. of said district. It shall likewise be the duty of said Clerk of the Peace to furnish to the election officers of Election District No. 2, East Dover hundred, a certified copy of the qualified voters of said district.
SECTION 2. All acts inconsistent herewith are hereby re- Inconsispealed.
Passed at Dover, April 23, 1891.
tent acts repealed.
Of Certain Public Officers.
OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE.
SECTION 1. That Section 1, Chapter 36, Volume 14, Laws Chapter 36, of Delaware, as amended in Section I of Chapter 149, amended in Volume 16, Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby 149, Vol. 16, amended by adding to said section the following, to wit: aware vel. “And he shall receive five hundred dollars annually, in ad
dition to the present salary of one thousand dollars, for the purpose of paying his Assistant, payable in quarterly installments of one hundred and twenty-five dollars each."
Passed at Dover, May 15, 1891.
Sec. 1, Chap.
OF THE AUDITOR.
of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met: Section 5 SECTION 1. That Section five of Chapter twenty-five of of Chapter 25 Revised the Revised Code be and the same is hereby amended by amended. striking out the word “six" in the second line thereof and
inserting in lieu thereof the word “twelve." This increase Increase of in salary shall be in lieu of all perquisites or emoluments Auditor in that it has been customary heretofore to allow the Auditor quisites for publishing his report, and like clerical work.
Passed at Dover, May 15, 1891.
lieu of per
AN ACT authorizing the Governor to appoint an Additional Constable for
Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
SECTION 1. That the Governor be 'and he is hereby Additional authorized to appoint an additional constable for George - Georgetown town hundred, Sussex county, who shall reside in the town" of Georgetown.
SECTION 2. That this act shall repeal all laws or parts of Inconsistent laws so far as they may be inconsistent herewith, and be pealed. deemed a public act.
Passed at Dover, May 11, 1891.
mington at general elec
SECTION 1. That whenever a “general election” is held in Special conthis State the Governor may, on the application in writing of city of Wilat least fifty citizens residing in the city of Wilmington, appoint special constables within said city. No person shall be tions. appointed a special constable under the provisions of this who may act who is not at the time of his appointinent a qualified not voter of said city.
SECTION 2. It shall be the duty of the special constables Duty of appointed under the provisions of Section one of this act to stables. attend at all times for holding elections the polls in said city of Wilmington. Said special constables shall keep the peace, and support and protect the officers of election in the dis
not be appointed.
of the Peace.
When a posse commitatus may be summoned.
charge of their duties, preserve order at such polls, prevent fraudulent voting thereat, and immediately, either at the place of voting, or elsewhere, and either before or after voting, to arrest and take into custody, with or without process, any
person who commits or attempts or offers to commit any act When ar- or offense against the laws of this State; but no person shall not be made. be arrested without process for any offense not committed in
the presence of the special constables or either of them, or of
the election officers, or either of them. Arrests and SECTION 3. Whenever any arrest is inade under any tore Justice provisions of this act, the person so arrested shall forth with
ace. be brought before a justice of the peace for examination
of the offense alleged against him; and such justice of the peace shall proceed in respect thereto as authorized by law in case of crimes against the State of Delaware.
SECTION 4. That the special constables, whenever either or any of them is forcibly resisted in executing their duties under this act, or shall by violence, threats, or menaces, be prevented from executing such duties, or from arresting any person who has committed any offense for which the special constable or special constables are authorized to make such arrest, are, and each of them is empowered to summon and call to his aid the bystanders or posse commitatus of the city of Wilmington.
SECTION 5. That there shall be allowed and paid to each special constable who is appointed and performs his duty under the preceding provisions compensation at the ra te of five dollars per day for each day he is actually on duty, not exceeding three days, and the same shall be paid as other election expenses are paid.
Passed at Dover, May 15, 1891.