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OF THE PUBLIC ARMS AND DEFENSES.
printed in Chapter 429, Volume 17, and as amended in Chapter 18, Vol.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
SECTION 1. That Sections 29 and 30 of Chapter 15 of the and 30, of Revised Code, as printed in Chapter 429, Volume 17, and as Chapter 429, amended in Chapter 18, Volume 18, Laws of Delaware, be Chapter 18, and the same are hereby repealed and amended*.
pealed. Passed at Dover, April 23, 1891.
Vol. 18, re
the use of the Adju
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making further provision for certain Militia Companies. .
SECTION 1. That in addition to the salary now received $500 per an. by the Adjutant General of Delaware there shall be appro- priated for priated annually the sum of five hundred dollars for the the use of use of his department, which shall be used for clerk hire, tant Genfreight, insurance and other incidental expenses.
SECTION 2. That in addition to any sums now appro- $200 to cer. priated the sum of two hundred dollars shall be, and is companies hereby, appropriated to each of the following inilitia coni- Troop B, of panies, namely: Company “A,” Company “C” Company La "F,” and Troop “B, all of the city of Wilmington; and $100 to Troop "A," of Laurel.
SECTION 3. The State Treasurer is hereby authorized to ized to pay pay the appropriations herein made to the Adjutant General, above appro
State Treas. urer author
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who shall pay the sums accruing to the companies named in Section 2d, to the captains thereof.
SECTION 4. This act shall be and be taken to be a public act.
Passed at Dover, May 15, 1891."
3 per cent. interest.
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of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met: State to loan SECTION 1. That upon the 2d Monday in May, 1891, or Troop B As-as soon thereafter as can be done, the Treasurer of the State Wilmington, of Delaware, upon the order of the Governor of Delaware, $10,000 upon shall loan the trustees of Troop B Association, of WilmingGovernor, ton, Del., the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) for a mortgage ar term of — years, and he shall take as security a first mort
gage and bond to the State of Delaware upon the real property of the said association, together with a paid up policy of fire insurance to cover amount of loan. The money so loaned shall draw 3 per cent. interest yearly, and shall be paid semi-annually to the State Treasurer by the said association. In default of the payment of interest by the said association for six months or more on any one installment
thereof, the treasurer may cause the loan and all debts due Foreclosure. to be called in and canceled, and the mortgage and bond
foreclosed and collected. Troop B As- SECTION 2. That for and in consideration of the loan store all being made by the State of Delaware to the trustees of State Militia Tron property Troop B Association they, the said association, shall rethat the Ad-ceive and store in their building any and all State militia eral may de- property that the Adjutant General of the State may desire
to have stored, and the said property shall remain in storage free of all manner and kinds of charges against the State so long as the said loan of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00)
be and is in force. Public act. SECTION 3. This shall be taken and deemed to be a
Passed at Dover, Vlay 14, 1891.
AN ACT to provide for the Secrecy and Purity of the Ballot.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met: SECTION 1. That hereafter it shall be the duty of each Duty of
Inspector to inspector of elections in this State, outside of the city of provide a Wilmington, to provide a room for the holding of any gen-holding eleceral or special election in his hundred or election district tions. which shall be adapted to the requirements of this act. Said room shall be at the place now or which may here- Place of after be established by law in each hundred or election holding elecdistrict for the holding of elections, or in as close proximity thereto as practicable, having due regard to the convenience of the voters. Provided, however, that if any Notice of inspector shall select a place for the holding of any general, or special election in his hundred or election district, other holding electhan the one established by law, he shall do it in time to give the notice of holding such election required by law. Said room shall have a door or entrance of easy or con- Plan of venient access, and if practicable, a separate means of exit. room and It shall be provided on the outside with a passage at least four feet wide and with a railing, rope or wire on each side commencing at least thirty feet away from and leading to the entrance to such place of election and passing the place assigned for the challengers and thence to the entrance of the room in which the election is held.
change of place of
* See Chapters 26, 27 and 28 of this volume, for provisions concerning the election of certain county officers.
Interior ap: pliances of room.
The inspector shall provide for the room a railing therein separating the part of the room to be occupied by the election officers from the remainder of the room. He shall also provide a suitable table and chairs for the use of the election officers. The table shall occupy such a position in said room as to enable the election officers and the challengers hereinafter provided for to easily communicate with each other. He shall cause to be constructed in the room at least one booth for every one hundred and fifty voters or fractional part thereof in each hundred or election district; provided
that there shall not be less than three booths at any one hunSize and ar. dred or election district. The booths shall be at least three of booths. feet square and six feet high if the ceiling will admit it.
They shall each contain a shelf properly constructed and provided with pen and ink and they shall be so constructed and arranged that all the election officers in the room can see
whether more than one voter enters any one of them at any Duty of the one time. In the city of Wilmington it shall be the duty of
in the Department of Elections to select the voting place in each in the city of election district within the city and to provide the room in Wilmington, in providing which the election is to be held and to protect the same with
the required railing or rope and to construct therein the necessary number of booths and to do all other things required to be done by the inspectors of election outside of the city of Wilmington in and about the furnishing and fitting up of said room.
department of elections
conveni. ences for elections.
Challengers. SECTION 2. Each of the political parties may select
and accredit some suitable person as a challenger to stand without the door or entrance of the room in which the election is to be held, and by the side of the passage hereinbefore provided for; and in case of failure of any or all of the political parties to select such person or persons as challenger or challengers it shall be the duty of the inspector and judges to inake such selection or selections, provided that the challengers may be changed and their places filled in like manner during the day.
What shall SECTION 3. A political party within the meaning of this political act shall be an organization of bonafide citizens and voters party under af
of any county in this State, which shall by means of a convention, primary election or otherwise, nominate candidates for public offices to be filled by the people at any general or special election within the State. No organization shall be regarded as a political party that does not represent at least OF ELECTIONS.
one hundred bona fide citizens and voters of the county in which it exists. If the Clerk of the Peace should have any Clerk of doubt as to the sufficiency of the number of bonafide voters may demand represented by any organization in any county, he may demand a certificate of twenty-five voters belonging to such an organization as to that fact.
certificate of organization
to be certi
SECTION 4. The Clerks of 'the Peace for the several Clerks of counties shall cause to be printed on the ballots, herein pro-print ballots. vided for, the names of the candidates nominated by the parties recognized by them as political parties within the meaning of this act. The nomination of the candidates for Nomination the office of Governor, Representatives in Congress and fied to Clerk Presidential Electors shall be certified to the several Clerks of the Peace. of the Peace by the presiding officer and secretary of the several State party conventions or committees, and the nominations of the candidates for the county, hundred and district offices shall be certified to the respective Clerks of the Peace of the county in and for which such nominations liave been made by the presiding officer and secretary of the proper party convention or committee. The certificate shall Form of cer. be in writing and shall contain the name of each person nominated, his residence and the office for which he is nominated. The persons inaking such certificate shall add to their signatures their respective places of residence and shall acknowledge said certificate before an officer duly authorized to take acknowledgments of deeds, and a certificate of such acknowledgment shall be affixed to the instrument.
tedure or deviot commitenate a tive
The certificate shall also designate a title for the party Certificate which such convention or committee represents together with figure or de
vice of party any simple figure or device by which its list of candidates may be designated on the ballot. Provided that the figure or title or device selected and designated by the State convention or committee of any party shall be used by that party throughout the State; only one figure or device shall be used by a party at any election. The same title, figure or device shall Figures or not be used by more than one party, and the party first cer- parties. tifying a name, title, figure or device to the Clerks of the Peace shall have the prior right to use thie same. Such w figure or device may be the figure of a star, an eagle, a plow, ures or de or some such appropriate symbol, but the coat of arms or used. seal of the State, or of the United States, or the flag of the What shall United States, shall not be used as such figure or device.
vices may be
not be used.