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ties to collect the taxes committed to such collector for collection as if this act had not been passed.

Passed at Dover, February 3, 1869.

CHAPTER 384.

DIVISION OF NORTH WEST FORK HYDRED.

North West Fork hundred, Sussex Co.,

divided into two hundreds. For what purposes divided.

Name of huodreds when divided.
2 Each hundred to have a Levy Court Com-

missjoner and separate Assessor, Col.
lector and Inspector.

Sec. 2. Proviso, in relation io the present officers

of North West Fork buodred.
3. Trustee of the Poor authorized for each

hundred,
1. The livision line.
.). Elections, wbere held

An Art to divide Vorth-W’est Fork Hundred, in Sussex County, into two

hundreds, to be ralled respectively North-West Work Hundred and Sea. forel Hundred.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represent- North West titives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That dreu, Sussex North-West Fork hundred, in Sussex county, shall be and the divided same is hereby divided into two hundreds for the purpose of hundred-. holding the general and special elections, the election of assessors For what and inspectors, and for the appointment of constables, and for men such other purposes as may be necessary to constitute the respective hundreds distinct and separate hundreds, with the rights that may properly appertain to them as such. All that part of said North-West Fork hundred now embraced in Upper NorthWest Fork election district shall constitute one hundred of Sussex county, and shall be called and known by the name of North - Name of West Fork Hundred ; and all that part of said North-West Fork when hundred now embraced in Lower North-West Fork election district shall constitute one hundred in Sussex county, and shall be called and known by the name of Seaford Hundred, and all laws of this State that apply to hundreds of Sussex county, as such, shall apply and extend to the said North West Fork hundred and the said Seaford hundred as separate and distinct hundreds.

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SECTION 2. Be it further enacteil by the authority aforesaid, Each buba That North-West Fork hundred and Seaford hundred, as formed a Levy

divided

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missioner,

Inspector.

officers of North West

Court Com- by this act, shall each have one of the commissioners of the Levy and separate Court and Court of Appeal; each shall have and be entitled to a Collectorand separate assessor, collector and inspector, and such other officers

as may have been provided by law for the said North-West Fork Proviso in hundred as it existed heretofore; Provided, That nothing herein relation to contained shall be construed to abridge the terms or to affect the

rights, duties and obligations of any officer who may now be in Fork hund. office, and who may havebeen appointed or elected to any office

the jurisdiction of which extends over the whole of said NorthWest Fork hundred; but it is expressly made and provided that each of said officers shall continue in office during the term for which he may have been appointed or elected ; and the first appointment or election of the separate officers for each of said hundreds, in lieu of those who now hold over for the whole of said hundred as it now exists, shall only be made (if appointed) upon the expiration of the terms of the present incumbents, and shall only be had (if elected) at the next general or little election* preceding the time when the terms of said present incumbents

shall expire.

Trustee of

each hundred

The division line.

SECTION 3. Be it further enacted, That the Levy Court of thorized for Sussex county shall, in addition to the separate officers provided

for in the preceding section, appoint annually, at the term now fixed by law for the appointment of trustees of the poor, one trustee of the poor for each of said hundreds.

SECTION 4. Be it further enacted, That the dividing line between said hundreds of North-West Fork and Seaford shall be the line as laid down in the first section of Chapter 38, Volume 12 of Delaware Laws, of the act entitled "An act to divide North-West Fork hundred into two election districts."

SECTION 5. Be it further enacted, That all general and special where held. elections, and all elections for assessors and inspectors shall be

held in the said hundreds of North-West Fork and Seaford at the places now designated by law for holding elections in Upper North-West Fork election district, and in Lower North-West Fork election district.

Passed at Dover, March 11, 1869.

*Soia enrolled bill.

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CHAPTER 385.

ELECTION DISTRICTS

Sec, 1. Division of Christiana hundred into two

election districts. 2. Where elections shall be held. 3. Whom to be voted for at said elections. 4. Election laws to apply to said district. 5. Assessor and Inspectors

Sec. 5. Presiding officer, when and how voted

for.
List of voters.
6. Certificates of elections.
7. Presiding officers to assemble, when and

where.
Tie vote.

districts.

tions shall

voted for at said

An Act dividing Christiana Hundred into two Election Districts.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- Division of tatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That hundred inte for the purpose of holding elections for State and county officers o elective in Christiana hundred, the said hundred shall be divided into two election districts, northern and southern. The Christiana Northern election district shall be composed of all that portion of said hundred lying northerly of the Lancaster turnpike, and all that portion of said hundred lying southerly of said turnpike to be called Christiana South election district.

SECTION 2. That the elections for the said Christiana South Where elecelection district shall be held at the district school house No. 21, be held. at Newport, and the elections for Christiana North election district shall be held at the usual place as heretofore.

SECTION 3. At the said places shall be held the general elec- Whom to be tions, all special elections for the members of the General Assembly and representative in Congress, elections for electors of "lectious President and Vice President of the United States, and elections for road commissioners, for assessor of the said hundred, and for inspectors of the said election districts. The electors residing in said hundred shall vote in the election district in which they shall at the time reside.

SECTION 4. All the laws of the State touching elections held Election in the several hundreds of the State shall apply to elections for ply to said the same officers of the said election districts, excepting only so

Exception. far as the general law for the election of assessors and inspectors and road commissioners is qualified by the provisions hereinafter contained.

SECTION 5. There shall be elected, in accordance with the Assessor provisions of Chapter 17 of the Revised Statutes, one assessor inspectors, for Christiana hundred, and one inspector for each of the said districts. In such election for assessor and inspector, the collector of said hundred shall be the presiding officer of Christiana North election district, and some qualified voter of the district, to be appointed by the Levy Court of New Castle county in the month

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and how voted for.

Certificates of election

of March next previous to the election, shall be the presiding officer for Christiana South election district, and shall have all

the powers and perform all the duties of the presiding officer of otticer, when such election according to law; and if at any election for assessor

and inspector in said Christiana South election district a presiding officer shall not have been appointed, or 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 of Section 10 of Chapter 18 of the Revised Statutes. The Levy Court of New Castle county shall, at the time of the

appointment, make provision for the furnishing by the collector List of voters of a list of the voters of the said hundred to the person appointed

as presiding officer as aforesaid.

SECTION 6. Immediately upon closing the election for assessor and inspector in the said election districts, and ascertaining the state of the vote, the presiding officer and judges of the election in each of said districts shall make and sign certificates according to law of the election of inspectors, varying from the form prescribed for that purpose by omitting the assessor, and in lieu of including the election of assessor in such certificate they 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 as road commissioner.

SECTION 7. The said presiding officers and judges of both the said election districts shall assemble on the day next succeeding said election, at 12 o'clock M., at the place of voting in Christiana North election district aforesaid, and ascertain the aggregate number of votes given in both the said districts for each person voted for for road commissioner and for assessor. The candidate having the highest number of votes shall be declared duly elected assessor, and the candidate or candidates, according as there 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 road commissioners, and the presiding officers and judges shall make, sign and deliver certificates of said election according to law. If two candidates for said office shall have the highest and an equal number of votes, the collector or presiding officer of said Christiana North election district shall give a casting vote, which shall elect the candidate in whose favor it is given.

Passed at Dover, February 9, 1869.

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CHAPTER 386.

ELECTION DISTRICTS.

SEC. 1. Red Lion hundred divided into two elec- ! SEC. ). Assessors and lospectors. tion districts.

Presiding otficer, when and how appoioted. 2. Elections, where held.

6. Certificates of election, 3. At said elections whom to be voted for.

7. Presiding officers to assemble, when and 4. Election laws to apply to said districts.

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hundred divided into

An Art dividing Red Lion Hundred into two Election Districts.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- Red Lion tatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That for the purpose of holding elections for State and county officers two election in Red Lion hundred, the said hundred shall be divided into two election districts, eastern and western. The Red Lion Eastern election district shall be composed of all that portion of said hundred bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning on the Delaware How divided river at the mouth of St. George's creek; thence proceeding up said creek to the Chesapeake and Delaware canal; thence continuing up said creek on the opposite side of said canal to Dragon creek; thence with said creek until it intersects the road leading from St. George's to New Castle; thence with said road north to Red Lion creek; thence down said creek to the Delaware river, and thence down said river, including Fort Delaware, to the place of beginning. All that portion of said hundred not included within the above described boundaries to be called Red Lion West election district.

SECTION 2. The elections for the said Red Lion East election Electivas, district shall be held at the school house in district No. 76, in Delaware City, or such other place in Delaware City as the inspector, who publishes the election, shall designate, and the elections for Red Lion West election district shall be held at the usual place as heretofore.

SECTION 3. At the said places shall be held the general elec. At said elections, all special elections for the members of the General Lions whom Assembly and representative in Congress, elections for electors for. of President and Vice President of the United States, and elections for road commissioners, one of whom shall reside in each election district, for assessor of the said hundred, and for inspectors of the said election districts. The electors residing in the said hundred shall vote in the election district in which they shall at the time reside.

SECTION 4. All the laws of the State touching elections held Election in the several hundreds of the State shall apply to elections for ply to saia the same officers of the said election districts, excepting only so

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