[Adopted 11-28-2006 by Ord. No. 06-50]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Art. I, Levy Court, adopted 9-12-1995 by Ord. No. 95-20.
Upon the occurrence of a vacancy in office of a Kent County Levy Court Commissioner, and in the event the term of office remaining for said vacant position is greater than six months, then the President of Levy Court shall issue to the Kent County Department of Elections a Writ of Election designating the time and place for the holding of a special election, which election date shall be within six months of the occurrence of said vacancy.
Each party eligible to file a candidate for the vacant office may do so by the Chairperson of the County Committee or, if there be none, the State Chairperson of the party by filing with the Kent County Department of Elections, on or before 30 days prior to the date set forth in the Writ of Election as the date of the special election, a designated candidate.
To be an eligible candidate, the candidate must be a resident of the district for which the special election is held, meet the requirements of Article II, Section 21, of the Constitution of the State of Delaware and be designated by a party that had state ballot status at the time of the preceding general election.
To be eligible to vote in the special election, a voter must be a registered voter within the district no later than 10 days prior to the date set forth in the Writ of Election as the date of the special election.
The Director of the Kent County Department of Elections may adopt such rules, regulations and/or procedures as are necessary to carry out the procedures for holding the special election, which rules, regulations and procedures shall not be inconsistent with this article nor Title 15 of the Delaware Code.