Sections
Subchapter I Minors 901 – 932
Subchapter II Persons 18 Years of Age or Over 951 – 956
Subchapter III Access to Identifying Information 961 – 964

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 13 > Chapter 9

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Board: means that body of individuals appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate to serve or who otherwise serve as the State Board of Elections in accordance with Chapter 2 of this title, and are, as such, vested with the responsibility and power to see to the administration of the election laws of this State as more particularly defined in this title. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 101
  • Candidate: means a person who seeks nomination for or election to public office, or who has taken action necessary under the law to qualify for nomination or election under the laws of the State, or has authorized the solicitation of any contribution or the making of any expenditure in that person's behalf. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • Candidate committee: means each political committee formed on behalf of a candidate for public office. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • Cash: includes currency, money orders, travelers checks and other negotiable instruments that do not disclose on their face the true name of the contributor. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • Chapter: includes , in addition to the provisions of this chapter, the rules and regulations made by the Commissioner. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • Child: means a person who has not reached the age of 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Commissioner: means the State Election Commissioner, or the designee of the Commissioner. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contribution: means any advance, deposit, gift, expenditure or transfer, of money or any other thing of value, to or for the benefit of any candidate or political committee involved in an election, including without limitation any:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Social Services. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 101
  • District: means a reorganized school district. See Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 8-902
  • District: means a reorganized school district. See Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 904
  • District: means a reorganized school district. See Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 928
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Election: means the action by qualified voters of the State either to nominate by vote a candidate for public office or to select a candidate to fill a public office, whether in a primary, general or special election. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • Election period: means :

    a. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002

  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Expenditure: means any payment made or debt incurred, by or on behalf of a candidate or political committee, or to assist in the election of any candidate or in connection with any election campaign. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Independent expenditure: means any expenditure made by any individual or other person (other than a candidate committee or a political party) expressly advocating the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate, which is made without cooperation or consultation with any candidate, or any committee or agent of such candidate, and which is not made in concert with, or at the request or suggestion of, any candidate or any committee or agent of such candidate. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Mailing address: means a physical mailing address, and shall not include a post office box. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • Oath: includes affirmation in all cases where an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and "sworn" includes affirmed; and the forms shall be varied accordingly. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: includes any individual, corporation, company, incorporated or unincorporated association, general or limited partnership, society, joint stock company, and any other organization or institution of any nature. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • Political action committee: means a political committee which is neither a political party nor a candidate committee. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • Political committee: means :

    a. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002

  • political party: includes all constituent parts of such party, including the statewide, county, regional, municipal and district committees, all finance committees and all other committees, subdivisions and organizations related to the political party. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • Public office: means an office of this State or any political subdivision thereof which is required by law to be determined by an election. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • real property: is synonymous with the phrase "lands, tenements and hereditaments. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Responsible party: means any natural person who shares or exercises discretion or control over the activities of any entity required to file reports in accordance with this chapter, and shall include any officer, director, partner, proprietor or other natural person who exercises discretion or control over the activities of such entity. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • School board: means the board of education of a reorganized school district consisting of members duly elected or appointed in accordance with Title 14. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • School board: means a board of education of a reorganized school district. See Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 8-902
  • School board: means a board of education of a reorganized school district. See Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 904
  • School board: means a board of education of a reorganized school district. See Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 928
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services or such persons as may be designated by the Secretary. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 101
  • Signature: means both a written signature conforming to § 302(23) of Title 1 and a digital or electronic signature that is an electronic sound, symbol or process attached to or logically associated with a document and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the document as specified by the State Election Commissioner. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 101
  • State: means the State of Delaware; and when applied to different parts of the United States, it includes the District of Columbia and the several territories and possessions of the United States. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Treasurer: means the individual appointed by a candidate to assist the candidate with the duties imposed by this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • Year: means a calendar year, and is equivalent to the words "year of our Lord. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307