Sections
§ 201 State Department of Elections 15
§ 201A Transfers and continuity 15
§ 202 State Board of Elections 15
§ 203 State Board of Elections; powers and duties 15
§ 204 Qualifications of members 15
§ 205 Confirmation or rejection of appointments 15
§ 206 Oath 15
§ 207 Compensation of members 15
§ 208 Organization meeting; officers 15
§ 209 Quorum 15
§ 210 Rules 15
§ 211 County directors, deputy county directors; powers, duties, qualifications, compensation 15
§ 212 Office; equipment and supplies 15
§ 213 Employees; duties and compensation 15
§ 215 Expenses and compensation 15
§ 216 Notaries public 15
§ 217 Director and deputy director of departments of elections; limitations 15
§ 218 Timing and dating 15
§ 219 Political activity limited; penalty 15
§ 220 Reports Appeals Subcommittee of the State Board of Elections 15

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 15 > Chapter 2

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • 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.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Ballot: means those portions of cardboard, paper or other material to be placed within the ballot frames of a voting machine or to be used for absentee voting in order to list the names of the offices to be voted for, the name of each candidate and the designation of the party by which the candidate is nominated, a space for the voter to write in the name of any candidate of that voter's choice for any office, and the statement of any question submitted with provision for a "yes" or "no" vote. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 101
  • Board: means a board of education of a reorganized school district. See Delaware Code Title 14 Sec. 1401
  • 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
  • Case law: The law as laid down in cases that have been decided in the decisions of the courts.
  • Commissioner: means the State Election Commissioner. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 101
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • Department: means the State Department of Elections, consisting of the State Board of Elections and such staff as the Board shall appoint under this title, but shall not include the State Election Commissioner. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 101
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • District: means a reorganized school district and the school district of the City of Wilmington. See Delaware Code Title 14 Sec. 1901
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • 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.
  • political party: means any political organization which elects a state committee and officers of a state committee, by a state convention composed of delegates elected from each representative district in which the party has registered members, and which nominates candidates for electors of President and Vice-President, or nominates candidates for offices to be decided at the general election. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 101
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • School board: means a board of education of a reorganized school district and the Board of Education of the school district of the City of Wilmington. See Delaware Code Title 14 Sec. 1901
  • school district: shall include all school districts, including vocational-technical school districts. See Delaware Code Title 14 Sec. 1801
  • State Board: consists of 9 members who are citizens of this State and appointed as follows:

    (1) The Governor shall appoint, with Senate confirmation, 7 voting members. See Delaware Code Title 14 Sec. 104

  • State chair: means the highest executive officer of a political party of this State. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 101
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subcommittee: means the Reports Appeals Subcommittee of the State Board of Elections. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 101
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Teacher: means any certificated professional employee of a public school district. See Delaware Code Title 14 Sec. 1401
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.