Definition of a Voter

  1. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this title, for the purpose of this chapter the terms "voter", "legal voters", and "elector" shall be deemed to include all the following persons:
    • Persons whose principal place of abode has been within the proposed sanitary and water district for at least six months immediately proceeding the date of the election or the date of the petition, whichever is applicable;
    • Persons who own real estate in the proposed sanitary and water district on the date of the election or the date of the petition, whichever is applicable, regardless of where they reside, unless such real estate is subject to a lease described in paragraph four of this subsection;
    • Corporations which own real estate in the proposed sanitary and water district on the date of the election or the date of the petition, whichever is applicable, unless such real estate is subject to a lease described in paragraph four of this subsection;
    • Each leaseholder holding land under a valid lease in which the original term is specified at not less than ten years and whose lease is recorded in the office of Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County and who has erected upon his or her leasehold an improvement having an assessed valuation of at least $1,000 on the date of the election or the date of the petition, whichever is applicable, but in no case shall there be more than one vote per lease.
  2. No person or corporation shall be entitled to more than one vote in any election.
  3. Jointly or severally owned real estate shall be entitled to only one vote.
  4. The president or vice-president of a corporation shall exercise the vote on behalf of the corporation, provided that such president or vice-president exhibits a notarized resolution of the corporation authorizing him to cast such vote.
    December 10, 1998