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Elections

2023 Elections

Important dates

City of Rehoboth Beach municipal elections are held the second Saturday of August each year. The 2023 elections will take place Saturday, August 12. Voting is from 10 am-6 pm at the convention center.

The voter registration deadline is the close of business 30 days prior to election day - on Thursday, July 13, in 2023.

The deadline to file a petition to run for office is 4:30 pm Monday, June 5.

Voter information

To vote in City of Rehoboth Beach elections, voters must:

  • be at least 18
  • a resident or freeholder (for at least 30 days) or 10-year leaseholder (for at least six months)
  • registered in the city's Book of Registered Voters.

Voters who miss two consecutive annual elections are placed on an inactive list. These voters are notified by postcard, and information about their voting status is requested.

Absentee ballots

Voters who wish to vote by absentee ballot in the 2023 election must submit a completed absentee ballot request form, which are due back to the city by noon August 11 at the latest. The form is available online. To request that a form be mailed to you, call Donna Moore or Steven Perry at 302-227-6181, ext. 159.

Request forms must be completed and signed in order to be processed.

Return completed absentee ballot requests to:
City of Rehoboth Beach
229 Rehoboth Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Absentee ballots are available 45 days prior to Election Day - on June 28, 2023. Ballots will be mailed to everyone who has an absentee ballot request form on file with the city. The deadline for the city to mail absentee ballots is August 8, the last Tuesday before the election. 

Absentee ballots must be returned in person or received by mail before polls close on Election Day.

Election questions? Call Donna Moore or Steven Perry at 302-227-6181, ext. 159.

Stay Informed!