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The City of Rehoboth Beach Annual Municipal Election

Annual Municipal Elections for the City of Rehoboth Beach are held on the second Saturday in August. The next Municipal Election is scheduled for August 12, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Due to ongoing construction of the City Hall Complex, the Municipal Election will be held at the Rehoboth Beach Fire Department located at 219 Rehoboth Avenue. For more information, please click on the following link File Annual Municipal Election August 12 2017.docx

Two (2) seats for City Commissioner and one (1) seat for Mayor will be contested. The terms of office are three (3) years for each position. To be eligible to vote on August 12, 2017, you must register on or before July 13, 2017.

On June 16, 2017, the Rehoboth Beach Commissioners approved nominating petitions for candidates for the Annual Municipal Election scheduled for August 12, 2017. In the mayoral race, incumbent Mayor Sam Cooper and current Commissioner Paul Kuhns are running. Susan Gay, Lisa Schlosser, and incumbent Commissioner Kathy McGuiness are running for Commissioner.

Annual Elections

At such Annual Election, every natural person, male or female, who shall have attained the age of eighteen (18) years and who shall be a resident, freeholder or leaseholder, and who is registered on the Books of Registered Voters of the City of Rehoboth Beach, shall have one (1) vote. The voter registration deadline is now 30 days prior to the date of the Annual Election, therefore, the deadline this year is July 13, 2017. You may reveiw the City Charter online for more information. 

If you meet any of the above qualifications, and are eligible to vote in Annual Elections, you must appear in person at City Hall to complete a Voter Registration Card. Please bring your driver’s license or a photo ID with you.

If you miss two (2) consecutive Annual Elections, your name will be removed from the Voter Registration List. You will be notified by registered/certified mail and you must appear in person at City Hall to re-register to vote.

You can vote by absentee ballot.  An affidavit must be completed. Affidavits may be downloaded from the City’s website ( Affidavit for Absentee Ballot Formor by calling City Hall at 302-227-6181 to request an affidavit be mailed to you. 

PLEASE RETURN AFFIDAVIT TO:  City of Rehoboth Beach, 229 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971

You MUST COMPLETE the left column of the affidavitPlease read the other two (2) sections, and only complete one (1) section.  Complete the section which pertains to WHY YOU WILL BE ABSENT FROM THE POLLING PLACE the day of the election.

Absentee ballots will be available forty-five (45) days (June 28, 2017) prior to the Annual Municipal Election on August 12, 2017. Ballots will be sent to everyone who has an affidavit on file. The deadline for the city to mail ballots is the last Tuesday (August 8, 2017) prior to the election on August 12, 2017. Ballots MUST be received by mail or in person before the polls close on the day of the election.

For questions or other information regarding elections, please contact Donna Moore at 302-227-6181, ext. 108, or email [email protected]