Notice of Solicitation of Candidates

May 15, 2016

The City of Rehoboth Beach will hold its Annual Municipal Election on Saturday, August 10, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Convention Center located in the Municipal building located at 229 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach. Two (2) seats for City Commissioner will be contested. The terms of office are three (3) years for each position. To be eligible to vote on August 10, you must register on or before July 11, 2019.

Candidates for elective offices in the City of Rehoboth Beach shall be, by petition, signed by not less than ten (10) or more than twenty-five (25) qualified electors of the City and filed in the City Manager’s office on or before 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2019. 

The Commissioners of Rehoboth Beach shall be the judge of each candidate’s qualifications as prescribed by the City Charter. At the Commissioners regular meeting on June 21, 2019,  starting at 3:00 p.m., the Commissioners of Rehoboth Beach shall sit in open meeting to judge the qualifications of candidates so nominated.

Each nominating petition shall designate only one person to be voted for as a Commissioner of Rehoboth Beach.

No qualified elector shall sign the nominating petition of more candidates than there are elective offices to be filled. Each elector signing such petition shall also state whether he/she signed such petition as a freeholder, as a leaseholder, or as a resident.

Attached to each nominating petition an affidavit must be included of the circulator thereof stating the following:  the number of signers; that each signature appended thereto was made in his/her presence; that each signature is the genuine signature of the person whose name it purports to be; and that all of the said signers are entitled to vote at the Regular Municipal Election referred to.

Any qualified elector may request an absentee ballot to vote by filing a request for an absentee ballot form no later than 12:00 p.m. the day before the election, Friday, August 9, 2019. Certain requirements must be met to vote absentee. For more information, please refer to the City Charter, available online at, or contact Donna Moore at 302-227-6181, ext. 108. 

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