Charter Change Proposal for Elections & Voting Rights Town Hall Dec. 2

November 7th, 2017

Charter Change Proposal

for Elections and Voting Rights

Town Hall

Saturday, December 2, 2017
2 pm to 5 pm

Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company
2nd Floor Meeting Room
219 Rehoboth Avenue

The public is invited to attend this meeting that will feature:

  • Information on the proposed charter change for elections and voting rights.
  • Public comment (limited to three minutes per person), questions, and answers. 

The Rehoboth Beach Commissioners at their workshop meeting Monday, November 6, revised the proposed charter changes relating to voting rights for municipal elections. At their regular meeting Friday, November 17, the Commissioners continued to discuss substantial proposed charter changes that would allow individuals owning 50% or more of an artificial entity that owns property in the city to vote, would revise the durational residency requirement for resident voters from 6 months to 30 days, would revise the durational property ownership requirement for non-resident voters from 6 months to 30 days, and would adjust the requirement to remove from the voter rolls anyone who hasn't voted in two consecutive municipal elections. The city's current practice of allowing voting by the creator and trustee of a revocable trust who owns city property under the trust will remain unchanged. Additional detail about the proposed changes is available at:

File Rehoboth Beach Charter - Election Sections Redline November 18 2017 

File Memo re Intent of Proposed Voting and Elections Charter Amendments - Rehoboth Beach November 18 2017 

For the meeting agenda, please visit cityofrehoboth.civicweb.net/portal. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please contact the Communications Department to share your ideas and concerns at 302-227-2772 or [email protected].

Reserved parking is available for the town hall at the following locations:

Three spaces on the north side of Rehoboth Avenue directly in front of Conch Island Bar and Grill.

Six spaces on the north side of the island on Rehoboth Avenue directly across from Conch Island Bar and Grill.

Eight spaces on the south side of the island on Rehoboth Avenue directly across from Dos Locos Restaurant.

There will be a handicap drop off/pick up point located at the fire station entrance on Rehoboth Avenue. All spaces will have "Reserved" signage. A police officer will be located on Rehoboth Avenue in the parking areas to enforce these spaces.