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City of Rehoboth Beach Municipal Election to be held on August 11, 2018 & Notice of Solicitation of Candidates
May 7th, 2018
Annual Municipal Elections for the City of Rehoboth Beach are held on the second Saturday in August from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Convention Center located in the Municipal Building at 229 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
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. If you would like to review the election provisions of the City’s Charter, you may do so by going to the City’s website, www.cityofrehoboth.com. The Delaware State Code provisions relating to municipal elections may be reviewed by going to the State’s online code, http://charters.delaware.gov/rehobothbeach.shtml
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.
The deadline for voter registration is the close of business on Thursday, July 12, 2018.
You can vote by absentee ballot. An affidavit must be completed and filed no later than noon on August 10, 2018. You may obtain an affidavit by going to the City’s website, www.cityofrehoboth.com, or by calling City Hall at 302-227-6181, ext. 108 to request an affidavit be mailed to you.
PLEASE RETURN AFFIDAVITS TO: City of Rehoboth Beach, 229 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.
You MUST COMPLETE the left column of the Affidavit. Please 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 prior to Election Day on June 27, 2018. Ballots will be sent to everyone who has an approved affidavit on file. The deadline for the City to mail Ballots is the last Tuesday prior to the Election on August 7, 2018. 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 the annual election, please contact Ms. Donna Moore at 302-227-6181, ext. 108. Thank you for your interest in The City of Rehoboth Beach annual elections.
NOTICE OF SOLICITATION OF CANDIDATES
The City of Rehoboth Beach will hold its Annual Municipal Election on Saturday, August 11, 2018, 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 11, you must register on or before July 12, 2018.
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 4, 2018.
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 15 starting at 7:00 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 written affidavit no later than 12:00 p.m. the day before the election, Friday, August 10, 2018. Certain requirements must be met to vote absentee. For more information, please refer to the City Charter, available online at http://charters.delaware.gov/rehobothbeach.shtml or contact Donna Moore at (302) 227-6181, ext. 108.