Deadline for Board of Commissioner nominating petitions is June 7

May 25, 2021

Two City of Rehoboth Beach Board of Commissioner posts are up for election this year. The election will take place Saturday, August 14, with voting from 10 am-6 pm at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Avenue.

The two positions on the ballot currently are held by Richard Byrne and Patricia Coluzzi. Commissioners serve three-year terms.

Candidates interested in running for election must file a nominating petition, signed by not less than 10 and no more than 25 qualified electors, with the city manager’s office by 4:30 pm June 7. Candidates must be at least 21 years of age and a city resident or a freeholder of real estate located within the city. Nominating petitions may be requested by emailing [email protected] or calling 302-227-6181, ext. 159.

The Board of Commissioners will judge each candidate’s qualifications, as prescribed by the city charter, at its June 18 meeting.

Those who wish to vote in this election must be at least 18 and a resident, freeholder, or 10-year leaseholder in the City of Rehoboth Beach. The deadline to register to vote in this election is close of business July 15. To register to vote, individuals must appear in person at City Hall, which reopens to the public June 1. In addition to regular business hours, City Hall will be open from 8:30 am-noon Saturdays, June 5-July 10, except for July 3, when it’s closed for the holiday weekend.

Any qualified elector may request an absentee ballot by filing a written Absentee Ballot Request form no later than noon the day before the election. The deadline for the City to mail absentee ballots is August 10. Certain requirements must be met to vote absentee. For more information, call Donna Moore or Jean Lee at 302-227-6181, ext. 159.


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