No election required in 2023


The City of Rehoboth Beach's 2023 municipal election will not take place August 12 as only one person for each open position is moving forward. Commissioner Jay Lagree submitted a nominating petition, but has withdrawn his candidacy.

The nominating petitions for each of the three remaining individuals must be certified by the Board of Commissioners June 16.

The individuals who submitted nominating petitions to be certified by the Board of Commissioners are:

For mayor

  • Stanley A. Mills, Jr.

For commissioner

  • J. Patrick Gossett
  • Donald G. Preston, Jr.

City of Rehoboth Beach municipal elections are held the second Saturday of August each year. When an election takes place, in-person voting is from 10 am-6 pm at the convention center.

The voter registration deadline is the close of business 30 days prior to election day - on Thursday, July 13, in 2023.

Voter information

To vote in City of Rehoboth Beach elections, voters must:

  • be at least 18
  • a resident or freeholder (for at least 30 days) or 10-year leaseholder (for at least six months)
  • registered in the city's Book of Registered Voters.

Voters who miss two consecutive annual elections are placed on an inactive list. These voters are notified by postcard, and information about their voting status is requested.

Absentee ballots

Voters who wish to vote by absentee ballot in the 2023 election must submit a completed absentee ballot request form. The form is available online. To request that a form be mailed to you, call Donna Moore or Steven Perry at 302-227-6181, ext. 159.

Request forms must be completed and signed in order to be processed.

Return completed absentee ballot requests to:
City of Rehoboth Beach
229 Rehoboth Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Absentee ballots are available 45 days prior to Election Day. Ballots will be mailed to everyone who has an absentee ballot request form on file with the city. The deadline for the city to mail absentee ballots is the last Tuesday before the election. 

Absentee ballots must be returned in person or received by mail before polls close on Election Day.

Election questions? Call Donna Moore or Steven Perry at 302-227-6181, ext. 159.

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