Solicitation of Candidates- Election 2020

Date: July 21, 2020

 

 

TOWN OF DEWEY BEACH  ---  MUNICIPAL ELECTION 2020

Notice of Solicitation of Candidates

Filing Deadline:  5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2020

 

The Town of Dewey Beach, Sussex County, Delaware will hold its Annual Municipal Election on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Let this be notice to those persons with intention to file for a Commissioner’s seat that they must file as a candidate no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2020.

Term of Office – Two (2) Years – Beginning September 2020 and ending September 2022.

Number of Elected Seats – Two (2).

Qualifications

Each Commissioner shall be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.  A candidate must not have been convicted of a felony, must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age on or before the date of the election, and must have been a qualified elector in the Town of Dewey Beach for at least one (1) year prior to the date of the Election.

Not fewer than two (2) of the Commissioners shall be designated Resident Commissioners.  A Resident Commissioner shall have the following qualifications:

be a bona fide resident and domiciliary of the Town; and

be an owner of real estate within the Town, or

be both a settlor/creator and trustee of a valid trust to which real property which is located within the
Town has been conveyed, which conveyance is recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, or

be a leaseholder of real estate in the Town under a valid lease of a term of five (5) years or more.  Any person applying as a leaseholder candidate pursuant to this subsection will be required to include a copy of a valid lease with his or her candidate filing.

Other Commissioners must have the qualifications of a Resident Commissioner as defined above or

be an owner of real estate within the Town, or

be both a settlor/creator and trustee of a valid trust to which real property which is located within the Town has been conveyed, which conveyance is recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, or

be a leaseholder of real estate within the Town under a valid lease of a term of five (5) years or more.  Any person applying as leaseholder candidate pursuant to this subsection will be required to include a copy of a valid lease with his or her candidate filing.

The Commissioner with the title of “Mayor of the Town of Dewey Beach” must be qualified as a Resident Commissioner. If any one of the Commissioners shall, during his/her term of office, fail to continue to be qualified as stated above, he/she shall ipso facto vacate his/her office. The Commissioners shall be the judges of the qualifications of the members.

Registered voters may vote in person on Election Day or by absentee ballot.  Those voting by absentee ballot must first submit a “Request for an Absentee Ballot” form.  This form may be obtained from the Town’s Website at www.townofdeweybeach.com or by contacting Town Hall at (302) 227-6363 Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  All absentee ballot requests must be received no later than 12:00 Noon on Friday, September 25, 2020.

Those persons with intentions to file as candidates should contact the Town Manager’s Office located at 105 Rodney Avenue, Dewey Beach, DE 19971. Filings of an individual’s intent to run for office will only be accepted in letter form or other written certification.  A person’s letter of intent must be accompanied by a completed “Candidate Filing Form”, available from the Town’s Website at www.townofdeweybeach.com.  Both must be received at the Town Manager’s office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2020.

 

Please click HERE to obtain a Candidate Filing Form.

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