PUBLIC NOTICE OF ANNUAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2019, FROM 12:00 NOON TO 6:00 P.M. EASTERN DAYLIGHT’S SAVINGS TIME IN THE TOWN MEETING ROOM, 214 GARFIELD PARKWAY, BETHANY BEACH, DELAWARE.
Notice is hereby given to all qualified voters of the Town of Bethany Beach, Delaware that the Annual Municipal Election will be held in said Town on Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 12:00 Noon until 6:00 p.m. eastern daylight savings time, in the Town Meeting Room, 214 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, Delaware.
Three (3) Town Council Members shall be elected. There are four (4) candidates. The candidates are:
Lee Bunting (resident)
Joseph T. Healy (resident)
Jerry Morris (resident)
Patrick E. Sheplee (non-resident)
At least four (4) of the seven (7) members of the Town Council must be residents of the Town, but all may be residents of the Town.
Town Council terms are for a period of two years.
At said Annual Municipal Election, every person, male or female, who has attained eighteen (18) years of age, is registered under the Town’s Voter Registration ordinances, and is either: (a) a freeholder in the Town, as defined herein, for a period of 90 (ninety) days prior to the date of the election, or (b) has been a permanent, full-time resident of the Town for at least six (6) months prior to the date of the election in which he or she seeks to vote. For purposes of this Charter: (i) a “freeholder” shall be deemed to include any natural person who holds title of record to a fee simple, estate or a life estate, in and to real property located within the Town boundaries: (ii) a “resident” shall mean any person who has been a permanent, full-time resident of the Town for at least six (6) months prior to the date of the election.
Bethany Beach property owners who are listed on the Town’s property tax list are not required to register to vote in Town elections.
Residents of Bethany Beach (who do not own property) must register to vote at least thirty days prior to the election. Residents may register at Town Hall or request a mailed registration form by telephone, mail or by email.
All votes shall be offered in person, or by absentee ballot. If an elector cannot appear at the regular polling place the day of the election, he/she may appear at Town Hall or contact Town Hall and request an Affidavit. Affidavits are also available on the Town’s website at www.townofbethanybeach.com. The written Affidavit must be filed no later than 12:00 Noon on Friday, September 6, 2019. After approval of the Affidavit, an absentee ballot will be provided to you either in person or mailed. Absentee ballots must be received before the polls close on the day of the election. No voter shall vote for more candidates than there are offices to be filled at the election. Voting machines will be used on the day of the election.