2024 City of Newark District Election Information - Updated February 12, 2024

The City of Newark will hold an election for Council Districts 3, 5 and 6 on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. 

Any qualified voter of the city who, for a period of at least 15 years preceding the election has not been convicted of a felony, as that crime is designated by the State of Delaware, and who has resided in the city for at least one year next preceding the election, shall be eligible to hold the office of councilperson. A qualified voter, eligible to hold office, shall mean a person who is a registered voter at the time their nominating petition is filed and who resides within City limits.

All nominations for councilperson shall be declared by petition, which can be obtained in the City Secretary’s Office, 220 South Main Street, Newark, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or via email at citysecretary@newark.de.us. Each nominating petition for councilperson shall be signed by the candidate and, in addition, shall bear the signatures of 10 qualified voters residing within City limits. Petitions with all requisite signatures must be filed with the City Secretary by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 5, 2024 in order to be eligible for candidacy in the April 9, 2024 election.

QUESTIONS should be directed to the City Secretary’s office, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at 302-366-7000 or citysecretary@newark.de.us.

Candidates

District 3

Jay Bancroft: verified by the Board of Elections on January 29, 2024

Russell Zehnacker: verified by the Board of Elections on January 31, 2024

Bryan B. Horsey: verified by the Board of Elections on February 1, 2024

District 5

Jason Lawhorn: verified by the Board of Elections on February 2, 2024

District 6

Travis McDermott: verified by the Board of Elections on February 1, 2024

Polling Location

District 3: Aetna Fire Station #7, 7 Thorn Lane

 Need help identifying your district? View the Election Polling Places application here!

The City of Newark Election Polling Places application helps citizens locate their election polling place and obtain information about current elected officials. To locate a polling place, simply click on the map or enter an address in the search box. The polling place and respective voting precinct will then be highlighted on the map and information about the polling place will appear in a pop-up box on the page.

A form of identification will be required of all voters. For absentee ballots, please contact the City Secretary's Office at (302) 366-7000.

Voter Registration

Requirements to Vote

  • You must be at least 18 years old by Election Day.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You must have established residency in the city for at least 24 days prior to the election.

Any individual who is at least 18 years old and is registered to vote with the State of Delaware at a residence within the City of Newark is eligible to vote for Mayor. If you are unsure if you are registered, please call the City Secretary’s office at (302) 366-7000 and a staff member can look up your registration. You may register to vote through the State Department of Elections here.

Request an Absentee Ballot

To obtain an absentee ballot, please contact the City Secretary's Office at 302-366-7000 or citysecretary@newark.de.us.

Working at the Polls

The City of Newark is looking for City residents who would like to work at the polling places. Workers must be available from 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the day of the election as well as for a training to be scheduled in the week prior to the election. Payment ranges from $150 to $185 for workers depending on the role to which they are assigned plus an additional $50 for attending training prior to the election. Lunch is provided.

For more information, please contact the City Secretary's Office at 302-366-7000 or citysecretary@newark.de.us.

More Information

If you have specific questions about city elections, you may call the City Secretary's Office at (302) 366-7000. For further information, you may call the New Castle County Department of Elections at (302) 577-3464.