File for Candidacy

CITY OF NEWARK
DELAWARE
SOLICITATION OF CANDIDATES NOTICE


The City of Newark will hold its annual municipal election on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The offices for which an election will be held are the office of Mayor and Council Member for Districts 1, 2 and 4.  The Mayor serves a three-year term and Council Members serve two-year terms.

Any qualified voter of the city who, for a period of at least 15 years next 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 Mayor or Council Member. A qualified voter, eligible to hold the office of Mayor, shall mean a person who is a registered voter at the time his/her nominating petition is filed and who resides in the City of Newark. A qualified voter, eligible to hold the office of Council Member, shall mean a person who is a registered voter at the time his/her nominating petition is filed and who resides in the district he/she seeks to represent.

All nominations for Mayor and Council Member 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 p.m. Each nominating petition for Mayor shall be signed by the candidate and, in addition, shall bear the signatures of 10 qualified voters residing in any district in the City of Newark. Each nominating petition for Council Member shall be signed by the candidate and, in addition, shall bear the signatures of 10 qualified voters residing in the district from which the candidate seeks election.
  Petitions with all requisite signatures must be filed with the City Secretary by 5:00 p.m., EDT, on Monday, February 4, 2019 in order to be eligible for candidacy in the April 9, 2019 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.

Newark Election Board

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