File for Candidacy

CITY OF NEWARK
DELAWARE

SOLICITATION OF CANDIDATES NOTICE

The City of Newark will hold a special municipal election for mayor on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. This election will fill the remainder of the term vacated by Mayor Markham, which ends in April 2025.

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 Council Member. A qualified voter, eligible to hold the office of Council Member, shall mean a person who is a registered voter at the time their nominating petition is filed and who resides in the district they seek to represent.

All nominations for 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 5:00 p.m. or via email at citysecretary@newark.de.us. 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, December 11, 2023 in order to be eligible for candidacy in the January 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.

Newark Election Board

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Posted: October 24, 2023